Now is the time to shop for the best Walmart back to school supplies and gear for kids! We’ve made it super easy….
So, can you believe it’s already that time of the year? Yep, we’re smack-dab in the middle of summer, and the kiddos are enjoying their summer adventures, but the school year is right around the corner! I don’t know about you, but I always find myself a little giddy when back-to-school shopping season rolls around. It’s like Christmas in July!
Sure, it can feel a tad overwhelming with the endless lists of supplies. But let’s face it, there’s something incredibly satisfying about filling up a shopping cart with all the shiny new stuff. As a mom of two energetic little munchkins myself, I’ve come up with a streamlined checklist of 20 back-to-school essentials that can help your child hit the ground running when they march back to their beloved elementary school.
So, grab your coffee (or wine, I’m not judging), let’s dive into our mom-approved list:
Walmart Back to School Supplies List
- Backpack: It’s a no-brainer, really. Go for something sturdy and fun that your kiddo loves. And remember, it should be comfortable to carry and roomy enough to hold all their school gear. This year it’s all about the Encanto Backpack and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Backpack.
- Lunchbox: Make sure to pick one that’s easy to clean, keeps food fresh, and suits your child’s eating habits.
- Water Bottle: Hydration is key! A durable, spill-proof water bottle that’s easy to open is a must-have.
- Pencils and Erasers: Opt for a pack of #2 pencils and some quality erasers. Trust me, they’ll need plenty!
- Crayons: Ah, the staple of every child’s school supplies. Crayola’s 24-pack never disappoints!
- Colored Pencils and Markers: For when their artwork needs that extra pop of color.
- Glue Sticks: For all those creative projects. Get the jumbo pack – you know they’ll end up using more than you expect.
- Notebooks: One for each subject. Get different colors or designs to help them distinguish between subjects.
- Loose-Leaf Paper: Because you never know when they’ll need extra.
- Folders: Pick up a bunch to help keep all those important papers in order.
- Child-Friendly Scissors: Safety first, but crafting a close second!
- Pencil Case: To store all those little odds and ends that tend to disappear in the abyss of a backpack. These POPIT pencil boxes are popular and awesome for sensory seekers.
- Rulers: A 12-inch ruler with both inches and centimeters will cover all their measuring needs.
- Post-It Notes: Perfect for bookmarking, reminders, or jotting down spur-of-the-moment ideas.
- Highlighters: For when they start developing those study skills.
- Index Cards: An underrated tool for learning. Great for flashcards!
- Basic Calculator: It’s never too early to start learning the basics of math beyond fingers and toes.
- Hand Sanitizer: Because, let’s face it, kids are adorable germ magnets.
- Tissues: For those unexpected sniffles, spills, or cleanup moments.
- Binder: typically 1 inch or 1.5 inch is requested. I usually order a few of these, simply because they are always on major sale during back to school shopping season, and I find them useful for all sorts of personal organization projects.
Walmart Back to School Shopping List
Remember, while shopping can be fun (and a bit chaotic), the most important thing we’re sending our kids to school with is a bundle of love and tons of good vibes. So, have fun with it, and let your child take part in the process. They’ll feel excited and ready for their big day!
Here’s to another fantastic year of growing, learning, and becoming the best they can be.