The 25 Must-Have School Supplies We're Ordering Straight From Amazon

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Whether your child is headed off to elementary school or leaving the nest for college, it's essential you set them up with the right gear for a successful school year. And if your child is attending school remotely? Well that holds even more true.

Amazon has established itself as a one-stop shop for school supplies that suit every age. They've also proven that preparing for class doesn't need to be stressful. Amazon's School Supplies Guide breaks down products by category and age group (Grades K-2, Grades 3-5Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12) so you can shop a curated list of age-appropriate materials. If your teen is off to college, you're also covered with their College Shopping Guide which includes the latest tech and everything they'll need to set up their dorm room.

Skip the many trips to the store, and get everything delivered right to your door by shopping our back to school picks below.

Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet

If there’s a time to get your kid a tablet, it's now. The latest Kids Edition comes with a sturdy kid-proof case and a 1-year subscription to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited which gives kids access to over 20,000 apps, games, videos, Audible books, and educational content. You can also check out Amazon’s digital learning center for more educational tools and printables.

Apple iPad (10.2-inch, Wi-Fi, 32GB)

Your teen will love having an iPad to assist with schoolwork and boost their creativity. The possibilities expand even more when you add an Apple Pencil into the mix.

Yoobi 3-Ring Binder Variety Pack of 4

Color-code your child's binders so they coordinate with their classes. This four-pack of 2-inch binders comes with coral, blush, mint, and blue options.

Daisy by Bloom Daily 2020-2021 Academic Year Student Day Planner

This academic agenda was designed just for your school-aged tweens and it comes with helpful classroom resources and goal trackers. We especially love the vision board pages and cheery cover design.

AmazonBasics Felt Tip Marker Pens

These colorful felt-tipped pens are perfect for organized note taking—and for doodling in the margins.

Himawari School Waterproof Backpack 14.9" College Vintage Travel Bag

A stylish waterproof backpack with tons of compartments that comes in dozens of colors? Sold. 

BIC Xtra-Sparkle Mechanical Pencils, 24-Count

BIC Xtra-Sparkle Mechanical Pencil, Medium Point
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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. These sparkly mechanical pencils have been our go-to since middle school. This 24-pack should last you a couple of months—or weeks—depending on quickly your child goes through pencils.

Srhythm Noise Cancelling Headphones

A pair of wireless over-ear headphones will allow your student to drown out outside distractions and easily connect with online learning. When fully charged, the battery on this headset lasts up to 40 hours.

Snug Play+ Kids Headphones

These kid-sized headphones come in fun colors and prints and they have a limited volume range to protect little ears. They also have a sharing port to connect another set of headphones to the same sound source.

Sharpie Liquid Highlighters, Chisel Tip

Highlight what's important. These Sharpie highlighters are long-lasting and they're 30 percent off.

HP DeskJet Plus 4155 Wireless All-in-One Printer

A compact wireless printer that won’t break the bank is a must-have for remote learners. Print, scan, and copy with ease, and never run out of ink with a money-saving Instant Ink subscription.

Hammermill 20lb Copy Paper, 8.5 x 11, 3 Ream Case, 1,500 Sheets

Just pointing out how nice it will be to have these reams of printer paper dropped off at your doorstep. No lugging them to and from the store or your car.

The 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments: Awesome Things To Do With Your Parents, Babysitters and Other Adults

Supplement science class with these hands-on experiments, which include a balloon-powered car, a CD hovercraft, and unbreakable bubbles.

Westcott 5” Hard Handle Kids Blunt Scissors, 2 Pack

It’s really hard to beat this price, and if your child misplaces a pair of scissors, no sweat.

AmazonBasics 3-Tier Rolling Utility or Kitchen Cart

Keep classroom materials in a designated area so your home doesn’t turn into a chaotic heap of school supplies. It also makes for a great catchall for whatever extra cosmetic, pantry, or miscellaneous items your college student has on hand.

Uiosmuph LED Wireless Mouse

This rechargeable wireless mouse comes in several colors and also lights up. One charge lasts about 18 to 20 hours with the LEDs on or up to one to two weeks without the special effects.

Basicwise QI003253G Kids Lap Desk Tray

This work surface is ideal for kids who constantly like to switch up their learning environment. The side cubby holes are great for keeping school supplies or snacks close by.

August Dream Cactus Pencil Pouch Set

A quirky catchall for pens, pencils, and highlighters, this set of pouches also has a little message on the reverse for anyone trying to sneak a pencil or two.

Texas Instruments TI-503 SV Standard Function Calculator

Texas Instruments TI-503 SV Standard Function Calculator
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Last we checked, phones still aren’t allowed in the classroom, so a handy calculator is an essential tool to have by your child’s side during tests and quizzes.

HappyDaily Set of 2 Cute Reusable Lunch bag

It's always a good idea to have a back-up lunch bag on hand. These bags from HappyDaily are available in several fun prints and you get two for less than $15.

Kindle Kids Edition

Foster your kids' love of reading early on with their very own Kindle that comes with a year's subscription to FreeTime Unlimited. There, they can access the complete Harry Potter series as well as other popular picks like Artemis Fowl.

Osmo - Genius Starter Kit for iPad 

Osmo mixes hands-on and digital learning to help your child become more confident with reading, math, problem-solving, and creativity. An iPad is necessary for use but it works without Wi-Fi.

Crayola Washable Multicultural Colors Conical Tip Markers, 8 Count

This classic Crayola set represents the diversity of our world with eight markers in various skintones including tan, beige, tawny, golden beige, terra cotta, mahogany, and sienna. 

AmazonBasics Two-Pocket Plastic Dividers, 8 Tab Set, Pack of 3 Sets

Keeps subjects in line and helps students quickly identify which files they need to reach for. These plastic dividers are more durable than their paper counterparts and should last the whole school year.

Artnaturals Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Gel

Stock up while it's in stock. You can never have too much sanitizer on hand, especially if your child is headed into the classroom.

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