Charlotte begins her second year of preschool in just about 2 weeks! Liam just finished 4 years at the same school so we are pros at this point. I feel like for incoming parents it can be overwhelming thinking of all the back to school essentials for preschool you might need. But really it’s not too bad, just a few things I suggest.
Back To School Essentials For Preschool
While Charlotte uses a bag provided by her school with her school name on it, we have this backpack for Liam for Kindergarten from Pottery Barn Kids. We also use it for travel. It would be perfect for preschool! it’s a great bag. We choose to not get things monogrammed like this for his safety and we use sticker labels instead.
Our favorite lunchbox is Wildkin. They are super price friendly and fit a bento lunch box perfectly along with an ice pack.
In his lunchbox, we use a Bentgo brand bento box. I have had these for both kids since Liam’s first year so they have been used A TON! I have 2 that I alternate between. They hold plenty of food for her lunch and the quality is amazing.
We use this Yeti tumbler as well as Contigo water bottles for her water.
For labels, I use two brands. Name Bubbles and Inchbug. Inchbug has the orbit labels which go around water bottles and are AWESOME. We use Name Bubbles for the kid’s labels for clothing, shoes, etc. The packs come with clothing, shoe, and everyday name labels. They do not come off easily at all, even with washing.
Our favorite shoes for school are Chu’s! She has 3 different colors that I alternate between. They are basically a sneaker but a little cuter.
For her Nap Mat, I splurged on a pricier mat from Precious and Prosperous. I am so glad I did. We used Liam’s for 3 full years plus summer camps and Charlotte’s all last year and this summer!
If you have a child in preschool do you have anything to add to this list?
This post was originally published in 2020 but has been updated for 2022.
These are so cute, I love your picks! 🙂
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These are all back to school essentials and are so cute too! Those water bottles lunch box are too cute.
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My boys started school on campus a few weeks ago, too, and they so need that interaction with their teachers and friends. They get the school lunch now, but when I was packing preschool lunches I also used bento-style boxes. They are perfect for separating out all the foods and make it so easy to give them a variety. We also use Contigo water cups for both boys that they take to school every day.
I don’t have any kids, I just flipped the artile to my friend Alice, thank you so much…
You sound totally set for back-to-school season! It sounds like a great round-up of items here for Liam. I don’t have any kiddos, but I’ll be passing along this list of essentials to any of my mom friends.
Great list. These are truly essentials. Thanks for sharing this. I will check that water bottle out. I’m looking to get one for my son.
I love the lunchbox and the adorable llama labels! (Or are they alpacas?…either way they’re cute lol) I hope this is a wonderful back-to-school season for you and little Liam. 🙂
These are so cute — I love that bento box!!
I love that lunch box, it is easy to organize and creates no mess! I wish my students had this!
We loveeee Bentgo already! When did you switch to the Yeti? Figuring out cups is so hard…
Oh gosh the Yeti not till 3. We did Contigo before and still use those too! He did the 360 cups till 18 or so months!
I love those luch box and bag
These so cute. I love bag and lunch box these are so cute.
My preschooler LOVES his bento box lunch box. It helps with packing lunch and makes him feel so big!
We use a lot of the same things even for my kiddos going into 2nd and 4th grade this year. When they don’t get the school lunch, they take a bento-style lunch to school. We also have the contigo water bottles that have lasted for years since we got the stainless steel. They are so durable!
Yes, these are all must-haves and such great ideas. It is so important to send off kids to school with what they need to feel good and to be successful.
There are some great picks here! Any kid would love to be outfitted with these.
Yes, it’s that time again- back to school! My girls are now teenagers, so they have a different set of needs. Always a find time shopping this time of year.
These are so cool and cute collections. The lunch bag is looks so cute. And yes all the items are much needed for back to school days.
What a nice list of great picks for back to school. Love that bento box, thanks for sharing this.
This is very important these days. I will share it with my family. Thank you for sharing!
I cannot believe school is starting soon. We need to gather some supplies soon and thanks for making it easier for us. I don’t think I have anything to add to your list. It’s perfect.
I love your list. This makes back to school transition so much easier.
These items are all really essentials! I’m surely gonna take note of this list!
Nnniiiiccceeeee….a little rain-coat would be a good addition here!
Gosh, summer has gone by so fast. That sounds like a great lunchbox for the kids.
The Yeti is such a good idea. I need to buy another.
This is a great list to bookmark. My son is all set to join back school and we have him ready. I just need to add a new pencil box
I love your suggestions. I will share with my grands.