we all know back to school shopping can be one of the trickiest things to deal with when sending your kids back to school. Not only can it be the modern day equivalent to the Civil War, but it can be very pricey if you’re not careful.
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Backpacks are the main necessity to school, for all ages. most kids going into elementary school don’t need big backpacks. But kids in middle/high school could use slightly bigger than average backpacks.
for kids in pre-school and kindergarten, I’d suggest a bag with their favorite cartoon character on it.
this Paw Patrol bag is great because its the perfect size, has your kids’ favorite TV characters on it, and as a bonus, it contains a lunch bag.
If your child doesn’t pack their lunch, this backpack is not only cute but its the perfect size for pre-schoolers and kindergartners alike.
Next in line, middle school. This one is tough, they are at a stage where they want to fit in and look cool. No more paw patrol, or hello kitty.
Personally recommended by my now seventh grader
The other most
This bag is great for kids who never put both straps on, or just want a quick easy way to carry and load/unload their bag.
School paper Organization
School papers are always a nightmare to deal with, let alone thinking about them.
What I implement in my house is “mailboxes” for their stuff. I would recommend something with multiple shelves or separators.
This is one of my
They can just file their papers, especially when you’re elbow deep in dinner or something.
abiding by the school dress code and still trying to stay cute + trendy can be difficult sometimes. this is mainly geared towards middle schoolers and high schoolers but can be applied to 4th and 5th graders too.
this cute and trendy T can be paired with basically anything and still be cute. as you can see, it shows no collar-bones or mid-riff
these cute mom jeans are perfect for school, they have no holes, rips, or tears and the most skin they show are ankles. you can also get high waisted pairs and pairs that cover the ankles!
Classrooms are pretty cold during the year, keeping a spare hoodie in the bookbag or locker is a good idea.
Accessories for quick and easy hairdos
for older and younger kids, sometimes how you want your hair can be a difficult thing to choose from. if you’re running late in the morning and can’t do your kids’ hair, here are some cute
These cute hair bows can make even a simple ponytail fabulous. They come in all different colors and are great for back to school!
These adorable cat ears are perfect for all ages. If your kids
A kids locker can get messy just as easy as it can get clean, but why not cut out the middleman and keep it clean and organized the whole year?
This locker organizer is actually really helpful for any kid who struggles to keep their locker clean and organized. if your child is in Middle School, its especially helpful due to the number of things you have to store in your locker. just set up the main piece and stick the magnified objects on the inside door to the locker door, and it should be easy for your kid to stay organized. and since there are two whiteboards, your kid can write their schedule down on one and write down any up-coming tests or extracurricular activities they need to remember.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on these ideas, or what the typical school prep tradition is in your home!
Let me know in the comments!