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14 Affordable Items To Transform Any Home Space Into A Classroom For Kids

by Angela Andaloro

Many kids are looking ahead to round two of distance learning. For some, it will be a temporary measure.

For others, it will be what their whole school year looks like. It can be a challenge for families to figure out classroom space where kids are undistracted and ready to learn. It’s an even bigger challenge when you have multiple kids with different needs.

The key to working it all out is organization. You don’t want a thousand printouts littering every surface of your home. You don’t want to accidentally throw out a paper your 5-year-old drew on that had notes your 12-year-old took on the back.

The potential for chaos will always be there. You can minimize it with some planning and a few smart purchases.

Thankfully, with a few adjustments, any space in your home can be transformed into the perfect place for kids to learn. Here are some products that can help you create the perfect home classroom for kids.

Crate and Kids Nesting Play Table and Chairs Set

Nesting Play Table and Chairs Set

The Nesting Play Table and Chairs Set offers a lot of solutions in a compact form. It provides storage, seating, and a surface for work or play. When the day’s done, everything fits neatly into itself.

Shop Now: Nesting Play Table and Chairs Set (Crate and Kids, $399)

Cascading File Wall Organizer With 6 Removable Folders

Cascading File Wall Organizer With 6 Removable Folders

If you’ve got a kid who is distance learning with tons of printouts, we feel your pain. Keep those papers organized with these colorful, compact folders.

Shop Now: Cascading File Wall Organizer With Removable Folders (Target, $9.99)

Colored Frame Magnetic Dry Erase White Boards (Pack of 5)

Colored Frame Magnetic Dry Erase White Boards (Pack of 5)

Load up on an environmentally friendly alternative to blowing through reams of paper. The whiteboards are a good value whether you have one kiddo who multitasks or a bunch working at once.

Shop Now: Colored Frame Magnetic Dry Erase White Boards (Amazon, $21.99)

ABC Rug

abc rug

Bring some of that warm, fuzzy classroom goodness to your home. Kids will love gathering on the ABC rug, whether it’s to snuggle up and read or to sing songs. The rug is available in three sizes: 4 feet by 6 feet, 5 feet by 8 feet, and 8 feet by 10 feet.

Shop Now: ABC Rug (Crate and Kids, $299 to  899)

Malbon Mesh Task Chair

Malbon Mesh Task Chair

This compact chair encourages good posture and is a cute addition to any room. The stylish chair is also available in 12 colors, so it’s easy to match to your decor.

Shop Now: Ebern Designs Malbon Mesh Task Chair (Wayfair, $52.99)

Cork Bulletin Board, 23 by 17 Inches

corkboard

A corkboard is a great space to keep things organized and display hard work. Encourage your kids to be proud of what they’ve accomplished while keeping their workspace clean.

Shop Now: U Brands Cork Bulletin Board, 23 by 17 Inches (Walmart, $6.97)

Crate and Kids Large Metal Stacking Storage Bin

large metal stacking bins

These bins will help you keep things organized, whether it’s time for work or play. The bins are available in three colors: mint, dark blue, and silver.

Shop Now: Large Metal Stacking Storage Bin (Crate and Kids, $49)

Room Essentials Adjustable Storage Desk

Adjustable Storage Desk Black

This is a solid buy for a kid who needs a work surface but doesn’t have a lot of space. The shelves can be moved up or down so you can customize based on your storage needs.

Shop Now: Adjustable Storage Desk, Black (Target, $79.99)

L-Shaped Soft Seating

soft l seat

If you’re looking to give kids some different seating options, this is a nice size. Its colorful styles will pop in any room. It’s available in three colors: blue, red, and green.

Shop Now: L-Shaped Soft Seating (Wayfair, $83.99)

Kindness Counts Rainbow Notebooks

kindness counts kids notebook

It’s a fun notebook with a wonderful reminder for wherever learning is taking place. You can choose from lined, unlined, and grid paper for the 80-page notebook.

Shop Now: Kindness Counts Rainbow Notebooks (Minted, $18)

Scentco Crayola Silly Scents Tri-Color Smens — Scented Pens, Multi-Color Ink

scented caryola pens

Scented pens step up a kid’s writing game. Pump up the excitement to get words on paper with these cute pens.

Shop Now: Scentco Crayola Silly Scents Tri-Color Smens Scented Pens With Multi-Color Ink, Four Count (Amazon, $11.68)

Pack of 32 Animal Erasers

OHill Pack of 32 Animal Erasers

These 3D puzzle erasers are fun for kids to use. They’re also super cute, so kids will wait more than a few seconds before rubbing them to complete dust.

Shop Now: OHill Pack of 32 Animal Erasers (Amazon, $8.99)

Personalized Kids Calendar

kids personalized calendar

This cute chalkboard-style kids calendar adds a great touch to any workspace. Bonus: If the kids are keeping track of the days of the week, you don’t have to!

Shop Now: Personalized Kids Calendar (Etsy, $16.46)

Cartoon Animal World Map Wall Clock

Cartoon Animal World Map Wall Clock

Combine a little bit of geography with some life skills! Most kids learn how to tell time on digital clocks. Make sure your kids can tell time no matter what the format with this fun wall clock.

Shop Now: Cartoon Animal World Map Wall Clock (Society6, $22.39)

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