ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Homemade Learning Tools

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Homemade Learning Tools

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Get ready to be inspired to put together some homemade learning tools of your own!

Repurposed boxes make for adorable mini notebooks. Check them out at SCJohnson.

Having Fun at Home would be happy to show you how to put together a cute & useful flip chart for teaching rhyming words.

Counting Coconuts crafted this clever homemade spinny speller toy for practicing CVC words. She shares a do-it-yourself tutorial on her site.

Make your own recycled crayons for your many crafty lessons.

Make a clock pillow like Silly Precious Piggies and get a hands on learning tool AND a sweet stylish room decoration.

Have you ever wanted to make a Quiet Book for your little one? Anna's whole blog is about making quiet book pages and she provides lots and lots of ideas and instructions to get you started.

Hippos and Dinosaurs put together a reusable book of hidden pictures to help keep her kids occupied. She shares her resource for the pictures and provides a copy of the title page she made for her binder.

Okay so this one is a little bit of a stretch, but we know that a lot of you are handy with a sewing machine from searching your blogs for educational ideas. We thought you might enjoy seeing this cozy car caddy from Homemade by Jill. The numbers on the car slots mean you can talk to your little one about numbers while playing, so see there's some learning in there with the fun!
She Wears Flowers made this Yellow Car Game and shares a tutorial on how to make one for yourself. We know your kids will love keeping a look out for yellow cars while you run errands!


  1. So many fun ideas! I especially love the pillow clock! Thanks very much for linking back to my blog. :)

  2. pillow clock. So doing that soon. Maybe.

  3. Thanks so much for the feature!!