Millions of parents are getting ready to send their 5-year-olds to kindergarten. It’s a new and exciting transition that makes us nostalgic about our first day of school and our elementary-school years. Do you remember the smell of Mr. Sketch markers? How about the Lisa Frank scratch-and-sniff stickers we decorated our folders with? If you’re reminiscing about all the school supplies you used to love while getting ready to put your kid on the school bus for the first time, we’re here to help ease your transition. We put together a school-supplies list that will remind you of the days when having a new Trapper Keeper was all you wanted out of life.
Stuffed Animal Backpacks
There is nothing practical about these backpacks, yet so many of us had one (or two). Good news: Your kid will love it!
Tin lunch boxes for the win! There are so many more high-tech lunch boxes out there, but the tin ones are classics — and you can never go wrong with “Star Wars.” We love how it’s finally cool for girls to show their allegiance to the force too! Any kid can rock this lunch box.
Hugging penguins, jumping dolphins, dancing tropical fruit and, of course, so many unicorns in bright, neon colors. Introduce your child to the crazy world of Lisa Frank and have her decorate her own Trapper Keeper (also a classic) however she likes.
Damaris is a Brazilian expat who gets to call Hawaii home. She's been sharing her outlook on life with the internets for over a decade. She loves to write about parenting her toddler, tween, and her second grader. She also loves to write about marriage, self-care (if mama ain't happy ain't nobody happy) food, and travel. Damaris is a personal finance geek who loves to budget. Taking care of yourself and your family does not mean breaking the bank, it also doesn't mean never spending a dime on wants. If Damaris could have one superpower it would be to always know what to make for dinner.