We are in full-on back-to-school shopping mode here at CMP. And considering how much our kids love it too (well, they are our kids), they’ve been spending a whole lot of time helping us out on behalf of our partner JCPenney, scouring their website, and looking for the coolest school gear and gifts that we know other grade-school kids will love too.

As for parents, we think you’ll love all these backpacks, school gear, clothing basics, and other essentials not just because your kids love them, but because they’re wildly affordable. Yay for that!

Psst…check out our guide to the coolest affordable preschool gear at JCP for back to school. Lots of great stuff there for grade-schoolers, too!

 

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And don’t miss Kristen and Liz’s fun live JCP shopping haul video on Facebook where we share some of our favorite finds for grade schoolers that we scored — we’re even giving them all away to one lucky viewer. That’s $200 worth of back to school gear! 

Watch at the Cool Mom Picks Facebook page on Monday, August 14 at noon EDT

 

Cool, affordable back to school gear at JCPenney

Clockwise from top left: Chuck Taylor All-Star street leather and fleece sneaker | Jansport High Stakes Backpack: Traffic Lights | DC Skateboard graphic tee | LEGO Kids Star Wars Stormtrooper alarm clock | Timex digital watch | Arizona moto jacket

 

Lily Bloom mini popsicle coin purse | cool mom picks

Mini popsicle coin purse

 

Girls burnout rock band tees: ACDC, Bon Jovi, Pink Floyd, Beatles | cool mom picks

Arizona girls’ burnout rocker tees: ACDC, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Bon Jovi

 

Cool back to school gear for girls at great prices | cool mom picks back to school shopping guide

Sketch pad and colored pencil case |Champion soccer ball |Jansport High Stakes Backpack in Northern Lights |Neon quarter socksMixit llama water bottle | Sketchers Shoutout sneakers | Stay pawsitive graphic girls tee

Levis trucker denim jacket | affordable back to school gear | cool mom picks

Levi’s denim trucker jacket

 

 

Cool grade school backpacks at JCPenney | cool mom picks back to school 2017

Hello Kitty 5 piece backpack set  | Peanuts backpack | Emoji backpack and lunch tote set | Jansport DigiBreak Backpack

 

Don’t miss Kristen and Liz’s next live JCP shopping haul video on Facebook where we share some of our favorite finds for grade schoolers that we scored — and give it all away to one lucky viewer. That’s $200 worth of back to school gear!

Watch on the Cool Mom Picks Facebook page on Monday, August 14 at noon EDT

 

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