August 4, 2016
Back-to-school gear goes way beyond paper, pens and glue. Fall's most wanted list is here! Our editors from around the country share their must-have supplies for kiddos big and small. Check it out ...we've got you covered!
Starting at $6.99 on amazon.com
These are so cute! Your kid won't lose another flash drive with these adorable characters! They come in Zoo, Safari, Jungle and Aquarium animals.
Sarah Mendenhall, Hulafrog Syracuse, NY, & mom of two
Grab a set of 9 for $12 at uncommongoods.com
Mason jars that zip open AND fold flat? Yes, please! Fill these bags up with tasty snacks over and over again. Such a fun, easy way to send your kiddos lunch and treats!
Alyson Denzler, Hulafrog National, & mom of two
11 styles available starting at $14.00 at landsend.com
Perfect for after school activities to stow away a uniform, cleats or gym clothes. Comes with comfy straps, pockets for water bottles, a place for keys and a phone. Bonus: Customize with graphics and name or initials.
Rachel Herwood, Hulafrog National, & mom of two
Find 'em on amazon.com for $6.29
Crust or no crust? If your little lunchers are in camp #2, pop these cute and easy sandwiches into their lunchbox. Easy-peasy. And they'll love the surprise.
Katie Chiavarone, Hulafrog Princeton, NJ, & mom of three
Get it on amazon.com for $36.49
This is a cool, clever way to learn geography or get creative with a kids' room or dorm decor. We put the map up together and track where we have traveled as a family!
Leslie Len Meis, Hulafrog Pasadena, CA, & mom of two
Various colors available at walmart.com for $9.99
What a great backup charger for my teen's devices. She stays connected for school or when she's away from home and in need of a charge. And at just under $10, it’s super affordable!
JoAnna Ahn, Hulafrog San Jose, CA, & mom of three
Available for $28 in fun colors on yumboxlunch.com
My second grader loves this easy to open, adorable bento box. The sections are wide, it's leak proof for foods like yogurt and applesauce and it makes packing lunch fun!
May Evangelista, Hulafrog Chino Hills-Diamond Bar, CA, & mom of two
6 for $27 on amazon.com
Super effective and bleach free! I put these travel size hand sanitizers in my kids' lunch boxes. It defintely saved us last school year, so I buy it in bulk ;).
Cristin Krokosz, Hulafrog Southern Monmouth, NJ, & mom of four
Starting at $15 on lollywollydoodle.com
These backpacks and lunch bags are sweet and trendy. Mom Tip: the monogram option means no more digging in the lost & found bin at school.
Elizabeth Green, Hulafrog National, & mom of two
$7.99 on amazon.com
My preschooler used this bag all year long and had to have a new one this school year! It's sturdy enough to endure hours of unzipping and re-zipping and comes in adorable colors and combos.
Amy Haggard, Hulafrog Ridgewood-Paramus, NJ, & mom of two
Stock up for $9.99 at target.com
Young children can easily seal them up. And what's better than not wasting all those plastic bags? Love these!
Amy Metzger, Hulafrog Virginia Beach, VA, & mom of two
Starting at $7.50 on pbkids.com
PB Kids has an amazing selection of eco-friendly water and food containers that are stylish and sturdy. Soup stays hot, fruit and drinks stay cold and cleaning is a breeze!
Staci Sansolo, Hulafrog Marlboro-Manalapan, NJ, & mom of one
Customize at OrientalTrading.com ($8.50 for 24)
These pencils help eliminate the "That was MY pencil!" argument during homework. Pro Tip: Order 2 sets, but only give 1 set when school starts. Save the 2nd set for later in the year!
Amanda Gavini, Hulafrog Fort Myers, FL, & mom of two
$19.67 on amazon.com
This is great for keeping my boys' artwork organized. It has large pockets and is perfect for all those wonderful works of art that we have to "keep forever".
Debbie Gonyeau, Hulafrog Lake George-Saratoga Springs, NY, & mom of two
Assorted colors starting at $16.99 on amazon.com
This little lap desk is great for smaller laptops and tablets. The bean bag bottom makes it a comfy fit while my kids do their homework. Comes in cool, bright colors. Also great for car rides.
Annie Steckroth, Hulafrog National, & mom of three
Giggles galore at thelunchcards.com ($4.99)
The kiddos will look forward to these themed riddles and brain-teasers you put in their lunch each day! We LOVED the kid-style humor and talked about their "surprise" each day after school!
Evie Estes, Hulafrog Cincinnati Eastside, OH, & mom of three
Get this at target.com for $59.99
Someone's gotta wake up the kids, so why not do it in style? The Bluetooth lets you play music through your phone, you can charge your devices and the speakerphone function is a very cool bonus!
Sherry Lombardi, Hulafrog Cofounder, & mom of two
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