We know that feeling of realizing that whoa — that little baby of yours is now a preschooler (sniff) and it’s time to start on back-to-school shopping. We also know how special those first years of school can be, which is why we had so much fun putting together this back to school shopping guide just for you parents of preschoolers, on behalf of our partner JCPenney.

We’ve scoured their site and put together our picks for the coolest backpacks, school gear, clothing basics, and other essentials that can help make September just a little — or okay, a lot — more fun. For all of us.

Like the backpacks shown up top? All $6-7 each.

For real.

– Don’t miss Kristen and Liz’s fun live JCP shopping haul video on Facebook where we shared some of our favorite finds for preschoolers and little kids that we scored — we’re even giving them away to one lucky viewer. That’s $200 worth of back to school gear!

Watch at the Cool Mom Picks Facebook page and enter before midnight EDT, Friday 8/11.

 

 

The coolest back-to-school gear for preschool, all at JCPenney | coolmompicks.com

Clockwise from top left

T-Shirt and Jeans Monster Backpack | Part-Time Superhero Tee | Bulb Botz Iron Man Digital Alarm Clock | Little Devil Children’s Bike Helmet | Pete the Cat Lunch Bag | Spiderman Time-Teacher Watch | Pokemon 5-Pack No-Show Socks

 

Eric Carle lunch bags for preschool at JCPenney: Brown Bear, Ladybug, and the Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle Kids’ Lunch Bags: Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear, Ladybug

 

Cool back-to-school gear for preschoolers at JCPenney

Donut Backpack | Future President T-Shirt | Hello Kitty Stainless Canteen  Hello Kitty Kids Flatware Set | Obersee Zebra Backpack with Cooler | 6-Piece Unicorn Sock Set | Toddler Girls Levi’s Skinny Jeans | Little Girls Converse High Tops in Metallic Rose Quartz | Vans Baseball Cap

 

Arizona emoji backpack: Perfect size for preschoolers and young kids | coolmompicks.com

Arizona Emoji Backpack

 

Cool back to school clothes for preschool at JCPenney | coolmompicks.com

Preschool Varsity Hoodie | Toddler Chuck Taylor All-Star Syde Street Sneakers | Roar Graphic Dinosaur Tee | Star Wars 5-Pack No-Show Socks

 

– Don’t miss Kristen and Liz’s  fun live JCP shopping haul video on Facebook where we share some of our favorite finds for preschoolers and little kids that we scored — and give them away to one lucky viewer. That’s $200 worth of back to school gear!
Watch and enter on the Cool Mom Picks Facebook page by Friday 8/11, midnight EDT –

To enter, follow instructions on video. Contest open to US viewers 18+, void where prohibited, see general giveaway rules on our contest page.

 

Thanks to our prtner JCPenney who makes it so easy to find great back to school deals for kids of any age.