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The Best Back-to-School Supplies for Kids

by Hilary Braaksma


The Best Back-to-School Supplies for Kids
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It’s that time of year again! Back-to-school means it’s time to shop for school supplies for your kids, so we’ve rounded up the best products, including durable backpacks, fun flash drives, book covers and bento boxes. Check out our round-up and add these cool finds to your school supply shopping list.

Best Backpack for All Ages: Jansport Backpack

Best Lunch Box for Kids: Bentgo Kids Leakproof Lunch Box

Best Pencil Pouch for School: Homecube Pencil Organizer

Best Markers for Big Kids: Sharpie Pens

Best Markers for Grade School Kids: Crayola Markers

Best Binder for Kids: Poppin 1-Inch Pocket Binder

Best Folders for Back to School: Heavy Duty Plastic Pocket Folders

Best Sticky Notes for Back to School: Sticky Markers Colored Sticky Notes 2 Piece Binder Pack

Best Erasers for Back to School: Xeno Tri-II Retractable Erasers

Best Book Covers for Kids: Stretchable Jumbo Book Covers

Best Water Bottle for Kids: Takeya Activities 18oz Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Best Planner for Kids: Erin Condren Kids Planner

Best Flash Drive for Kids: 32 GB Ninja Flash Drive for Kids

 

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Best Backpack for All Ages

Jansport Backpack

Price:$36.00

Jansport is a classic brand pick for backpacks, and for good reason. These polyester bags are incredibly durable, easy to clean and come in so many colors, prints and patterns that your child is sure to find something they love.

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Best Lunch Box for Kids

Bentgo Kids Leakproof Lunch Box

Price:$28.00

If you’ve got a Pinterest board full of school lunch ideas, you probably already know that bento-style are a hot pick for parents of young kids. This leak-proof lunch box is easy to use and saves the time and waste of individual bagging. Pack this thing full of fruit, veggies, sandwiches, dips and more.

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Best Pencil Pouch for School

Homecube Pencil Organizer

Price:$10.00

These soft-case pencil boxes are great for little and big kids alike. They hold more than your average pencil pouch and offer more organization, too. These pencil boxes for kids can hold up to 60 pens and pencils, a graphic calculator, earbuds and other school supplies.

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Best Markers for Big Kids

Sharpie Pens

Price:$16.00

Older kids have outgrown the washable markers of their grade school days, but middle and high-school-age kids still love adding bright, bold accents and doodles to their notes, homework assignments and daily planners. This selection 12 assorted colors of high-quality, fine-point Sharpie pens will add a little color to their school year.

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Best Markers for Grade School Kids

Crayola Markers

Price:$3.00

Classic Crayola markers are still a must-have for little kids on your shopping list. When you’re stocking up on Walmart school supplies, be sure to grab a 10 pack—they are incredibly affordable, easily washable and sure to bring a smile to any elementary kid’s sweet face!

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Best Binder for Kids

Poppin 1-Inch Pocket Binder

Price:$10.00

This durable, one-inch, three-ring binder from Poppin is a great way to help your kiddos stay organized. They’re designed to take a beating from kids without breaking or folding, have translucent pockets to keep important papers and items safe and can hold up to 200 sheets.

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Best Folders for Back to School

Heavy Duty Plastic Pocket Folders

Price:$10.00

These plastic pocket folders have three rings to easily attach to a binder, are made of durable, water-resistant plastic that can withstand getting crammed into backpacks, spills and messy little hands. These folders come in a set of six assorted colors, which makes it easy to differentiate between subjects.

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Best Sticky Notes for Back to School

Sticky Markers Colored Sticky Notes 2 Piece Binder Pack

Price:$6.00

Clip this awesome set of sticky notes in your child’s binder and let them go to town on marking pages, adding notes and leaving themselves study reminders. The two-sheet set has 750 pieces of sticky notes in various sizes and colors.

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Best Erasers for Back to School

Xeno Tri-II Retractable Erasers

Price:$9.00

Don’t let your kids get hand cramps from handling small handheld erasers—this four-pack of pen-shaped retractable erasers is so much more handy. These click-activated erasers are refillable, comfortable to hold and erase pencil marks easily without smudging or tearing papers.

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Best Book Covers for Kids

Stretchable Jumbo Book Covers

Price:$15.00

Kids can pick a different color for every classroom textbook with this pack of seven soft and stretchy book covers. These book covers are durable enough to hold up all year long, easily removable and washable in case of spills or stains.

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Best Water Bottle for Kids

Takeya Activities 18oz Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Price:$30.00

Staying hydrated all day long is important, so add a new water bottle to that back-to-school supply list. This pick from Target comes in multiple color choices, is insulated to keep water cold all day long and has a leak-proof cap, a convenient spout-shaped lid and a handle that makes it easy to carry or clip on to a backpack.

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Best Headphones for Back to School

Symphonized Limited Noise Isolating Earbuds for Kids

Price:$16.00

These colorful noise-canceling headphones are made from natural genuine wood, have a child-friendly 85 decibel volume limit, and are equipped with comfortable silicone earbuds designed to fit smaller ears. These kids’ earbuds are universally compatible and come in four kid-friendly colors.

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Best Planner for Kids

Erin Condren Kids Planner

Price:$28.00

Help kids stay organized with this awesome planner from Erin Condren. This planner comes with stickers, design-it-yourself calendars, crossword puzzles and more to keep kids entertained while they map out homework assignments, sports practices, sleepovers and school projects.

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Best Flash Drive for Kids

32 GB Ninja Flash Drive for Kids

Price:$12.00

This list is full of cute school supplies, but nothing is cuter than this adorable ninja flash drive for school-age kids. This fun, kid-friendly flash drive also comes in cat, skeleton and doll shapes and has 32 GB of memory to keep assignments safe.