As a homeschooling parent, you may be struggling to organize everything. From keeping clear records to planning lessons each day, the nitty-gritty paperwork side of things can overshadow the fun and joy that comes from spending intentional time with your kids. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Many homeschool families choose to use homeschool planners to help them stay on top of things. If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve compiled a list of the best homeschool planners you can find! From print to digital, cheap to not-so-cheap, you’re sure to find one that’s just right for you.
Physical Homeschool Planners
The Homeschool Planner by The Peaceful Press
This Homeschool Planner is undated, which means you can start on any date you want! Along with a goal setting section, there are also reading logs and attendance and goal trackers. Based on reviews, this planner is better suited for smaller families (4 or less kids).
Organized Homeschool Planner by Not Consumed Ministries
Writing out your daily plan in a planner can be helpful, but what if life gets in the way and you don’t get it all done? Well, then you have to re-write all of it the next day!
This faith-based planner focuses instead on vision planning so you can make sure you’re getting everything done without writing out your plans every day. With space to thoroughly evaluate the previous school year, you can make the most of the year coming up! You will also find designated areas to investigate and record state requirements (so you know you’re always up-to-date with what your current state requires) and curriculum planning for up to 8 kids.
If your kid is old enough to start planning and recording his or her own work, a student planner is sold separately.
Mega Homeschool Planner by Homeschool Life Press
If you’re looking for a way to plan out your homeschooling year without having to print out pages on your printer or spend a ton of money buying a planner, this option will be perfect for you! Easy on the bank and simple to use, this homeschool planner works for families of all sizes! Track attendance, assignments, reading, homeschool expenses, extracurricular activities, and more in this helpful, inexpensive planner.
A Simple Plan Planners
If you’re going to be looking at your homeschool planner every day, it doesn’t hurt when it has beautiful colors and art, does it? These Christian planners have calendars (can be purchased undated!), weekly plans, assignments, student records, suggesting reading lists, and Scripture memorization lists, to name a few of the unique features. With room for up to 6 kids, this is a perfect planner for big families who want to also focus on their children’s spiritual development.
Coordinating student planners are also available for your self-guided children!
Teacher Planner by Emily Ley
While there are planners specific to homeschooling, many homeschool families feel a teacher planner best fits the bill. This planner has room for recording progress for over 30 students, as well as space for substitute teaching information, but the future planning, goal setting, and lesson planning have made it worth it to many homeschooling families, even those with only 1 or more kids.
Digital Homeschool Planners
Have messy writing and looking for something digital? Homeschool Planet is an online homeschool planner that you can tailor to your needs. Organized as a digital kanban board, this planner is all online, but you can still print out checklists or you can text or email reminders to family members! Need to reschedule assignments or plans? Forget the eraser and use the automatic rescheduling feature.
Homeschool Planet offers a free 30-day trial before signing up for a monthly or yearly plan.
Homeschool Planner Plus by The Homeschool Mom
Do spreadsheets and charts give you butterflies? No? Just me? Well, either way, if a planner using Excel spreadsheets is more your speed, this planner (which is free by the way) may be just right for you! Fully customizable, there is room to plan for multiple years and children, as well as reading logs, assessments, and attendance. There isn’t a digital calendar included, but you can print out their free calendar to use along with it (or use macros to add your plans to a digital calendar).
A free printable planner is available from The Homeschool Mom too!
Printable Homeschool Planners
You’ll find more than 1 FREE option in this section. The free options you can find out there are countless, but these are the best of the best, with all of them offering something just a little different than the others. Download one, none, or all of them—and mix and match to create the perfect homeschool planner for you!
Weekly Homeschool Planner by Homeschool Creations
This 138-page planner offers a full year of at-a-glance pages, weekly planning and journal sheets (which can be customized to fit your family), and yearly planning sheets for attendance, events, and curriculum. Because homeschooling isn’t just about academics either, you’ll find sheets that offer to-do lists, menu planning, chore charts, and more! Best of all, you can type your information into the sheets before printing them out, or just save them all on your computer to have a digital version of your planner too!
Tutorial to Make Your Own Planner by Your Morning Basket
Do you have a bullet journal or wish you knew how to create one? With this tutorial, you will find tips on how to create a bullet journal homeschool planner or how to organize all your free printables in a way that makes sense for you!
Free planning sheets are available to download that include a shopping list for all your homeschool supply needs and a block scheduler. Want additional planner pages? You can purchase some here too for $19.
Free Printable Homeschool Planner by Living Life & Learning
This free version of homeschool planner printables is unique in that it is customizable with three different formats of a weekly schedule, two formats of weekly lesson plans, and two formats of a daily schedule. You’ll also find sheets that aid in unit study planning for those of you who are creative in your approach to teaching the non-core subjects.
The Ultimate Free Homeschool Planner by Shining Mom
With over 30 free pages to download, these beautiful and colorfully designed printables offer four different choices for a planner cover. Also included is a weekly lesson plan, homework planner, Bible reading log, notecards, exam scheduler, and checklists—just to name a few!
Staying Organized with a Homeschool Planner
There is nothing better than waking up in the morning knowing you have a set plan for the day. A homeschool planner is the best way to make sure you stick to your set homeschool schedule, while also ensuring you keep to your daily goals. Homeschooling can bring challenges, but staying organized doesn’t have to be one of them!