We are officially on day 2,356 of quarantine (right?!) and the reality here is that school is definitely “at home” for the rest of the year. I know that a lot of you already dealing with that reality and the overwhelm is too real. As I mentioned in an early quarantine indoor activity post, the #1 way I deal with the overwhelm is routine, routine, routine. Having a plan is the only way we can function in this house, which is why we also love our family economy when it comes to chores. We love a plan, we love a routine, and we love designated spaces for activities.
Creating a dedicated home office space has been life changing for Neil and me, so I've been thinking about designating a kid's activity space for homeschooling, arts and crafts or the KiwiCo boxes we love! In today's post I'm sharing some inspo for the space I'm dreaming of-including a few pieces we already have and LOVE.
Table for two
We originally showcased this table and chairs set in our playroom reveal. It is the perfect durable play space for all the puzzles, workbooks or fun craft projects. The exact table and chairs set is sold out, but this set is highly rated and comes in a gorgeous aqua color! If your heart is set on grey though, here's a table and some chairs that are identical to ours.
I also love the idea of a desk for Ani that my other kids can grow into eventually. This all white one is totally my aesthetic and the perfect size for a small desktop or a laptop. In the age of Zoom school and online learning, this is super important. This desk gets good reviews too!
A cozy reading spot
We have this hanging in Ani and Lyla's bedroom and I still think it's the ideal place to curl up with a good book. We are really leaning into reading during these COVID school closures. The reviews of our swing are absolutely perfect and the quality is amazing. This alternative is Amazon's pick and super affordable.
Time to learn
This $20 Amazon find is super cute and super easy to read. We love a schedule and I am a firm believer in time blocks. Having a clock that the girls can read themselves helps them to know how long certain activities are going to be and when then they can start the next thing. Especially if the next thing is a yummy snack or “recess”!
White Book Shelf
Pink Kitchen $40 off
Aqua table and chair set, grey table and chairs
Swing, pictured swing
Love Triangle Pillow Cover
Feather Pillow Insert 17″ x 17″
Area Rug 57% off
Gold shelf, similar
Paper mache animals
More activity space inspo
We rounded up even more ideas if you're thinking about designating an activity space for your kids too. Mom School is super hard and teachers are amazing, but setting up this type of space might make things just a little easier. Do you have any suggestions for me to help me create a really great space? Please share!