So once you’ve gotten the hand sanitizer, the tissue boxes, and everything else on that classroom shopping list, it’s time to have a little fun with some colorful school supplies! We always recommend getting a little goodie or two for the kids that gets them more excited about going back to school, whether it’s a cute backpack charm, a personalized notebook, a pencil case with their favorite character, or even a set of #2 pencils that are just that much cooler than your standard issue yellow pencils.
With that, we had the best time putting together a rainbow of cool school supplies for boys and girls of all ages, in this next installment of the Cool Mom Picks 2016 Back to School Guide.
And speaking of cool, colorful school supplies, we’re so happy that this year’s guide is brought to you by our fantastic partner BIC, who’s celebrating handwriting through their Fight for Your Write campaign. Visit the site, sign the pledge to encourage handwriting at home like we do, and they’ll even donate a pen or pencil through AdoptAClassroom.org, to help support classrooms in need. What a cool way to help promote giving back and handwriting all at the same time.
All products are selected by our editors; there has been no compensation in exchange for recommendations. CMP is an rstyle affiliate.
Other Back to School Guide Posts:
– The coolest back to school printables
– 34 of the coolest lunch boxes and bags
– 23 cool backpacks for teens and big kids
– The coolest backpacks for preschoolers and little kids
Handmade Shark Pencil Case $44, Minnebites
Custom rainbow name labels $16/24 at minted with quantity discounts
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Set of mini softcover notebooks $20/10, Poppin | Kawaii animal eraser set $5.25, Sprixie Charms on Etsy | Digital alarm clock $29, PB Teen | Lisa Frank portable USB power stick $9.99, Toys R Us | Yoobi funny face binder clips $2.99/6-pack, Target | BIC Marking permanent market set in fashion colors $18–22 at your local retailer
UrbanEars micro USB charging cable $9.99, Modcloth | Space explorer pencil case $19.99 Herschel Supply | Personalized ABC notebook $16, Minted | Cliposaurus Rex paper clips $3.99 The Container Store | Ninja erasers $2.95/3 Int’l arrivals
Personalized jellyfish drawstring bag $16.85, Zazzle
Astronaut pug laptop sleeve $36+ Society 6
About our partner
If you believe in the importance of handwriting like we do, visit the BIC Fight for Your Write campaign, sign the pledge to commit to handwriting practice in your own home, and one pen or pencil will be donated to a classroom in need through AdoptAClassroom.org.
Very Hungry Caterpillar pencil pouch | $12, Out of Print Clothing
Car Rulers $5, Kikkerland
Yoobi pretzel erasers $1.99/4, Staples | Blue Q mood swings pencil case $5.95, ReuseIt | BIC Xtra-Fun #2 Stripes pencil set $4.50, local retailers | Kikkerland free parking bike bell $21.95, Amazon | Washi tape assortment $14.88, Amazon | Kawaii rainbow pillow backpack charm $8.50, My Mimi on Etsy
Personalized Bookplates $14.95, Devon Design Co on Etsy
Memosaurus desk organizer $12.95, Modcloth
Post-It Star Memo Cube $2.99, Staples | BIC Brite Liner Flex Tip Highlighters $2.99, local retailers |Mini custom name labels $18.99/80, Mabel’s Labels | May 28th heart eyes emoji watch $42.95, Zazzle | Uglydoll umbrella $11.50, Amazon | Glitter shakers $11.24/12 pack on sale, Yoobi | Bella Leather mousepad $20, See Jane Work
Kaleidoscope spiral notebooks $7.99, Poppin
Unicorn rainbow tape dispenser $14.95, Paper Source
Love You, Mean It iPhone 6/6S Case | $12 on sale, Bando
Thanks so much to our amazing 2016 Back to School Guide sponsor BIC, who’s celebrating handwriting in fun ways through their Fight For Your Write campaign. Visit their site for more info.