When I was growing up, I loved to shop for school supplies! I remember picking out my Trapper Keeper (I’m sad that you can’t buy those cool colorful Trapper Keepers they had in the 80s and 90s), my folders, and all the other things on my list.
When my kids started school, I was shocked at how expensive it was to get everything my kids needed for school. We have had quite a few years where money has been tight and back-to-school shopping has blown or nearly blown our budget. There are many families who don’t have the money to buy the supplies there kids need. These kids go to school without supplies and studies show that kids who don’t have supplies don’t perform as well in school as those with supplies.
This year, I will thrilled to have the opportunity to provide a backpack for a child in our community. I partnered with Aldi to make sure the child getting the backpack had all the supplies she needed for school. I also raided my school supplies and rewards shelves (the stash I’ve put together while raising my kids and during our time homeschooling) for some fun items to make back-to-school even better!
I was amazed at how many different back to school items I found at Aldi. I found a great backpack that was well made for only $8.99. I also found Crayola Art Kits!
The Crayola Art Kits for 4-6 grades include crayons, markers, colored pencils, and a sketch pad. The Crayola Art Kits for grades K through 3 include crayons, ultra-clean washable markers, colored pencils, water colors and a glue stick. What an easy way to get your kids craft supplies!
I also found a variety of Bic writing utensils including Bic #2 Extra Fun Pencils. They’re brightly colored (don’t worry, they write like regular #2 pencils) which makes writing and doing homework way more fun!!!
I added some folders, glue, stickers for decorating the folders, a primary journal, book covers, highlighters, Disney Fairies tissues, and a pack of Vera Bradley pencils. This little girl will be going back to school in style!
You don’t have to spend a fortune to make a difference in the life of someone less fortunate!