Setting Up Your Space: Young Scholars

May 29, 2020 | Wisdom Wonder Project

When you first move into a home or an apartment, before you start making meals in your new kitchen, it helps to check that you have some staple ingredients and equipment on hand. That way, you won’t one day find yourself stuck in the middle of a recipe without any beaters to beat your egg whites. In the same way, as you prepare to use the Wisdom Wonder Project curriculum to share a feast of ideas with your child(ren) at home or in the classroom, you’ll find you get the best results if you put in that bit of extra time to set up your space.

With that in mind, here is a list of items we suggest you have on hand in your learning space beginning with first grade. We also encourage you to think outside the box. If you don’t already have something from the list and don’t wish to buy it, feel free to find a substitute that works for you!


Camera (phone is also fine)

From the kitchen

Jars for Watercolor Paints
Mason jars (or small containers)
Paper plates
Paper towels / rags
Protective tablecloth
Tray or cookie sheet


Paper, Lined Zaner Bloser
Paper, White Printer

Sharpie markers

Art / Craft

Crayons, jumbo
Chalk, outdoor
Colored Pencils, Prismacolor
Construction paper
Craft glue
Glue sticks, jumbo
Masking tape / painter’s tape
Popsicle sticks
Tempera paints
Watercolor paints
White school glue

Play / Education

Colorful wood blocks
Standard unit blocks

Download PDF checklist HERE

What items have you found essential? How do you set up your homeschooling space? We’d love to see! Send us photos or tag us on Instagram @wisdomwonderproject #myhomeschoolspace!

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