The Must-Have School Supplies for 2021

This school year, set your kids up for success by equipping them with the right tools. In lieu of visiting your local stores and stocking up your cart with all the paper, pens and booklets they can fit, invest in pieces that you know will last and have added benefits too. No need to do any researching yourself — we’ve rounded up 14 of the must-have school supplies that your kids need for 2021.

1. Cosmos Binder Ring Flash Cards, Amazon

Keeping flash cards organized is not easy. The order of them can get mixed around, or students can easily misplace them too. With these binder ring alternatives, students are set up for success. They can order their flash cards how they’d like to, flip through them with ease and store them neatly in their backpacks when they need to.

2. FLUESTON LCD Writing Tablet, Amazon

Perfect for those who have pre-schoolers at home, this tablet has plenty of space for little ones to practice their spelling, writing and drawing. It lets kids’ imaginations and creativity run wild, allowing for a greater learning experience on-the-go or at home.

3. iEGrow USB Touch LED Desk Lamp, Amazon

If you’re looking for a new lamp for your kid’s room that is just as stylish as it is purposeful, look no further than the iEGrow Desk Lamp. This multi-purpose item functions as a lamp, pencil holder and power supply. When it’s not being used, it spruces up any space with its plant-like appearance.

4. Do-Overs Erasable Highlighters, ooly


Highlighters are a back-to-school essential, but erasable highlighters are even better. If it wasn’t clear enough from its name, erasable highlighters allow you to do things over if you make a mistake highlighting the wrong paragraph in a textbook or keyword on a test.

5. 2022 Mood Tracker Planner, Amazon

This may look like a typical planner, but we assure you that it’s not. With this agenda, students can keep track of their academic commitments as well as their stresses. They can jot down what they need to do on a weekly or monthly basis, and journal on their free time to keep their mental health in check.

6. Kindle Kids Edition, Amazon

If you’re looking for new ways to encourage your kids to pick up a book and read, the Kindle (Kids Edition) is a great go-to. With an entire library of books to choose from, they’ll find a novel that interests them right from home. It’s free of distracting apps, and even has its own built in dictionary and parental controls.

7. Ocean Lovers Variety Set – Beeswax Wrap, Nature Bee Beeswax Wraps

Take your kid’s lunch to the next level by substituting plastic baggies with these decorative beeswax alternatives. With a variety of patterns and colors to choose from, your little one can select the one that they like best — who knows, it may even excite them to eat their whole lunch. They’re made of 100% beeswax, jojoba oil, pine resin and cotton, and can be reused for up to a year.

8. SpecStick Glasses Wax for Slipping Glasses, Amazon

If your child wears glasses and has been complaining about them falling down, this SpecStick Glasses Wax may be the solution that you’ve been searching for. This beeswax-based product can be applied on both sides of the nose to keep kids’ glasses in place.

9. S’well Stainless Steel Water Bottle, Amazon


Quit buying cases of plastic water bottles each year and invest in a S’well stainless steel drinking vessel instead. All of their products are reusable and double-wall insulated, keeping drinks cold and condensation-free. Say goodbye to water bottles getting homework wet for good.

10. 12-Sided Fidget Cube, Amazon

Great for those who suffer from anxiety or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), this 12-sided fidget cube comes with multiple triggers for your child to play with when they need a release of energy. They can keep it on their desks at home or bring it with them to school if they’re allowed to.

11. PackIt Freezable Lunch Bag, Amazon

The PackIt Freezable Lunch Bag is the solution every parent has been looking for to keep food fresh and cool. Just place the lunch bag in the freezer the night prior to your child going to school and you’re good to go.

12. Livescribe Symphony Smartpen, Amazon

Talk about mutli-purposeful — this smartpen captures everything you hear, write and draw on Livescribe paper and transfers it directly onto your electronic devices. Students can record audio simultaneously as they write with the Livescribe+ app, allowing them to add voice to their lecture or class notes. With a variety of other cool technological features, it makes learning and note-taking a breeze.

13. Rocketbook Erasable Reusable Wirebound Notebook, Amazon

Save the trees and stop your frivolous spending on new notebooks each year. Stylish and sustainable, the Rocketbook is a totally reusable notebook that allows students to save their work digitally after each use. After a full day of note-taking, students can scan the QR code on the inside pages and upload their work onto their electronic devices. Once uploaded, students can wipe away their work and use the pages all over again.

14. Crayola Hand Sanitizer Gel, Lowes



Clean hands have never looked so cute. These hand sanitizer gels are perfect for keeping your kids’ hands clean at all hours of the day and can be clipped onto their backpacks when they’re not being used. Their crayon-like design will excite your kids to use them too.

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