What a strange year we’re living in, and what a time to go back to school! Is your area doing remote learning or in-person? It seems like there are more unknowns and changes than ever before!
Elementary School Supplies List
One thing that I think is certain for all parents in any setting, is the need to be prepared to tackle certain projects at home. Even with schools meeting in-person, there are limitations on art projects, supplies, and sharing materials. This season of life means elementary school supplies lists are going to look a little different!
But even on a standard meet-in-person kind of year, the time to snag elementary school supplies is now! When these items are on sale, setting up a school supplies station at home sets up your student for creativity and success with the tools they need all year!
Homeschool Supplies (or At-Home Projects Supplies)
Because kids are distanced and things just take more time, there’s a greater need to have a stash of individual supplies. For those remote learning, it’s another thing parents may need to acquire to help students finish projects and complete learning tasks.
Particularly for those looking for a Preschool School Supplies list, or a Kindergarten Supplies list, this is for you!
I’d grab several of these items to have on hand to complete projects at home. And while there are amazing sales, I’d grab a few Kindergarten supplies to send with your student for their teacher to use too!
I can’t say it enough, while they’re so cheap, I’d get at least two of these items, one for in-school learning, and one for homeschool learning and homework projects. You won’t regret it!
Here’s a formal list of the most needed, most requested elementary back-to-school supplies.
Kindergarten Supply List
- Lined paper/notebook
- Crayons (if you have preschoolers opt for large crayons)
- Washable Markers
- Colored pencils
- Glue sticks
- File Folder (we love expandable file folders)
- Construction Paper
- Brads (you may be shocked how many projects require these!)
- Learn to Write Workbook (preschool teacher recommended for practicing writing skills)
Coloring is a multiple time a day practice, so crayons, markers, and colored pencils are a must! Most people love and use crayons the most. Luckily, those are often the easiest and least expensive supplies to find!
Note for parents setting up a homeschool supply station: we love the twistable crayons! They cost a little more, but if you have a kindergartner or a pre-k kid, you know how quickly they break their crayons. I justified they aren’t expensive anyway, so it’s just fine. But when I splurged on a set of Twistables, the problem completely went away! He now used those crayons to the end and they’ve saved us money!
School Supplies Organization at Home
It drives me a bit nuts to get ready to help my son complete a project or learning activity, and have to hunt for our first day of school supplies we purchased. This year, I decided it was time to get organized and create a station for our kids to grab all the supplies in one area.
Here are our easy school supplies organization at-home solutions.
I purchased two of these caddies we’re using at art supplies organizers. You can find really inexpensive ones, but I loved this set for having a space that fits notebooks and standard papers and workbooks. It’s easy to set up a supply station or use them for individual subjects and needs if you’re homeschooling.
We also love our learning table that my son uses for quiet time, craft projects, and homework time. It was a bit of an investment, but we have an entire post coming about setting up home learning this week, and I’ll share why we chose this one and still love it! Spoiler alert, it’s the best piece of furniture we bought for our toddler boy’s bedroom.
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