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As children continue to enjoy the freedom and fun of summer vacation, teachers, parents and caregivers know that back to school is just around the corner. In fact, many stores across the country already have their school supply displays centrally stocked and displayed.
The closer the calendar gets to the first day of classes, the more likely shoppers will have a hard time finding all the necessary school supplies everyone is looking for. Not only that, but finding these supplies in your kids’ favorite colors, styles, and characters could be even harder.
To help you and your family get an A+ on your shopping list, we’ve got a roundup of some of the top-rated school supplies available on Amazon. This way, your shopping spree can be as easy as a simple point and click, before being collected at your doorstep!
The backbone of any school supply shopping list should be the backpack. Sure, a quality backpack helps students carry everything they need for class, but the bag can also be a fashion statement and a reflection of a child’s personality. Here are some of the top rated backpacks selling online right now.
The JanSport Cool Student Backpack is simple in design, but a workhorse for students. JanSport makes some of the most reliable backpacks and gets some of the highest ratings on Amazon for a reason. This particular model has over 8,300 reviews to date and an overall five-star rating from customers. It comes in 11 different colors and prints and costs $60.
Students can fit a 15-inch laptop in the dedicated sleeve, and there are two other spacious compartments: a front utility pocket and a side pocket for a water bottle. Many of the JanSport Cool Student Backpack reviewers are actually parents who carried a JanSport when they were in school and are now purchasing one for their children.
“My JanSport backpack is still floating around my family 25 years later,” Amazon user DW wrote in a five-star review. “It’s perfect for my son…and will be used for many years if it’s like my original JanSport!”
Even the youngest students need a backpack these days and the Abshoo Little Kids Backpack is designed especially for them. This one is designed with water-resistant polyester to protect school supplies from spills that might happen in a toddler’s bag. The padded shoulder straps are adjustable and the main compartment can hold most standard size books.
We love the adorable colors and patterns available which include unicorns, dinosaurs, dogs, pandas and mermaids. Right now it has a 4.6 out of 5 star rating from Amazon users and it’s on sale starting at just $19.99.
Next on the priority list for most college students is the perfect lunch box. It needs to keep their lunch and snacks fresh and organized, but they will also hopefully look amazing. Check out these top-of-the-class options for school supplies from Amazon.
Whether your student loves bright colors and patterns or sometimes just wants a little less “extra”, the Wildkin Kids Insulated Lunch Box has plenty of options to browse through. We counted 22 different design choices for students to choose from, including frozen treats, hearts, zebra patterns, and iridescent colors.
These may be more suitable for young children than high school students due to their size (9 3/4 x 7 x 3 1/4 inches), but the insulation will keep food at the right temperature at lunchtime or snack. time is turning. This fun lunch box is available on Amazon for $23.99.
Bento boxes are all the rage right now and we totally understand why. This bento lunch box from Setoragely is suitable for all ages and can be filled with amazing combinations of foods and snacks – and it even includes a spoon! Picky eaters will be pleased to know that the design of the box does not allow separate foods to be mixed when closed.
With nearly 1,000 customer reviews to date, this bento box ranks among the best in the lunch box category on Amazon. Some reviewers even commented that it would fit in a traditional zippered lunch box.
With backpacks and lunch boxes covered, now is the time to get to grips with the student tools of the trade. These days, in addition to traditional notebooks, pens, and pencils (which we’ll get to, don’t worry), many students have a number of electronic needs for school supplies. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular tech gear for the school year.
For 21st century students, a laptop is almost essential thanks to online notebooks, homework submissions, and term paper writing. The good news isn’t that all top-rated laptops cost a fortune these days.
This 15.6-inch laptop from HP available on Amazon for $504 (marked 24% currently off its $660 retail price) is a good starter PC for kids who need to get online to do their school work. With over 2,100 customer reviews to date and an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, this laptop offers fast processing speed and a battery that lasts over seven hours. It also has a 256GB internal hard drive, which is enough for years of schoolwork. It is Bluetooth compatible and has a numeric keypad for easy data entry.
When a student needs a calculator for their math or science lessons, the TI-30XIIS from Texas Instruments has all the necessary features in a compact and powerful package (provided they don’t need it). of a graphing calculator). It has a two-line display to show input and solution at the same time and has everything needed to calculate logs, statistics and angle modes (degrees, radians and grads). The calculator is solar powered, but also has an included backup battery.
The TI-30XIIS Scientific Calculator is on sale now for less than $10 on Amazon, down more than half!
Just because today’s students do most of their work on high-tech devices doesn’t mean the classics aren’t needed anymore! Here are some of the top-rated notebooks on Amazon to stick in your child’s new backpack.
These classic notebooks were previously only available in black and white, but now they’re available in a range of vibrant hues. You can get a 12-pack of Mead composition books for $29.97, with 100 college-lined sheets (or 200 writing pages) each for maximum note-taking space. The inside front cover even has a timetable chart to keep your child on time and the inside back cover has useful tools like times tables, conversion tables and rulers of grammar.
If you have a student who prefers or needs a spiral notebook, then Five Star should be on your list of school supplies. These five-star, three-subject notebooks come in packs of three for just $19.30 on sale now at Amazon (that’s 53% off the regular price!).
Each notebook contains 150 university-graded sheets, divided into three sections for individual subjects. The two dividers inside each have pockets on both sides to store loose papers, including those you can tear from the notebook thanks to the perforated edges. If your student prefers broad-lined paper, also check out Five-Star’s single-subject broad-lined notebooks!
The three-ring binder will likely never become obsolete and is the most flexible notebook a student can carry around. With this four-pack of binders from Blue Summit, students receive binders with 1 1/2-inch rings in red, purple, aqua, and lime green. Each can be used for a single individual subject or more, depending on the needs of the student.
With over 1,000 Amazon reviews to date and a 4.7 out of 5 star rating, these binders rank high in sturdiness, looks, and value. Get the four-pack for $21.99 at Amazon.
It’s also time to stock up on pens, pencils, and other necessities to keep your students writing and expressing themselves creatively this school year! Don’t miss these must-have writing utensils and supplies.
Your student will have a hard time saying they have nothing to write on if you buy the box of 72 Paper Mate No. 2 pencils on Amazon for just $10.99 (on sale at 50% off normal retail price for a limited number time). These pencils are made with a reinforced, unbreakable lead, which means less sharpening should be required. The eraser is also 100% latex free.
Right now on Amazon, a box of 144 Bic Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pens is available for the low price of $12 (about $8 off the regular price). You can stock up on pens at the start of the school year and hopefully be ready until next summer (and beyond)!
The Bic Round Stic is one of the most popular pens on the market and comes with black, blue or red ink (in case you have a teacher in your family who also needs a supply).
Talk about a rainbow in a box! The Crayola Back-To-School Pack has everything a young student needs to make their classwork colorful all year long. For $25, you get two boxes of 24 crayons, 10 washable broad-tip markers, 12 crayons, and 10 washable fine-line markers.