I feel like summer has just started, and yet we are less than a month from the start of the new school year. Last year I waited too long for my back-to-school shopping and was annoyed with the picked over selection.
So tonight I asked my rising third grader to tell me what is cool for back to school.
His response: >>blank stare<<
I followed up: Anything special you want for school this year?
His response: >>grunt<<
While he might not care about pencil cases, trinkets, and notebooks like I did as an elementary-aged girl, he certainly DOES care about fashion and humor. While his list for back to school might be short – he does have a few “wish list” items that are easy to satisfy. Here’s my list of the top five school supplies for boys.
Soccer Themed Supplies
My guy loves soccer more than anything (heck, probably more than me right now). It is a true obsession. This adorable little soccer pencil case is something that he can use for several years.
We are on year 4 of this Under Armour Hustle II backpack, and I am certain we will get several more years out of it. I love that it is big enough to fit ALL of the huge projects, books, and more he comes home with, while providing cushioning for his little shoulders and support for his back.
The trend in our area are the little keychains you can get from blind bags. the boys each have a few dangling from the zipper pulls on their bags.
Kawaii Poop Sharpener
Under Armour T-Shirts
In our school, the boys wear the big logo Under Armour tees and sweatshirts every.single.day. Have an elementary-aged boy? Save some money and invest in just 5 colors of this shirt this school year and let your son rotate them through the school week. This is basically what we end up doing, and it saves us from buying lots of clothes he won’t wear.
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