16 Backpacks We Found at Walmart to Thrill Every Type of Kid

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss

16 Backpacks We Found at Walmart to Thrill Every Type of Kid

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Your kids will be looking forward to class once they get their hands on these.


Watch a parade of children marching in or out of their school on any given day and you will notice this: Kids’ backpacks say so much about them. They are like adult women and our bags, only backpacks are so much bigger, so they can’t help but make a statement. And if your kid needs a new bag before going back to school this year, you can help them make a statement they’re excited about with the vast selection available at Walmart.


When shopping for a backpack for girls and boys, you could bring them to a store like Walmart in person, where all of you may stare, overwhelmed by the aisles upon aisles of choices. Or you could shop together online, where there are even more choices you can scroll through endlessly. That’s why we’re here to help you. We can get you started with some of our favorite picks that suit a number of different types of kids.


Is your little one an L.O.L. Surprise collector? Easy. If they’re true believers in the magic of rainbows and unicorns, we have seen some truly fabulous selections of cute backpacks. Same for the gamers and the athletes in your home who demand the coolest of cool backpacks. And for those low-key kids who wisely don’t care what other kids think about them? We’ve found inexpensive, practical backpacks that they can tote around for years.


This is by no means a comprehensive list of the many backpacks available this back-to-school season, but it’s a good place to start. Once you peruse these, you can still head over to and see what else may delight your young scholars enough to have them counting down the days until they can go back to school.


Backpacks for Girls and Boys Who Love Rainbows and Magic

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L.O.L. Surprise! Be Bold Backpack


School is a little better when you can bring your own sparkle with you. Not only does this backpack include a transparent sequins compartment, it also has practical features like laptop and water bottle pockets.

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Wonder Nation Metallic Rainbow Backpack


This level of fabulousness seems impossible to contain in one very reasonably priced backpack.

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Wonder Nation Iridescent Shimmer Quilted Backpack


The shimmering white surface of this backpack is sure to make your kid stand out from the crowd.

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Eastsport Rally Sport Backpack in Ombre


For a more understated rainbow, go with this Eastsport backpack. Of course, the hooks on the front pocket will allow kids to attach their own extra bling if they choose.

Cute Backpacks for Preschoolers

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Paw Patrol Pawsome Backpack


Whether it’s Paw Patrol, Pokemon, or Moana, your tiny fanboy or fangirl can find a backpack that announces their love. This may be how they make instant friends on the first day of school.

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3D Cartoon Animal Bag


These small backpacks won’t hold a lot, but they’re great for very young kids to wear proudly to school — and to bring home their prized arts and crafts projects.

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Wonder Nation Kids' Clear Shark Backpack


Clear backpacks make it so much easier to see what’s lurking at the bottom.

Cool Backpacks for the Gamer Boys and Girls

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Fortnite Llama Loot Piñata Profile Backpack


Honestly, even those of us who have never played Fortnite can enjoy the silly expression on this llama’s face.

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Mario All Over Print Backpack


The appeal of Super Mario is forever, so you don’t have to worry about your kid tiring of this backpack.

Backpacks for the Practical Scholars

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JanSport Superbreak Backpack


JanSport backpacks last forever, which makes them a great investment for you. Just don’t buy this for a kid who’s dying to follow new trends from year to year.

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Swiss Tech Reflective Backpack


This is a very grown-up-looking bag, great for that kid whose soul is far older than their years.

Tough Backpacks for Athletes

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Champion Billboard Backpack


The Champion logo marks this as a sporty bag for a sporty kid. But it’s also a very practical backpack for academic purposes.

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Wonder Nation Basketball Backpack


Current and future ballers will love the optical illusion of this backpack’s front pocket—just remind them that it does not, in fact, bounce.

Funny and Trendy Backpacks for the Kids Who Want to Make a Statement

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Everest Basic Backpack in Lemon


Fashion-minded kids know that bold, bright colors are everything right now, so why not embrace that in a backpack?

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Steven Universe Burger Backpack


The fact that we are very hungry right now has nothing to do with this backpack, inspired by the Cartoon Network show Steven Universe.

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Zipit Grillz Backpack


This is the bag for kids with a very dry sense of humor, or those who really are grumpy all the time.