This is a helpful list that I thought would help me next year and my readers. This post contains affiliate links and product has been provided to assist in creating a complete list of supplies. Regardless, all opinions are 100% my own!
Nothing is more exciting to my kiddos than getting a box delivered to the door with something in it for them and this year we had some fun the week before school because I did something crazy for me…I ordered almost all our back to school supplies online and L.O.V.E.D. it! I normally enjoy going to the store to let my kiddos help pick out everything they need. It’s an exciting time, but after our first trip to go shoe shopping took close to 3 hours, I was burned out and so were my kiddos. Going back into another store was not on our “Most Exciting Things To Do List!” Plus, I remember last year buying way more than I planned because my oldest daughter kept sneaking in extra supplies into the cart that I did not discover until we got home. It was chaos!
So, this year I popped on line and ordered all my supplies. I was hoping to shop Amazon to get free 2 day shipping, but I discovered Walmart had the best online deals and shipping was free if the order was over $50. Perfect and such a sanity saver!
I ordered all my supplies about 10 days before school started and almost all our supplies arrived within 5 days later, which I thought was super fast. If you are going to order via Walmart, give yourself enough time to get your supplies before school starts. Between 10-14 days should give you plenty of time. I also loved that I was ordering from Walmart because it would have been easy to add on more to get to my $50 limit. Toilet paper anyone? 😆
Here is my shopping list that I ordered. I’m going to keep this so I have easy access to it for next year and you might as well benefit, too! These supplies were ordered for a 1st grader and a 3rd grader, but I think a lot of the supplies are good for all ages.
Scissors – luckily we only needed one since we saved our scissors from last year
Ruler x 2 – these are flexible so they won’t break if bent a little
Pencil Cap Erasers – this is a large pack
Box of Tissues – 3 pack
Glue Sticks 30 Pack – One kiddo needed 12 and the other needed 6, so this was the best deal and I love having extra glue sticks around for later in the year when the teachers run out.
Large Pink Eraser – 3 pack
Pencils – 20 pack
Dry Eraser Markers – Set of 8, so I divided them up between my 2 school aged kiddos
Index Cards x 2
Hand Sanitizer x 2
Contigo Water Bottles: We bought these Water Bottles in a 3 pack from Costco and love them. They are awesome! I can’t find them on Costco’s website, so here thy are on Amazon. There are patterns with butterflies and planes, which are super cute!…
KidCal Labels: Waterproof, perfect for labeling anything the kiddos need labeled and stick to any surface…water bottles, sweatshirts, backpacks, etc. I can not tell you how many times I had to rewrite my children’s names on their water bottles because the permanent marker rubbed off. You can order them customized specifically for your family and Kidcals guarantees their durability, so you get to keep your labels forever. Another bonus, is Kidcals always offers free shipping!
We just ordered these initial basic labels and will update this picture above once they come in a couple of days. We will be able to label everything!
What are your back to school survival tricks?