Fun School Supplies
With school in session everywhere around the country, kids are trying to find fun school supplies. While adults may want to get generic school supplies, this can be a big disappointment for kids. For most kids, their pens, pencils, and erasers are the biggest way they can show their own personality - especially in schools that are going to uniforms and strict dress codes! Even if they started school with generic supplies, you still have a chance to make them smile with cool and unique school supplies that will get them noticed in class!
Fun School Supplies: Be Unique
When you first start looking for fun school supplies, take your child's personality into mind. If you have a child that loves flair, you may want to take this into account. As well, every child has certain things they love and consider important to them. Some kids love butterflies, while others would be happiest having dinosaurs on everything they own! The best way to show a child's unique personality in their school supplies is to pick a theme they like and revolve your child's school supplies around that theme. For example, if your child loves dinosaurs, you can easily find dinosaur themed pencils, erasers, and even pens!
Another, more practical reason you want to go with a unique theme is it allows children to keep up with their own school supplies in a room filled with 25 to 30 kids. If everyone has the same yellow number 2 pencil, it's easy for kids to lose their school supplies. On the other hand, if your child has a colorful butterfly stationary set, it is easier for them to keep up with their pencil and erasers in a full class of kids! For parents who are truly looking to surprise their kids with exciting, fun school supplies, here are some popular fun stationary styles and themes we have found that children love!
- Smiley Face
- Peace Sign
- Animal (Zoo/Farm/Safari)
Fun School Supplies: Pencils & Pens
Some kids, girls especially, love to collect fun school supplies like pens and pencils. Having a whole pencil case of writing tools makes doing school work much more fun! Pens are especially fun for girls, since they can look like just about anything. Forget about boring, plastic pens, especially when you can write with plush or feathered pens. You can even find pens that look like lollipops! When purchasing pens, however, make sure they keep to classroom rules. While kids may like colored ink, it is usually best to go with unique-looking pens that use standard blue or black ink. Most teachers prefer these colors since they are easier to read.
If your child's teacher doesn't allow them to write with pens - don't worry! There are plenty of fun pencils too, in just about every theme and style! The only thing you need to look for when it comes to pencils is the type of pencil lead. Most teachers ask students to bring number 2 pencils since most multiple choice grading systems can only read this type. It is also a dark enough color to make papers easy to read, but light enough to avoid causing issues with erasers. Most pencils will say #2 or HB somewhere on the pencil, and this is by far the most common kind - others are mostly for art students. If they do not specify, feel free to ask, since most retailers are happy to answer this question for you!
Fun School Supplies: Erasers
One of the cheapest and easiest ways fun school supplies can bring a smile to your child's face is with erasers. Since erasers are generally just colored rubber, it is easy to find them in just about every style. This is where a theme really comes in handy, since you can find erasers in just about every shape and size. One of the neatest new types of erasers becoming popular with kids are puzzle erasers. These erasers can be put together like a puzzle to make a cool object - some of these even have moveable parts! As well, erasers are very inexpensive, allowing you to give your child a variety of fun erasers for school and home.
With a bit of patience, it is easy to find the perfect school supplies for kids. What's more, you may even find that unique and fun school supplies are cheaper than you think!