The Ultimate Checklist of Things You Need To Homeschool Your Preschooler

Hey, Moms! I am in the midst of finishing up my homeschool planning for this year. I have a preschooler and a high schooler this year. So exciting! In all this hustle and bustle to finish up my plans, I have been working on a list of things I have, will need and would like for Little Miss’s Little Preschool year. So here it is in all its glory. Before I forget Mama, enjoy your preschool homeschooling year!

This is my personal list some of these things are wishes and I will thrift shop for them. Nothing on this list is set in stone it is a nice starting point/ wish list. Many of these things will carry right over into Kindergarten and first grade as well.

I listed a few books that are the very minimum. Reading is so important to build a library of your own and if you have access utilize your local library.

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Arts & Craft Supplies

  • Water paints
  • Tempra paints
  • Finger paints
  • Finger painting paper
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Cray-pas
  • Chalk
  • Paint brushes
  • Paint pallet
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Construction paper
  • Safty scissors
  • Tissue paper
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Pom poms
  • Googly eyes
  • Doodle Pad
  • Air dry Clay
  • Glitter
  • Glitter Glue
  • Old magazines for collages
  • Cotton balls
  • Craft sticks
  • Ribbons and string
  • Dot-a-dots
  • Craft jewels
  • Beads
  • Coloring books or pages
  • Heavy paper that will take wet paints
  • Easel
  • Colored sand
  • Streamers
  • Felt and foam

The Ultimate Checklist of Things You Need To Homeschool Your Preschooler


Reading & Writing

  • Classic collection of fairy tales
  • Picture dictionary
  • Books about animals, neighborhoods, plants, and everyday things.
  • A collection of Dr. Suess books
  • Preschool Lined paper
  • Ticonderoga No. 2 Pencils (You will not be disappointed with this specific brand.)

  • Colored Pens
  • Preschool work books for reading and writing
  • White board and dry erase markers
  • Library Card


  • Manipulatives for counting, adding and subtracting
  • Ice cube tray for sorting
  • Large bead and string set for making patterns
  • Puzzles
  • Measuring cups
  • Ruler
  • Dice
  • Cards with Numbers on them
  • Clothes Pins for clipping on the correct about to the number cards and other activities
  • Beans, large pasta, M&M or other candies for counting and sorting


Large Motor Skills

  • Tricycle or small bike
  • Swing  slide and climbing equipment or access to a play ground
  • Ball
  • Jump rope
  • Hula hoop
  • Side walk chalk for creating hop scotch and other  things
  • Small trampoline
  • Items to create an indoor or outdoor obstacle course (Old tires, buckets, wide boards, or pillows, cushions, small items to walk around.)
  • Small yard rake, and shovel
  • Water table, with cups to pour.
  • Sand Box, shovels, and buckets

Fine Motor Skills

  • Play doh
  • Writing tools mentioned above
  • Smaller beads and string
  • Lacing cards
  • Medium and smaller lego Bricks
  • Plastic eggs to open and close
  • Broken crayons to color with. (Weird you say? Yes, but it develops even better fine motor skills in small children)

Creative and Pretend Play

  • Dress up clothes
  • Kitchen set with dishes and food
  • Baby dolls
  • Envelopes, “stamps” a pretend mail box
  • Cars and trucks
  • Play sets with people and animals such as a barn or house
  • Shopping cart
  • Cash register
  • Small broom, dust pan, and vacuum
  • Anything that pertains to a parent or relatives job (Brief case, safety vest, and hard hat, police uniform)
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