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10 DIY Homeschool Worksheet Ideas

Worksheets are a great way to fill up a part of your kids’ homeschool day, and it's super easy to make unique ones in PicMonkey using our worksheet templates, graphics, fonts, and stock photos. You can tailor them specifically to your child’s interests and to their educational level. The worksheets you make in PicMonkey remain in editable layers in our cloud-based storage system so you can return to them again and again to modify with new info, and to quickly print out more. 

This article will show you how to create a worksheet for school-aged children in PicMonkey, plus offer ideas for ten additional worksheets. They are all sized to fit an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper when printed out. Use the ideas below to create your own from scratch, making them easier/harder depending on your child’s needs. Or use pre-made templates that are ready to go — the worksheet templates can be found here.

How to make a worksheet with graphics & text

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Use a combination of graphics and text to create a fill-in-the-blank worksheet like this one. You can click the worksheet above and it will open as a template in PicMonkey —go ahead and customize it if you like. If you'd prefer to make a worksheet from scratch, follow the steps below and we'll show you how to do it.

1. Open a blank canvas

Go to the Blank Canvas Picker, or access it from the PicMonkey homepage. Choose a blank 8.5 x 11 (or 11 x 8.5) canvas. Alternately, you can start with one of the pre-made worksheet templates and customize it as you wish.

2. Turn on alignment grid

By clicking the grid icon in the bottom toolbar, you will launch the Grid & Alignment palette. Set the number of rows and columns to divide your canvas into evenly spaced areas. This will help you to line up your graphics, or any other elements you add to your worksheet design like text or photos.

3. Choose & add graphics

Go to Graphics on the left toolbar, and browse the categories and subcategories to find ones you like. Choose graphics and add them to your worksheet. We used the Fruits & Veggies set within the Food & Drink category. Size each graphic if necessary to fit on the page using the Graphic palette.

4. Add text

Go to Text on the left toolbar and click Add text to launch the Text palette. Type inside the text box, paying attention to the letter spacing to leave enough room for your child to write in their answers. Copy/paste the text box and align under each graphic, then click inside each text box to type the different word clues.

5. Download & print

When your worksheet is complete, go to Download on the top toolbar and select the file type you prefer. Click download and the worksheet will be available to print from your computer. (Note: you cannot print directly from PicMonkey.)

More ideas for worksheets

Let your imagination go as wild as your homeschooled children when making new worksheets. Try combinations of stock photos, text, graphics, shapes, numbers — really anything you think will be engaging enough to get those kiddos focused for a few minutes here and there.

Matching worksheets

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This super simple worksheet is just aligning graphics on one side of the worksheet, and words on the other side. Try with US states from our graphics collection under Travel & Transport, or use vegetables, animals, shapes, or even iconic world landmarks.

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Reading and writing practice worksheets

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Create a fun writing worksheet using the text tool and line graphics. Use the Grid & Alignment palette to line up graphics, text, and lines for writing answers.

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You can also create a worksheet with writing prompts to encourage your student to tell a sequential story. Use text, lines, and basic shapes to provide an outline. Or get more creative and add comic book elements to your worksheet from the Whimsy section of graphics.

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Browse our millions of stock photos to create a visually engaging worksheet. To create a similar worksheet to the one above, zoom in on a section of a photo by using Crop on the Image palette. Add a secondary puzzle element to your worksheet by scrambling the letters of the animals’ names.

Math worksheets

Go beyond times tables and simple addition/subtraction equations by making visually engaging math worksheets. Here are a few ideas to get your numbers running:

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Daily planner, calendar, & schedule templates

Also be sure to check out our collection of schedule and calendar templates to help organize your family's daily tasks, activities, and school subjects. Customize any of these templates with your own words, colors, photos, or graphics.

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Sarah Gonzales is the content marketing manager at PicMonkey. Before this she worked at Intiut, and before that started a non-profit, and before that had a radio show, and before that worked at Ms. magazine, and before that went to UC Berkeley, and before ALL of that grew up in Alaska.