Basic Supply List Year 1



Preschool & Kindergarten

Simple List - Use what you have! If you want to know what we use, see linked list below this one.

- Liquid Watercolor Paints : Doesn't matter what brand, you need the primary colors [red, yellow, blue]

- A Mop Paintbrush : A large paintbrush for them to use on large paper.

- Watercolor Paper : At least 11x15 or 15x22 sized

- Crayons : Beeswax or whatever you have

- Spiral Notebook : Something simple

- Nature Journal : [optional! For them to join older siblings or if you want them to practice drawing/coloring while out in nature]


What WE use for PreK/Kinder [Exact Materials Not Required] 


Grades 1st - 2nd

Linked below are what we use. Exact materials are not required. 


Grades 3rd - 12th

Linked below is what we use. Exact materials not required. 


***You can also just use a nice sketchbook, BUT the watercolor will buckle the pages. If that doesn't bother you, that is a cheaper option. Make sure to use parchment paper in-between pages until it dries. If the colors bleed through you can glue them to the next page to make them thicker. Since they come with more pages, it still works out just fine. [ADDING : Link to simple options for notebooking/journaling] 



Supplies listed above for grade plus :

  • Letter Tiles or you can use Banangrams or Scrabble Tiles if you have them. This is for spelling words out. 



How Much Do I Need?

I'm going to try to give my best judgment here, but ultimately you decide and just see what works best. Start small and then add only as needed.

Paints: Watercolor [liquid] and the pan paints have lasted us a couple years and still going. We are just now getting low on the liquid watercolors. We have the tiny stockmar ones.

Paint Brushes: My girls and I share one watercolor brush set of 6. The more Everett paints, the more we might need 2 sets.

Glue Sticks & Pencils: All of them. I kid. They run out or run away around here, so we keep this stocked.

Spiral Notebook: 1 single subject per child should last for two years. It's not a bunch of hefty work that goes inside of it, but it will depend. Pick up some cheap ones locally. If you don't need these for record keeping, recycle them at the end of the year. Not necessary to keep. It's for spelling, grammar, dictation, vocabulary, drafts, etc.

Notebooking Journal: This is for the art notebooking pages. They use one per school year. We use front and back pages and do usually 1 per week, sometimes 2, sometimes none. At worst you may start a second one, just continue for the following year.

Joy & Wisdom Journal: These have many pages and should last for a full volume if not more. If you run out of pages, start a new one and continue however many years until it is full. Don't leave empty pages to start a new one for a new school year.