I know chair pockets are a hot topic this time of year because it is SUPER nice to be able to have a place where students can easily get to their independent reading items without having to dig through a desk or go to a cubby to grab it. I happened to be at the Target Dollar Spot today and grabbed a few items to test them out – and here are a few different options depending on your needs and desk sizes.
First up: Use regular stretchy book covers! Yes. It really is that easy. Take one side and stretch it around the top of the desk. Place books in the other. They are super stretchable and will really hold more than you think.
The second choice is a Dorm Room Storage Caddy. This one had handy velcro straps that made it easy to wrap around the back of the chair and hold items into place. It also had a load of storage. The only issue with this options was the width of the chair. Definitely measure before going this route.
Number three is a bit of a stretch as a chair pocket as it is too long, but it could be used on a cabinet or door at student height. I would even add labels, vinyls, or tags with student names or numbers on the front to remind students which pocket is theirs.
Grab a couple of Command hooks, pop the shoe organizer on it, and add books. Now, since the pockets are meant for shoes, it would be best suited for chapter books only (which usually means the older students). But this adorable pattern was too cute not to include somewhere in the lineup. Haha!
The last Target chair pocket find today for me is by far my favorite! And the one I wasn’t sure would work at all! It is a Bath Caddy! I added a Command hook to the back of the desk chair. Then, I added the caddy! Easy peasy and so so so cute! It is big enough for picture books and chapter books and has 5 pockets for additional items if you wanted. I was worried it would stick out too far, but it really doesn’t actually.
Do you have other ideas like the No Sew DIY Chair Pockets I made a few years back? I would love to hear additional suggestions in the comments below! #sharingiscaring
Have fun choosing your chair pockets!