Small Space Homeschooling

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 We have a smaller house with no space for a “school room.” So learning happens in our whole house! We have learned to be creative with small space homeschooling

Small Space Homeschooling - Love these tips and ideas for organizing supplies and learning areas with limited space!

While I sometimes pine over the separate rooms other home schools have, I think it has been a blessing for us to not have that space. 

  • Our entire house has a learning atmosphere.
  • Everything we’re working on is showcased. 
  • We are forced to keep things tidier than if it were all tucked away in a room somewhere. 
  • We can “do school” where we do life!

Small Space Homeschooling Areas

Toy Area

This is a central area in our open floor plan where a lot of learning, quiet times, reading and play happen. 
  • Bookshelves
  • Toys rotated in (bins in coat closet hold rotation toys), a fun road rug from Ikea
  • TAG readers
  • Magna doodles
  • Play kitchen
  • Lego table
  • Maps
  • Mirrors and baby toys
  • Educational posters
Living Room
Our living room is mostly an adult space, although lots of forts are built and the big, low coffee table is perfect for lego or magna tile creations. 
Art Area
Many art projects happen at the dining room table or outside, but our little art area is very versatile for projects as well. There are drawers nearby with smocks and supplies. 
  • Easel with art paper rools
  • Dry erase and chalk boards (part of the easel)
  • Flannel board (propped onto easel)
  • Art display clipboards (more hung up in bathrooms)
 Find out how and where we set up our Calendar Area, learning toys, and homeschool bookshelves!

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This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. Instead of ‘you had me at hello’ – you had me at BASKETS! I love (slightly ocd maybe) baskets. My daughter and I were chatting and she said, Mommy, what if we bought a basket store for Christmas and gave it to you!? we just giggled. You have some great ideas and gave me a new one for our play/music room. so happy I stopped by!

    1. Ha! Yes, baskets are a homeschoolers best friend. Along with bookshelves. 🙂 Glad you found a good idea!

  2. You’ve done a great job creating the learning atmosphere in your home. I really like the clipboards for displaying art. Hope you have a great new school year.

    1. Thank you! Yes the clipboards look nice and make swapping out displays so easy!

  3. Oh, I LOVE the art clipboards too. What a neat idea! And I’m envious of your entertainment center. It looks amazing, Tauna!

    1. Thanks Keri! Truth be told it doesn’t always look so neat. But I guess anyone would have suspected that. 🙂 I’m constantly tweaking placement of things so that it’s easy to keep maintained but let’s face it – that’s not easy!

  4. Some of our happiest homeschooling memories have been made in small spaces. You’ve done a terrific job utilitzing the space you have. EVerything is neat and orderly, easily accessible and easy to put away.
    There will be alot of learning going on – enjoy our new school year!

  5. I have a tiny house and it’s nice to know I’m not the only one! Thank you for this post! I pinned it

  6. So thankful to finally find someone that makes me feel a little more “normal”. We have a very small house and I’m homeschooling 3 boys (ages 6,10,12). When I first started out, I thought I HAD to have this perfectly set apart space just for school work, but we have melted into using our whole house. I love what you’ve done for organization and appreciate the bit of affirmation I received from your blog! Blessings!!

  7. What great spaces for learning Tauna! I love how organized you have everything, and the clipboards for art display are a great idea! The bookshelves are fantastic, I envy them 🙂

  8. I may steal the entertainment center idea. We are moving into a much smaller space and the kids will no longer have a whole front area of the house for homeschooling, I will need to rethink everything.

    1. It’s really worked out well for us! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

  9. I love how you optimize the small space you have for homeschooling! I grew up in a house without a dedicated school room also, so our homeschooling was evident all over the kitchen, dining, and living room! In fact, the “wallpaper” in the dining room was world/state maps, history timelines, penmanship charts, bookcases, and a whiteboard! I look back on it and laugh, but it was normal to us, and it just worked!

    1. that’s the best kind of wallpaper! 😀

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