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.