Back to School Essentials: Pre-K to Early Elementary

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This school year my son will be attending Pre-K. This will be his first time in a school setting. Therefore, I want him to have everything that he needs. With that being said, I have put together a back to school essentials guide of some pretty cool items that I found around the web. These items are suitable for others grades, but I chose them with children that will be attending Pre-K to Early Elementary in mind. I hope that you find some items listed here that will be useful to your child this upcoming school year.

Back to School Essentials 2016 for Pre-K to Early Elementary students

  1. These #2 lead pencils are so cool that your child will want to write all day long. They are in two-toned colored barrels that are non-toxic and durable. BIC Pencil Xtra Fun, $5.99.
  2. Slip these slim ice coolers easily into your child’s lunch bag or box for all day freshness. Fit & Fresh Cool Coolers Slim Lunch Ice Packs – Set of 4, $7.50.
  3. Have a child that loves animals? Then these backpacks are perfect! They come in 21 different cute, animal styles such as dinosaur, elephant, cow, or zebra. Skip Hop Zoo Pack, $19.99.
  4. Send your child back to school in style with clothing from Gymboree! Don’t know what to choose? Stitch Fix has collaborated with Gymboree to create bundles that include a top, bottom, shoes and accessories. I couldn’t help but make up my own Back To School bundle creation below.
    Gymboree hat
    Quilted Cap
    Gymboree pants
    The Every Wear Pant
    Gymboree shirt
    End-Zone Tee
    Gymboree shoes
    Hi-Top Sneakers

    Bonus: For a limited time only, get 40% Off Outerwear, Shoes, and Jeans at Gymboree!

  5. Keep your child’s meal safe and sound with this lunch box container that has kid-friendly latches, a leak-proof sealand BPA free materials. Bentgo Kids – Leakproof Children’s Lunch Box, $27.99.
  6. Fit a decent-sized lunch or lunchbox container easily into this lunch box. Comes in a variety of awesome patterns. Wildkins Olive Kids Lunch Box, $12.46-$19.95.
  7. These stackable, lunch box containers come in a set of 4. Keeping your food separated and easy to get to with 3 compartments and an easy open lid. EasyLunchboxes 3-Compartment Bento Lunch Box Containers, $13.95.
  8. Label your child’s belongings with these custom labels that you just peel and stick from Label Daddy. Save 25% off your entire order with code USFG25 when you checkout.
  9. FREEBIE! Let your child decorate these printable Color-Your-Own loose-leaf dividers from If your child does not use binders yet these dividers can also be attached to folders to keep subjects separated. Use them for yourself as well in planners!

If you are looking for arts and craft materials for this school year check out this post Arts and Crafts Shouldn’t Be Complicated for recommendations and a free printable Arts and Crafts Shopping List. 

Has this list been helpful? Let me know in the comments section below.

Find Back to School Essentials for grades Pre-K to Early Elementary.