It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over. We made the most of our time off from school, taking several vacations and spending lots of fun days at the pool and at playgrounds.
Now it’s time for the kids to head back to class, and that means one thing – back to school shopping!
We needed to buy lots of supplies for all three kids, from pre-K all the way up to 4th grade. Instead of heading all over town to pick up the dozens of items on our back to school lists, we head to one store – Target.
Since we had so many items to buy, we devised a plan of attack and made a list to help us shop.
Back to School Essentials for Kids
As soon as we walked toward the back to school section, my kids made a beeline for the backpacks.
We’ve shopped at Target for our back to school supplies in the past, but I don’t ever remember there being such an enormous selection of backpacks and lunchboxes! In addition to this wall, there were 2 other aisles of backpacks, several endcaps with lunchboxes and more of each over near the luggage section. The kids were thrilled!
While my younger kids were excited by all of the character and movie themed backpacks, my older daughter loved the pretty pink, white and black bags. She’s getting older and wants to show it with a more “mature” backpack, so I was happy to see lots of backpacks for her age group too. She ended up finding the perfect gear for 4th grade – a fun black and white backpack with coordinating black and white floral lunchbox.
These adorable little kid backpacks and lunchboxes caught my eye immediately. How adorable are these?
Of course, my toddler son wasn’t listening to my thoughts on the adorable monster and robot bags. He wanted Spiderman! It was fun to see how excited to kids got over each of their choices. They definitely have their own opinions about what they need to start the year off right. 🙂
3. Lunch Accessories
Once the kids had all chosen backpacks and lunchboxes, we headed over to check out the lunch accessories. The kids all picked out thermoses for hot and cold foods, funtainers for drinks and cold packs for keeping perishables chilled in their lunchboxes. There was a great selection of accessories to choose from.
4. Class Supplies
Once we had the really fun stuff picked out, we moved over to the classroom supplies. We were able to find everything we needed on all of our lists. That’s never happened before!
We got pencils, notebooks, erasers and paper. And we even found the elusive yellow plastic folder! That yellow folder has plagued me for years. I usually have to hunt through several stores to find them, but our Target had hundreds. I was ridiculously happy about it. I may have even embarrassed the children with my celebration.
We had a great time shopping at Target for all of our back to school essentials!
I was happy to do all of my shopping at one store, and the kids were thrilled to all be able to choose the perfect gear to suit their styles.
What’s on your back to school essentials list?
Every little thing is a really big deal.