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August 23, 2017
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 $15 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
Shop on Amazon starting at $163.00
Our kids came home from school and needed to access google classroom for homework and we were unprepared with only our "work" computers at home. We found chromebooks fairly inexpensive, so we were able to score each their own. Winning!
Kerry Bowbliss, Hulafrog Cofounder, & mom of two
Styles available starting at $17.50 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.
Julie Crossman, Hulafrog Albany-Troy, & mom of five
$6.29 on amazon.com
My little guy 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
Get it on amazon.com for $28.94
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 $6.99
What a great backup charger! My 4th grader is using devices in the classroom, so it’s perfect for making sure he stays connected for school or when he's away from home and in need of a charge. And under $10, it’s super affordable!
Jennifer Bryant, Apex-Cary, NC, & mom of two
6 for $22 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 Account Executive, & mom of four
Starting at $19 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
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
Find 'em on amazon.com for $10.99
Crust or no crust? If your little lunchers are fans of no crust, pop these cute and easy sandwiches into their lunchbox. Easy-peasy. And they'll love the surprise.
Kelly Bennin, Hulafrog Martin County-Port St. Lucie, FL, & mom of one
Customize at OrientalTrading.com ($6.98 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!
Tia Quinn, Hulafrog Plymouth-Middleborough, MA, & mom of two
$32.00 on Amazon
My son loves this easy to open, adorable bento box. The compartments are built right in and leak proof, perfect for foods like yogurt and applesauce. It's perfect. A great time saver on those busy mornings.
Debbie Gonyeau, Hulafrog Lake George-Saratoga Springs, NY, & mom of two
Assorted colors starting at $18.49 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 Account Executive, & 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 $49.99
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
Handmade on Etsy starting at $36
Every mom wants the perfect photo on the first day of each new school year. This reusable chalkboard will help you capture an awesome pic with all of the most important details about your child each year!
Katie Echentile, Hulafrog Myrtle Beach, SC, & mom of two
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