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Back To School Shopping By Store

Aug 6, 2021 | Homeschool | 0 comments

It’s back to school time! I love getting the kids (and myself as their teacher) ready for school with the right supplies! I shop at specific stores for different back-to-school items. It’s helpful to know where to buy your school supplies so you get the best deals, and find what you need. Here are my favorite stores for school supplies. If you know where to look you’ll find some really fun things!

Back to School Shopping By Store

Dollar Store – I love the dollar store especially for homeschool. They have a lot of great resources, especially for younger ages. Here are a few things I like to buy at the dollar store:

  • Nameplates
  • Banners
  • Educational Flashcards (Mathematics, reading, letters)
  • Rewards Stickers
  • Sticker Charts
  • Dr. Seuss Learning Activities
  • Poster Boards
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Fun Erasers

Target – Target is a little more pricy but they have a lot of cute things. A lot of these things are not necessarily needed but are fun to brighten up your learning space.

  • Desk Fan
  • Dictionary Secret Book Safe
  • Cute Journals
  • Desk Organizers

dictionary book safe

Walmart – This is my go-to store for all my regular back-to-school supplies.

  • Mechanical Pencils
  • Pens
  • Notebooks – We get a lot of notebooks because I believe notetaking is super beneficial. I even have my kids keep a journal while we travel.
  • Markers
  • Folders
  • Dry Erase Markers

Back to School Shopping Online

shein cactus pen

Amazon – I love to get some of the bulk items for back to school from amazon because they have really good deals on some of the multipack items. Tip: If you need a lot of it then buy on amazon. This is my go-to store for office supplies as well.

  • tape – we use tape all the time
  • printer paper
  • organizer card
  • cardstock paper
  • scissors
  • office supplies

Erin Condren – This is by far my place to shop for planners. They have planners for many different needs such as their teacher planner, which I love! Erin Condren also has a good variety of other desk organizers and supplies. If your kids like things to match then they will love their coordinating planners and desk organizers and more.

  • Planners
  • Desk Supplies
  • mini gel pens
  • pencil bags
  • sticky notes

erin condren planners back to school

Shin – Shin is a fun online store to shop for cute random items your kids will love. We found some fun unusual back-to-school items, including a cactus pen and a few other accessories that I listed below!

  • Cute Pens, comb pen, cactus pen
  • Gumball machine with Erasers
  • Fun Erasers in different shapes
  • Pencil Organizers
  • Fruit Shaped Pencil Sharpeners
  • Fun Whiteout
  • Lunch Bags

shein accessories for school age kids fun pens erasers white out

What is your go-to store for back-to-school shopping? I would love to hear your tips for finding good deals on back-to-school supplies.



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Rachel is a vlogger and stay-at-home mom! When she's not filming fun videos for the "Ohana Adventure" and the "Rach Bennett" channels, she is sharing amazing lifestyle, travel, parenting, and homeschool tips here on the blog.

Jase is an entrepreneur, surfer, skater, fisherman, and the best dad ever! When he’s not creating silly Reels (@jasebennett), you can find him sharing adventures on the blog & great entrepreneurial tips on his podcast: The Decode.


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