With more unrest and health concerns permeating the world, parents are seriously pondering if they will send their kids back to school. While schools are planning for a new semester, there is no doubt going to be significant changes. Kids are eager to get back and adjust to some kind of new normal. The government also has a contingency plan should there is a resurgence of this unrelenting viral plaque. But, regardless of your choice to home school or let your kids return to in-person classes, the doors will be swinging open very soon. To prepare them for the upcoming semesters, they will need some necessary school supplies.
Every year we equip our kids with some back-to-school essentials. These basic, yet classic stationery must-haves include pens, pencils, highlighters, markers, erasers, glue sticks, notebooks and so much more. To get your kids started, here are some stationery ideas that will last the year.
Pencils are a necessity in school, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. Whether you’re looking for your favorite cartoon or a trendy pattern on your graphite sticks, we’ve got you covered. My Neighbor Totoro is a Japanese fantasy film that’s celebrated as being one of the best hand-drawn films in the history of animation. Kids love the iconic and adorable characters in the film. Now they can create inspirational works of art with a set of ten graphite pencils. The HB pencils come in two colors, royal blue and yellow and feature some of the memorable characters.
If you prefer more eclectic patterns and contemporary signature motifs from Now House on your pencils, you’re in luck. The set comes with 8 wooden pencils with white erasers that feature a different design on each. Scribble, draw, doodle, shade, add, write, join the dots, or play games like tic-tac-toe, it’s endless what you can do with a pencil.
To error is human and making mistakes is a daily occurrence for kids. One of the best tools for mistakes are erasers and they are available in an enormous variety of colors, prints, patterns, and themes. To accompany your My Neighbor Totoro pencils, you can pair them with a Totoro eraser set. This darling set comes with five erasers in a die-cut storage box. Each eraser features a full-color image of Totoro and friends as they walk through the forest.
Into LEGO? LEGO has a cool set of 8 realistic brick-shaped erasers in four colors. They come in a die-cut box and are ideal for kids and LEGO lovers. Both sets of erasers would make a great back-to-school gift for kids, grandkids, neighbor’s kids, or someone you just like.
The pen is mightier than the sword and we want our kids to write down whatever clever or ridiculous insights that may come to their minds. The Rebellious Pens come in a set of three with positive messages add – Readers Unite, Read Banned Books and Readers are Leaders. The pens are slender, 5 inches long and the ink flows fluidly. Pen your ponderings, scribble your pribble, just let the words gush!
Double-Ended Colored Brush Pens
Kids can color themselves happy with the Bright Ideas set of 20 Double-Ended Brush Pens. One side of the pen has a thicker brush-like end that can be used to color, underline, draw, or create art. The other side has a fine point that can be used for writing, coloring, journaling, and more! Kids can add color and flair to homework, assignments, projects, graphic designs or whatever strikes them. They’re a back-to-school must-have!
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