As kids get older, outfitting them with everything they need to learn becomes increasingly expensive - over an average $100 per student. It also becomes increasingly complicated.
Checklists To Make School Supply Shopping Easy
We created four school supply checklists: kindergarten, grades 1 -3, grades 4 - 6, middle school, and high school.
Each checklist item links to a recommended product on Amazon.com. We picked the best items for the best price, based on ratings, experience, and value.
For example, at $10 per 3-pack, the top-rated everyday pens aren't a great value for kids who will likely lose them. Instead get the 32-pack of BIC Soft Feel pens for $8.99; besides being cheap, they're also highly-rated.
At the bottom of each list is a link to a printable PDF of the checklist, along with a link to an Amazon Wishlist with all the items on that list. (We don't collect affiliate fees from Amazon or any of the manufacturers.)
Click here to view our picks for back-to-school gear like water bottles, alarm clocks, and backpacks.