If you are sending your little ones off to school you are probably more nervous than they are. Making sure your kids have all the supplies they might need is one way to ease your worries. Here are the 10 must have school supplies for elementary students.
Must Have School Supplies for Elementary Students # 1- A Good Backpack
Having a good backpack is important because you want to make sure they can carry all of the items they will need to bring to and from school. Some schools have requirements for the backpack that a student must have so be sure that you check that first. Some schools require you use a clear backpack, some require a mesh backpack, and some schools have no rules. For some backpack ideas you can read Backpacks for Elementary School Boys, Top Backpacks for Elementary School Girls, Top Disney Princess Backpacks, and 5 Budget Friendly Backpacks.
Must Have School Supplies for Elementary Students # 2- Large Pink Eraser
If your child is learning to write or any other elementary tasks, erasing will be involved. The small erasers on the tops of pencils will not last very long and you child will need a back up. The big pink ones like this work the best for tiny little hands. You can generally find them in any store that sells school supplies and they are pretty cheap. You might even want to buy a few so your child will have extras.
Must Have School Supplies for Elementary Students # 3- Box of crayons
There is no need to buy the pack with 600 crayons in it. You can buy a 16 pack of crayons and that will be sufficient for elementary school students. If the child is really young you can buy the larger crayons that will fit better in the child’s hands.
Must Have School Supplies for Elementary Students # 4- Washable Markers
Save yourself some trouble by purchasing washable markers because they are definitely going to come home with marks on their clothing. If you would like some information on washable markers you can read Top Washable Markers for Kids.
Must Have School Supplies for Elementary Students # 5- No. 2 Pencils
Be sure you have No. 2 Pencils because some testing methods require this.
Must Have School Supplies for Elementary Students # 6- Pocket Folders
Having different pocket folders for different subjects is an easy way for a student to keep work separate. You might even let the child pick some of these out.
Must Have School Supplies for Elementary Students # 7- Glue Sticks
Glue sticks are generally easier for children to handle than a bottle of glue that can spill everywhere. Most of them dry clear so you don’t have to worry about stained clothes. Be sure to check with your child’s teacher because some teachers prefer a certain type of glue.
Must Have School Supplies for Elementary Students # 8- Safety Scissors
Young children need a pair of safety scissors when they are learning how to cut paper so they do not cut their little fingers. You can find these at any store that sales school supplies, but if you want an idea of what they are you can go here.
Must Have School Supplies for Elementary Students # 9- Ruler
Smaller children might not know how to measure things just yet, but they will need a ruler to help them draw straight lines.
Must Have School Supplies for Elementary Students # 10- Construction Paper
Most elementary teachers will require that your child has a pack of construction paper. The size and amount that your child has will depend on what the teacher requires.
These are ten must have school supplies for elementary students. Be sure to always check with your child’s school to see if there is a supply list that can help you get exactly what they need.
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