When shopping for school supplies I often buy in bulk. We have multiple children in school and buying this way and splitting the supplies between them makes more sense and more cost efficient. And always, I always find myself shopping for last minute back to school supplies.
This article contains affiliate links. If you purchase products through these links or images I may earn a small commission, it is no extra cost to you and helps support this blog.
My favorite place to shop for last minute school supplies is Amazon. Not only is it a great place to buy in bulk but by being an Amazon Prime member (you can get a 30 day free trial by clicking the link!) I’m able to get my supplies in 2 days. If you’re like me, there’s always at least one thing that I find myself leaving off the list for the kids… that’s why Amazon is so handy!
No matter the age of the child, No. 2 pencils are always on the list. Not all pencils are created equal and thankfully with the deals that Amazon always has on their Ticonderoga #2 pencils, you don’t have to pay a large price for great quality. I usually grab a set or two of these pencils to keep on hand when the children lose theirs or run out.
When shopping for back to school supplies, I keep the teachers in mind. They often purchase items for their classrooms out of their own money so there is enough to last throughout the year. No matter the grade, teachers always seem to be in need of glue sticks. Once again, buying in bulk is a great way to hand out enough to the kids and then have extras for home and for the classroom.
Highlighters are something that is always on our kids lists and we have love to use Sharpie Highlighters. They last all year long, they don’t dry up and the kids love the variety of colors! They also don’t smear and we like the narrow chisel tip on these highlighters because it makes for neater note taking. Teachers can always use extra highlighters, too!
When it comes to pens, it’s important to pick ones that don’t smear or run through pages. Zebra Z-Grip Ballpoint Pens are a great option because the ink is smooth and they’re medium point ballpoint pens. This pen allows for neater handwriting and they last a long time!
Disinfecting wipes are always on school lists these days, and for good reason!! It’s always on the school lists for each child so we buy in bulk and give enough to each child. It’s always a must needed item for classroom so teachers really appreciate extras!
Ziploc bags are another big item on lists, especially during the elementary school years. They’re used for all sorts of things such as snacks, accidents, word sorts, and school projects. The teachers can never have enough of these bags!
When looking for a lunch box for kids you want something that keeps their food cold. Over the years I have found that buying a lunch bag that is well insulated is important! We love these PackIt Freezable Lunch bags because they have built in freezer packs. You just freeze the bag overnight and in the morning place the lunch inside and the bag is still cool when they get home from school! This bag also comes in a wide variety of colors and designs.
Having a reliable lunch container is important as well! I can’t tell you how many times over the years my children have complained about foods spilling together. Not to mention how rough they can be by throwing around their lunch bags. These containers are wonderful! They keep food separated into three parts and they’re large enough to actually fit a meal!
These are only some of the great items that Amazon has to offer for back to school shopping. If you’re like me, you’ll find yourself heading to Amazon to take advantage of the two day shipping before school starts!