As soon as the 4th of July gets packed away in most stores, the back to school frenzy starts with a vengeance. I know a lot of us have relaxed styles and we still have weeks of summer vacation to enjoy. But if you’re wanting some unique gifts to surprise your kids with at the start of a new homeschool year, then I’ve got you covered. Plus, there’s some fun finds for homeschool moms too.
I headed to the Etsy marketplace for all these fun finds. Many sellers are offering free shipping these days, so you can likely find some great handmade deals.
For the Kids
I love starting the year with a unique surprise for the kids. It doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive either! Here are some ideas to pull out the first day of school in the fall before you settle into learning.
Because homeschool kids need to have fun on the first day of school too.
- Custom Personalized Pencils
- Personalized Pencil Bag
- Personalized Notebook
- Scratch Your Travels USA Map
- Personalized Library Tote Bag
- Curiosity Box – Charlotte Mason Inspired Nature Study Kit
- Nature Study Leaf & Flower Press Kit
- Colored Pencils Holder
- Cursive Tracing Board
- Custom Name Decals
Homeschool mom T-Shirts are a great uniform for those days at co-op or heading to the grocery store with your crew. Here’s some cute options!
Since many of us rely on the power of coffee to get us through the day, here are some mug options just for us.
Whether you have a dedicated homeschool room, or school all over the house, having some special home decor helps up the cozy factor while making a statement.
- Home Sweet Homeschool pillow
- Home is Where the Heart Is wood sign
- Framed Chalkboard Calendar
- Home Sweet Homeschool framed print
Want some free art prints and first day of school signs? Head on over to 4onemore.com. You can even print a few signs for your homeschooling mama friends as back to school gifts. There’s also an All About Me page that you can print for your kids to fill out on the first day of homeschool. Enjoy and happy homeschooling!
Abby is a former public school teacher, now homeschooling her five children. She’s in the trenches just like you and knows it can be challenging to be home with your kids all day while you struggle to keep up with the housework and educate your kids (and maybe even work on the side!). She blogs over at www.4onemore.com and hosts the Homeschool with Moxie podcast.