They say that time flies when you’re having fun. Near is the day when your kids will get back to school. Our shopping lists will save you lots of worry: here is everything your children might need.

Supplies List for Kindergarten

  • Colored pencils (at least 12 shades, 3 packs)
  • Wax crayons (at least 12 shades, 2 packs)
  • Pencil box (1)
  • Water-based markers (at least 12 shades, 2 packs)
  • No. 2 pencils (10)
  • Pencil sharpener (2)
  • Large eraser (old-fashioned pink erasers are the best, buy 2 of them)
  • Glue sticks (4)
  • Blunt ended scissors (1)
  • Watercolor paints (at least 16 shades, 2 packs)
  • Drawing paper (at least 50 sheets)
  • Assorted construction paper (4 packs)
  • Plastic folders (5)
  • Tissues (3 boxes)
  • Lunchbox or bag (1)
  • Backpack (1)

kindergarten supplies list

Supplies List for Lower Elementary School (Grades 1-3)

  • No. 2 pencils (10)
  • Colored pencils (at least 16 shades, 3 packs)
  • Pencil sharpener (2)
  • Pencil box (1)
  • Large eraser (old-fashioned pink erasers are the best, buy 3 of them)
  • Wax crayons (at least 16 shades, 2 packs)
  • Watercolor paints (at least 16 shades, 2 packs)
  • Drawing paper (at least 50 sheets)
  • Assorted construction paper (4 packs)
  • Water-based markers (at least 16 shades, 2 packs)
  • Ballpoint pens (10)
  • Glue sticks (4)
  • Ruler (buy one with both imperial and metric calibrations, 1)
  • Blunt ended scissors (1)
  • Plastic folders (10)
  • Index cards (1 pack)
  • Tissues (3 boxes)
  • Box for storing items (8″ long by 5″ wide by 2″ inches deep, 1 )
  • Lunchbox or bag (1)
  • Backpack (1)
  • Spiral bound or composition notebooks and loose-leaf wide-ruled notebook paper (the trickiest item on the list: it is better to consult your teacher before buying)

1-3 grades supplies list

Supplies List for Lower Elementary School (Grades 4-5)

  • No. 2 pencils (15)
  • Pencil sharpener (2)
  • Pencil pouch (1)
  • Large eraser (old-fashioned pink erasers are the best, buy 5 of them)
  • Water-based markers 12 shades (2 packs)
  • Highlighters (at least 8 shades, 1 pack)
  • Three-ring binder (1)
  • Three-hole-punch (1)
  • Ballpoint pens (10)
  • Glue sticks (4)
  • Bottle of white glue (four ounces, 1)
  • Scotch tape (2 rolls)
  • Stapler (1)
  • Staples (2 boxes)
  • Ruler (buy one with both imperial and metric calibrations, 1)
  • Blunt ended scissors (1)
  • Plastic folders (15)
  • Index cards (2 packs)
  • Subject dividers (10 part, 2 packs)
  • Book socks (at least 10)
  • Personal organizer or calendar (1)
  • Tissues (3 boxes)
  • Calculator (consult your teacher whether calculators are allowed in your school, 1)
  • Lunchbox or bag (1)
  • Backpack (1)
  • Spiral bound or composition notebooks and loose-leaf wide-ruled notebook paper (the trickiest item on the list: it is better to consult your teacher before buying).

4-5 grades supplies list

When choosing stationery it is recommended that you stick to streamlined models that are not very expensive. Pencils with feathers and sharpeners that light up as you use them are likely to distract your kids from studying; what’s more, as often as not they simply don’t work. Do not forget to check with teachers for any special requests: all too often schools are picky about paper and notebooks.