Kid-Tested Toy & Product Review

Back to School Products

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Products that put the "cool" in school.
Many kids will tell you the best part of going back to school is shopping for new supplies! These kid-tested and parent-approved backpacks and supplies will help your child have a functional and fashionable start to their school year.


spidey

Spider-Man Backpack
$24.95; DisneyStore.com

Let your little hero swing into action with this cool Spider-Man backpack. The design features a full-sized, hard-padded Spidey mask and plenty of room inside for all the latest crime-fighting accessories. And it’s as comfortable as a form-fitted suit.



sharpie

Sharpie Clear View Tank
$8; Staples.com

Highlight with precision and ease with these highlighters, featuring a see-through tip.




glueElmer’s Disappearing Purple Glue
$1.49; Staples.com

Now you see it, now you don’t. Take gluing to a whole new level with Elmer’s disappearing purple glue, perfect for art projects and more.



petePete the Cat Backpack
$22; KidsPreferred.com

Featuring the iconic Pete with his distinctive eyes, expressing his laid-back attitude, this colorful backpack is perfect for super cool kids. It features a large, durable zipper pull for little hands, two outside pockets for drinks and supplies, and one inside pocket with mesh that provides quick and easy access to important items and makes it easy to organize medium-sized items and supplies. The adjustable, padded straps offer maximum comfort and support for kids.




pens

Scribble Stuff Scented Gel Pens
$14.99; Amazon.com

30ct pack of themed gel pens: blooming florals, citrus harvest, and sea breeze. Includes all three scents: 10 rose scented, 10 citrus lemon scented and 10 coconut scented gel pens. Comfort grips and large clips for easy attachment to notepads, shirts or more.



eagle creek

No Matter What Classic Backpack
$69; EagleCreek.com

Timeless style combined with a sleek, more squared look creates an edgy take on a classic silhouette with built-in outdoor design sensibility, proven Bi-Tech waterproof fabric, legendary durability and enviable functionality. The best of classic styling with convenience, and durability, setting a new standard for everyday backpacks.





kidz

Kidz Gear Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Headphones
$29.99; GearForKidz.com

Delivering a high-quality audio experience for children, the Kidz Gear Bluetooth Stereo Headphones support Bluetooth version 4.0, as well as the Bluetooth Profiles:  A2DP, AVRCP, HF and HS.  Available in blue and pink, the headphones also include a patented removable omnidirectional Boom Microphone, ideal for children’s foreign language studies, audio/verbal test-taking at school and at home gaming and online chatting.  


yoobi

Document Organizer - Yoobi Awesome
$12.99; Yoobi.com

Yoobi brings you an organizer like you've never seen before. Pockets on pockets and compartments on compartments, you'll find yourself wanting to print more papers just so you can keep them in your adorable Yoobi awesome organizer. It even includes a handle so you can grab it and go.



penny

Penny Scallan Large Navy Star Backpack
$69.95; PennyScallan.com

100% cotton canvas with water resistant, scratchproof coating that is easy to wipe clean. Large main compartment and two zippered front pockets with a small zippered pocket on one side and drawstring pocket for drink bottle on other side.


fiskars

Fiskars Kids Scissors
$3.69; Amazon.com

Designed for kids ages 4 and up. Features an innovative safety-edge blade for high-quality cutting with a safer blade angle. Patented handle design provides a natural, comfortable fit for kids’ fingers. Accommodate right- and left-handed users.



vacay

Vacay Backpack
$40; Sector9.com

Large main compartment, front organizer pocket and internal 15 inch laptop sleeve. Stash SK8 straps and adjustable mesh shoulder straps. Brand label at front pocket with self fabric side pockets.




name

Name Bubbles
Prices Vary; NameBubbles.com

These popular labels offer oodles of style options and great staying power. These waterproof name labels are perfect for labeling school supplies, sports equipment, and items headed to daycare.



totto


Rayol Backpack
$50; us.totto.com

Colorful backpack featuring multiple pockets and organizers to keep all your supplies where they belong. Complement this backpack with matching pencil pouches, lunch bags, wallets, or waist pack.




pencil

USA Gold Premium American Cedar Pencils
$3.99; Amazon.com

24 high-quality, number 2 pencils, wooden with latex-free erasers. Pre-sharpened classic yellow pencils with premium #2 HB lead. Great for home, school or office. Made in the USA out of genuine American cedar from sustained yield forests.



pencil

FriXion Colors Erasable Marker Pens
$6.99 for 6-pack; Target.com

Students and parents alike can unleash their creativity with the new FriXion Colors erasable bold point marker pens — the newest innovation in marker pen technology. Whether writing, drawing, coloring or organizing, add a touch of creativity and style to your everyday tasks with this unique thermo-sensitive, erasable ink available in a variety of fun and fresh colors.



grillz

Large Grillz Backpack
$24.99; Just-Zipit.com

At school, around the city or on the go, this backpack is a cool and practical way to take with you everything you need. The exterior pocket unzips to reveal shiny grillz which, along with the eyes and hood, make this backpack a force to be reckoned with. It features a padded back and adjustable shoulder straps for comfort. Plenty of room for books and binders, clothes, tablet and gadgets, snacks, water bottle and more.





prismacolor

Prismacolor 48 Colored Pencils
$24.37; Amazon.com

The perfect tools for everyone this back-to-school season. Whether it’s a college student needing a bit of rest and relaxation during exams or an art student looking to take their creations to the next level, this is a must have for anyone looking to relax, unwind, and elevate their artwork.




disney

Mickey Mouse Backpack
$24.95; DisneyStore.com

Mickey Mouse makes everything more fun, and now your little one can personalize his or her own backpack featuring the many expressions of Mickey. Comfortable straps and plenty of room make it perfect for an adventurer on the go.



tape

3M Elephant Desktop Tape Dispenser
$7; Staples.com

Bring the jungle to your classroom with this elephant desktop tape dispenser.



protractor


School Uniform ClassMate Large Backpack
$49; LandsEnd.com

ClassMate Large Backpack’s kid-friendly features go beyond carrying capacity. It’s made from durable, 600-denier polyester with a water-repellent finish. The no-tip base is 1200-denier pack cloth and the padded shoulder straps are securely stitched, so this book bag can take all the dropping, dragging and tugging their school day has in store.



pencil

ZIPIT Monster Face 3-Ring Pencil Pouch
$5; Staples.com

Store your pencils, pens and more in this pouch with personality.



whales

Happy Whales Backpack
$44.99; shop.eeBoo.com

With adjustable straps and roomy main compartment, this knapsack is perfect for kids or grown-ups who are young at heart. Unique decorative embroidery of an underwater scene makes this backpack stand out in a crowd. Bonus: plenty of space for monogramming on flap.




skate

“Splatter” Kryptonics Torpedo 22.5” board
$49.99; Walmart.com

Perfect for children who have serious skateboard aspirations but are just learning how to ride. The thick, durable 9-ply maple deck is topped with a custom molded polypropylene deck, which adds high impact/flex to the board. The length of 22.5 inches is slightly shorter than standard, professional-use boards and the retro cruiser trucks are stable and able to support a higher weight and a faster speed, making this board great for the youngest novice riders and children who are a little older but have just started riding.


Published: July 2017