We love all of these products! Some of those listed were product samples we received in the mail.
Saying that this has been a tough year for kids would be the understatement of the century. And it’s not over yet. This is a scary time for them and any time we can bring some normalcy into their lives is a worthwhile effort.
Many children will be returning to school in the next couple of weeks but not all will be attending in person. Either way, back to school shopping is not cancelled. Read on to learn about fun finds and solutions, no matter where your child is learning this fall.
Swaddle Designs Face Masks
Made from 2-layers of double-napped cotton flannel, these SwaddleDesigns non-medical Cotton Flannel Masks yield better particle filtration effectiveness than cloth masks made using cotton knit,
cotton muslin, gauze, and polyester fleece fabrics. They're made right here in the USA and are available in child and adult sizes. $5+ | Buy it here
Plum Paper Notebook Bundle
We love the beautiful Plum Paper planners and notebooks and especially this bundle which includes a regular 7x9 Spiral Notebook, My Day Dashboard, Hexagon Paper Clips and Magnetic Bookmark at a bundle discount! $22 | Buy it here
Super Silly Jokes for Kids
Whether attending virtually or in-person, kids will love having an arsenal of good clean jokes to tell their friends and teachers. $6 | Buy it here
TruMed Infrared Thermometer
TruMed uses infrared laser sensor technology and detects elevated temperatures without physical contact in seconds in a hygienic and convenient way. Temperature can be read at a 5 cm distance for forehead. Our local schools are requiring that parents monitor our children's temperatures before boarding the school bus. This is an essential for cold flu season whether your kids are attending school in person or distance learning! $70 | Buy it here
Rock the Locks Detangler
Whether you're rushing out of the door in the morning, or just want to get ready for your virtual meetings, this detangler is a must. Banish those knots without harsh chemicals, sulfates, parabens, phthalates, dyes nor petrolatum. Their entire line is lots of fun including curl boost, glitter hairspray, texture paste and more! $7 | Buy it here
Read-a-thon offers an IMMEDIATE solution to help schools with fundraising! This is how it works: Read-a-thon.com challenges kids to commit to ten reading sessions over a two-week period, asking friends and family to make a one-time donation to encourage the student and support his or her school. With many school book fairs being cancelled for 2020, this is a great alternative. Visit Read-a-Thon to learn more
Starling Back to School Essentials Set
These toxin-free, plant-based and organic products are made for kids who suffer from common allergens including nuts, gluten, soy, synthetic fragrance, and preservatives. For children, tweens and teens suffering from allergies, Starling Skincare offers peace of mind to parents when choosing the right skincare items for their child. The BTS set includes two of the best selling kid's deodorants, Force Field and Birthday Cake, plus hydrating lip balm and a bottle of super safe orange punch hand sanitizer. $28 | Buy it here
Lasto Foods Nut Butters
Back to school routines are looking much different than in years past. For the many changes parents and kids will experience, one San Diego based company is bringing its products to the U.S., making school lunches easier to prepare. Lasto Foods is the maker of healthy nut butters that come in easy-squeeze bottles. As parents enjoy the convenience of drizzling these silky almond and peanut butters on each slice of bread, they'll also love how much healthier they are. Lasto Foods uses 100% natural ingredients. $35 for 3 | Buy it here
Every teen wants to get rid of pimples - especially as they head back to school to see their friends this year! Kidskin, an affordable skincare line for preteens and teens, makes all their formulas in the USA including their popular SPF 30 broad-spectrum sunscreen. Made with safe and effective ingredients like tea tree and salicylic acid, their skincare line is becoming a fan favorite. No parabens, no gluten, no fragrance, vegan and cruelty free. Safely remove dirt and excess oil with the 3-Step Acne Kit which is the perfect formula for clear skin comes with a cleanser, toner and moisturizer. $50 | Buy it here
Yes, this year is not notebooks important, but also masks! Thanks for this idea!
Jennifer Van Haitsma says
I will have to try that detangler. My poor oldest has my finer hair texture and it gets so snarly. I feel like I’ve tried so much already. Thanks for the recommendation!
These are nice tips all parents can adopt for their kids until things get back to normal which I hope is pretty soon. Nice job
Terri Steffes says
Great suggestions. Loving those masks and the detangler. Great ideas.
This is a great list! Our kids just went back to school yesterday. I need to get a new thermometer soon.
What a great set of things to get for back to school! My son just needs new pajamas, he is working from home, I don’t even know the last time he used actual paper! And here I am a hoarder, I had school supplies for years to come!
This is such an awesome list. I have to add a few of these items to my back to school shopping list.
melissa chapman says
My kids are going back to school and some of these items are so good even for remote learning. Our kids need to know that school is still important and they need to be ready.
Amber Myers says
What a great list. My daughter is virtual for now, hopefully in person in about 2 weeks. She will have plenty of masks, that’s for sure.
robin rue says
My boys are doing all remote until it’s safe to send them, so I have been wondering what supplies I need for them. We don’t start for a few weeks, so I have time to start stocking up.