Homeschool Lesson Planner–Colorful

Hi everyone!

I’ve literally had a ton of emails…although I’m not sure how you would really weigh emails…

Maybe I should say a zillion, but then I’d be exaggerating slightly.

Anyway, the point is I’ve had a LOT of emails requesting that I make a printable homeschool lesson planner. So I’ve finally had a little bit of time to make one.


Okay fine, I couldn’t decide on a design so I made two!

I’m releasing the first one for you today and will release the second version next week.

Curious?…think floral.

I also did my best to make these fairly generic so you can use them if you homeschool or teach in a traditional classroom.

I wanted something bright and colorful just to help make my planning a little sweeter. So today I present the bright and cheery Homeschool Lesson Planner & Records download.


Get the Colorful Lesson Planner now for just $5.00!


Psst…giveaway alert, keep reading!

The first part of the planner you’ll find the weekly planning pages. I included 5 copies for each month so you should have enough for each month regardless of how many days there are and how they fall.


What forms are included?

The following pages are all of my helpful homeschooling forms. The form section includes the following items. If there’s a form I forgot, feel free to email me and I’ll do my best to add one in!

Most of these forms were created to go along with my Homeschooling 101: A Guide to Getting Started eBook. Hopefully they’re fairly self explanatory but you can use them however best suits your needs.




  • Homeschooling Vision Statement
  • Notice of Intent to Homeschool
  • Household Rules Chart (There are a couple versions of this, one partially filled in and one blank.)
  • Behavior & Discipline Chart
  • Our Family Schedule
  • Our Commitment Worksheet
  • Our Curriculum
  • Curriculum Plan Overview
  • Weekly Subject overview
  • Weekly Schedule Overview
  • Our Book List
  • My Reading Log
  • Planned Field Trips
  • Extra-curricular Activities
  • Craft Supply List
  • Homeschool Supply Shopping List
  • Photocopies Needed List
  • Unit Study Planner
  • Preschool Assessment Form
  • kindergarten Assessment Form
  • Sight Word Assessment Form (Covers Primer – 3rd Grade)
  • Homeschool Attendance Records
  • Homeschool Long Term Grade Records
  • Super Mom vs. Abiding Mom Printable
  • Year at-a-Glance Calendars (2013-2016)


How do I use the planner?

I printed the planner and forms, then took mine to a local office supply store and had it spiral bound. It cost about $3.50 for the spiral, plastic cover, and backing. You can even print an extra one for your students if they prefer to work off of their own planner.

Next get some colorful pens and start planning! Add in the current week dates at the top along with all of your subjects down the left hand column.



Next add in your  lessons on the lines provided. You can use the lines to write in lessons for each child as indicated below.



I like to use different colored pens for each of my children.


I like the Paper Mate InkJoy retractable pens, they’re colorful and fun. However, pen is permanent so if you like to move things around, you might consider erasble colored pencils.



As you proceed through your lessons, highlight the completed items so you know that they are finished.




Get the Colorful Lesson Planner now for just just $5.00!


Can’t Wait??

Of course you know how I am with giveaways, so I’m totally excited to offer a giveaway for the Lesson Planner!

Make sure to enter even if you’ve already purchased it and I’ll be happy to refund you!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


NOTE: This item is currently available in digital download format only. It is in PDF format. You will need Adobe Reader to open and print the file.

I hope you enjoy this bright and cheery planner! Feel free to email me if you have any questions or would like to see anything added in that I missed!



  1. Love this!

  2. sabrina says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this planner….but I can’t enter the giveaway cuz I’m don’t live in the States. 🙁

  3. hi! i am not quite sure how to enter after checking the boxes that apply in the entry form. can you confirm that? and then how do we know if we’ve won? there isn’t a place to enter an email. this fancy form is new to me! 🙂

  4. Andrea Gardner says:

    Once again you amaze me 🙂 You have been given such a gift. I am simply not talented or patient enough to create planners and what-not.

    I appreciate your hard work and willingness to share it with your readers.

  5. Elisabeth says:

    Hurray Hurray for another great day here with Erica!!! I am SO buying this, but not until July because I am taking a mental month off to recharge! The forms look great – love there is one for sight words. Is there a section where I could check write in skills as they are introduced, then mastered?? I’m taking a page from the Home Learning Yr by Yr book by Rupp, and wanted to have that section in my planner next year.

  6. love it! thanks!

  7. I would LOVE to see you make a download for a home management binder!

    • Elisabeth says:

      I second that Krista, and I have time this summer to do a recipe binder. Would LOVE to see Erica put together something like that too with editable recipe cards and dividers :). !!!!

  8. I just purchased this. It is amazing and I’m so excited to get started with it and print it out. Thank you so much! I was shocked when I saw how much was included for only $5!!!!

  9. What a blessing this homeschool planner is to all that teach! This is an incredible planner for only $5! I have been looking for a better planner but just can’t afford some of the ones I have found, untill now! Thanks a million for offering this planner to the rest of us & keeping it affordable! I love all your printables! God bless you & your family on your homeschool journey! 🙂

  10. I love the colors… They are so happy! Let’s talk printers. I am not sue I could print a years worth of color pages on my printer cartridges… HP Deskjet 3050. Does anyone have advice?

  11. This is so perfect! I spent $15-$20 on one from the store that was boring and didn’t fully meet my needs. I am so thankful to you and your ability to create all of these wonderful printables! I have linked this page up on my site because everyone will be so blessed by it! Thanks again, Robin

  12. Love it!

  13. I just love this! All your stuff is so cute!! You do a great job

  14. Silly question maybe . . . but what font did you use for the handwriting in the example pages? I LOVE it!

  15. I just started using a planner last year. It was so helpful to keep track of our progress. Thanks for creating this helpful and beautiful planner!

  16. Maricel says:

    Just want to say thank you. I don’t know how you do it all. You are just amazing!

  17. Maureen says:

    I LOVE this, Erica! One question, do you have any plans to make a boy-ish one? I’d like to give it to my kids to use, and I have two boys. The flowers might not go over so well. 🙂

  18. Hello! Love this planner and design ;o) We are starting 1st grade this year so it’ll be the first year that I’ll HAVE to keep a specific planner for evaluation and to keep myself sane but I’m just curious how many pages the complete planner is before buying it and preparing my printer cartridges for printing? Thanks to anyone in advance!!

  19. Jennifer says:

    I just bought this and I LOVE it!!!! I was wondering if you were planning on adding a grade reporting sheet? If it’s already in there, please just ignore…I just zoomed through this before heading to bed.

    You are so creative and I love the wonderful things you make and share with us!!

  20. I am also curious about how many pages are included in the planner. My ink is expensive, and I’m wondering if I should attempt to print this somewhere. Thanks!

  21. I have been trying to find, how many days/weeks do you homeschool?
    Thanks, I love this planner!

  22. Have you tried the FriXion erasable pens? Pretty colors AND erasable! But not like those horrible erasable pens from the 80s… These are actually VERY nice!

  23. I absolutely Love this! I had bought a Teacher Planner at the beginning of the school year from a wonderful website that does a great job but does not know ANYTHING about the HOMESCHOOL life and planning. So here I am halfway through the year, frustrated with my planner, trying to make due (since I paid $60) and not using about 50% of the classroom features that come along with it. I am SOOOOOO looking forward to trying this planner out! I need something that makes planning simple! Can keep attendance for my kiddos and understands how to separate subjects for a few kids, not a classroom full of 30!

    Thank you for creating this and making it so affordable! Now I can stop using my $60 planner and still get this without breaking the bank!!!

  24. Aditty Stebbins says:

    Do you print back to back or separate page for each? I purchased 2 of them and normally you explain it but not for the planners. Also do you print the front and back page in a thicker cardboard like paper and get it laminated or how would you request for it to be bounded and covered? Planning on printing it out and bind this week and it’s the first time doing my own planner. Normally I purchase it from a major company to not deal with hassle. I love the fact that it’s printed professionally but unfortunately it doesn’t fit our needs. TIA

    • Hi Aditty,
      You can really do it however you want, but I printed them back-to-back or double-sided, then had them spiral bound at Office Depot. I printed on light weight cardstock so they were a bit more durable.

  25. Holly Ferrell says:

    Hi Erica,
    I just downloaded this planner and had a question. I failed to realize that there are only 4 lines for each subject. I have 5 children and need one more line. Is there any way to add another line?

    • Hi Holly, I’ll consider it for next year, unfortunately it’s not a quick fix that I can do right now, and the planner is already a bit cramped so I’ll have to see if more lines will work. If you would like a refund as it might not fit your needs, let me know and I’ll be happy to return your order.

  26. Erika Hisel-Behlke says:

    I am a single mom of two girls that I started homeschooling last year in Sept. Due to huge medical bills and not having a steady income we really do not have much money to use each month. I have been using as many free resources that I can to keep the kids going educationally but honestly I feel like I am 10 ft deep in a bog trying to keep things organized. I wish I could get this set to use maybe some day. It looks amazing

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