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20 Buys That Bring Fun Back to School

June 24, 2019

Get your elementary-age kiddos (and yourself) ready to go back to school with these staples that make every day easier and a little more cheerful.

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Write This Down

Quell back-to-school anxieties and fears with a sweet little lunch note that will give your child a midday boost of encouragement. These precious cards from Anthropologie feature bright, cheery designs and room for a custom handwritten message.

$10 at anthropologie

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A World of Color

Bring on the rainbow with this set of 24 colored pencils — with an artistic bonus. The pencils are made with watercolor pigments so after your kids color a base layer, they can use a paintbrush and water to shade and blend their picture.

$18 at terrain

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Put a Name On It

Lost and found is an unavoidable part of elementary-school life. Practically daily. Help kiddos keep track of all their school gear with these handy labels. Not only are they dishwasher-, microwave- and laundry- safe, they come in hundreds of different designs you can customize.

$20 and up at minted

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Welcome to the Zoo

The standard pink eraser may be on the school supply list, but that doesn't mean you can't send a little playfulness along to class. This set of six dinosaur erasers gets rid of any spelling errors and adds a jungle of joy to your child's desk.

$12 at urban outfitters

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