It’s that time of year again; back to school. Up here in Maine, school doesn’t start until September so now is the time I start thinking about back to school shopping and all the items Hayden will need this year in addition to the supply list that the school gives out. To make life easier for myself and for all of you, I compiled a list of the back to school essentials for kids.
Every year Hayden gets a new backpack for school. Since we live in Maine, we typically go for L.L. Bean backpacks. You can check out all the ones they have to offer on their website llbean.com. We like them because they are well made, durable and we can get multiple years out of one backpack. The way my kid throws his around, durability is a must.
They often have sales if your looking to save some money since they can be a little pricey. If you don’t want to splurge, I have linked several other options below.
With the backpack, comes the matching lunch box. This is one thing that I tend to purchase every year since Hayden’s lunchbox can get pretty gross. We of course get the matching lunch box from L.L. Bean but there are so many options out there that you can grab for your kiddos.
We always get a pencil box or bag to keep the pens and pencils in one spot and a little more organized. Hayden really likes to pick this out for himself every year.
I grab the individual packages so that we can just stick them in the front pocket of his backpack. I stock up on these with a large pack that I either grab at Sam’s Club or Target.
Kids are dirty and I am not sure about your child, but mine forgets to wash his hands often. This way he has a small bottle at his disposal in order to be able to clean his hand whenever, wherever.
We grab a few of these at the beginning of the year to put in Hayden’s backpack. He is constantly reading and always on the search for a bookmark to mark his page.
Hayden has a water bottle with him at all times during the school year. Check out these amazing ones from Zulu, available at Target just in time for back to school!
Also around this time of year I like to stock up on snacks and juices when I see sales on these items. This way I know that I will have stuff on hand when I need them for Hayden’s snacks and lunches. Lunch box essentials I like to stock up on are:
What are your go to back to school essentials for kids this year? Let me know in the comments below!