Color Code the Kids

We have always been color coded around here, Pac is green, Krash is blue and Ladybug is purple {or pink if whatever it is doesn’t come in purple}. We use this method for water bottles, drink bands, and anything that easily gets mixed up.

This was the first year I felt the need to color code homeschool supplies. I was at Target the other day and guess what they had in the dollar section, purple, green, and blue mini caddies for a dollar each!!Color Coded Homeschool Supplies

They also had star stickers and I picked up a pack of those.  Once home, I got busy!  I sorted out markers, colored pencils, crayons, pencils, scissors, erasers, and glue sticks.Color Coded Homeschool Supplies

Each child got a complete set of each {well, Ladybug didn’t get it all} and a color coded star applied to each item {each crayon, pencil, marker, colored pencil, glue stick}.

Color Coded Homeschool Supplies

Specifically in the bins…

  • a few pencils {each child got a few of “their” color, that also have the colored star}
  • a set of thin washable Crayola markers {not Ladybug}
  • a set of nice crayons, in all standard colors plus a few extras {peach, pink, etc.}
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • a set of colored pencils
  • a chunky eraser, and a few eraser caps for the pencils
  • a highlighter {their color} {not Ladybug}

I put the star stickers on about 2 weeks ago and they are peeling a tiny bit on some items, they may require a piece of clear tape to hold, we’ll see once the material begin to be used!

I am hoping this will help with the stray supplies and the never ending search for basic colored crayons!  It always seems that when one of the kids needs a RED, all we have are the many variations of red but not a RED.  I hope this is the end to that problem! We shall see!

Do you color code your kids?  Do you have a blog post about your own color coding methods, share in the comments if you do!