6 Throwback School Supplies That Will Give You All the Feels

Millions of parents are getting ready to send their 5-year-olds to kindergarten. It’s a new and exciting transition that makes us nostalgic about our first day of school and our elementary-school years. Do you remember the smell of Mr. Sketch markers? How about the Lisa Frank scratch-and-sniff stickers we decorated our folders with? If you’re reminiscing about all the school supplies you used to love while getting ready to put your kid on the school bus for the first time, we’re here to help ease your transition. We put together a school-supplies list that will remind you of the days when having a new Trapper Keeper was all you wanted out of life.

Stuffed Animal Backpacks

There is nothing practical about these backpacks, yet so many of us had one (or two). Good news: Your kid will love it!

"Star Wars" Tin Lunch Box

Tin lunch boxes for the win! There are so many more high-tech lunch boxes out there, but the tin ones are classics — and you can never go wrong with “Star Wars.” We love how it’s finally cool for girls to show their allegiance to the force too! Any kid can rock this lunch box.

Pop-Up Pencil Case

So many buttons. So many features. We loved how we could spend hours organizing and reorganizing our pencil case.


Gelly Roll Pens

These pens not only come in fun colors, but they are also really comfortable to use. That’s why kids never stopped loving them.

Lisa Frank Stickers and Trapper Keepers

Hugging penguins, jumping dolphins, dancing tropical fruit and, of course, so many unicorns in bright, neon colors. Introduce your child to the crazy world of Lisa Frank and have her decorate her own Trapper Keeper (also a classic) however she likes.

Mr. Sketch Scented Markers

Vibrant colors, fun to use and all the smells. Remember how you would color with scented markers and then run to your parents or teacher and say, “Smell it! Smell it!” Now your kids can do the same!

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