Want to know what your kid really needs for Kindergarten? Check out my Kindergarten school supply list recommendations below!
Starting Kindergarten is a big deal! As parents, we have been looking forward to this day for years (no more paying for daycare/preschool)! It’s an exciting time for sure, but it can also be a stressful time for both kids and their parents. For kids, they are going to a new school, and it might even be the first time they are going to be away from their mom for the whole day. That can be scary for a kid! For parents, their baby is officially all grown up and heading off to school, such a bittersweet moment.
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As a teacher, I see how tough it is every year. The good news is there are lots of easy ways to make the first day of Kindergarten a positive experience for both kids and parents. Simple things like visiting the school before the first day, talking to your child about what to expect, and helping them get excited about their new school, can really help ease the transition into Kindergarten.
One fun way to get your child excited about school is shopping for their Kindergarten school supplies together. Below I have put together a general Kindergarten school supply list with some of my top suggestions. Head to the store or sit down at the computer together and find school supplies your child absolutely loves. It really helps!
Top School Supplies for Kindergarten
This is a general Kindergarten school supply list, so be sure to check with your school to see their list as well.
Because I am all about saving money here at lw vogue, all of my recommendations are high quality and affordable items that should last your child the entire school year.
Kids lose stuff ALL THE TIME, especially at school. If you send your child to Kindergarten with something that is not labeled, there is a good chance that your are never going to see it again. Trust me, the lost and found pile at the school I teach at was taller than me by the end of the year. Crazy kids!
Mabel’s Labels are hands down the best out there. They are dishwasher safe, waterproof, microwave safe, and laundry safe. So you can label everything your child owns ONCE and trust that it’s going to stay labeled all year. Mabel’s Labels are super cute too – you can choose your own design and font. They even a Hello Kitty Labels 🙂
Get the Ultimate Back to School Combo Pack from Mabel’s Labels.
Frecklebox.com has the cutest, personalize lunch boxes. They have a ton of adorable designs for your child to choose from and they are all high-quality and durable! Click on a lunch box in the photo below to see it up close or head to Frecklebox.com to see their whole collection.
While you are picking out lunch boxes, don’t forget to pick up a couple reusable ice packs well.
These backpacks are the perfect size for kindergartners. They are small enough for kids to easily carry, but they’re big enough to fit all their school stuff. Plus these adorable backpacks come with a one year warranty!
These pencils are the best! Stick with the Ticonderoga!
Pink Pearl Eraser
Water Color Paint
Ultra Clean Markers
These fun folders are personalized with your child’s name and favorite characters – how fun!
Red and Blue Lined Paper
Shopping for school supplies with your child is a fun way to get them excited for Kindergarten. My daughter absolutely went nuts when she saw the unicorn backpack above 🙂
Everything I have listed on this school supply list for Kindergarten is requested by MOST schools, but make sure to check with your specific school to get a complete list.
Can’t Afford to Buy School Supplies for Kindergarten?
School supplies can get be so expensive. I absolutely understand. Here are a few tips to help you save money on school supplies:
- A few weeks before school starts, begin purchasing the Sunday paper. You can find great coupons for school supplies.
- Check out the Krazy Coupon Lady website to find the best deals on Kindergarten school supplies.
- Many churches and organizations will offer free backpacks with school supplies for families who can’t afford to buy them. Do some research to find organizations in your area.
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