|As Summer winds down it’s time to start collection up all the gear my kids will need to head back to school.|
This year my youngest son will be at nursery school a couple days a
week. Because he won’t need to carry a lunch he will only need a
backpack that will hold the crafts he makes and possibly a change of
On weekends it can also double as a bag he can bring to grandmas and somewhere he can store his stuff when we are traveling.
We have found 8 backpacks that are perfect for a little one who is starting school.
- CBHstudio backpack($35)
– the littlepackrats backpack is not only full of personality but it is
the perfect size for young kids. It has a hanging loop that is handy
for preschool cubbies and it is Made in the USA from durable easy-care
- Angel Street Kids Backpack($27)
– This deluxe school-sized backpack that is large enough to fit a full
size three ring binder and it is adorned with molded bug zipper pulls.
It features four large pockets, adjustable straps, and breathable
specialty fabric under straps for quality and comfort.
- Dwell Transportation Backpack
($46) – This functional backpack is the perfect size for books and a
snack or anything else for school or play. Plus it comes in 4 cute
- The Skip*Hop Zoo Pack($20)
is the little kid backpack where “fun meets function!” Whimsical
details and durable materials make this the perfect on-the-go pack for
- dabbawalla back pack($40)
– These adorable backpacks are the perfect size for taking to
pre-school, on daily excursions and overnight outings. It features
cushioned, flexible straps that adjust from the inside, sturdy grip
handle on top, outside back pocket, three inside mesh pockets
- Littlelife animal daysack
– The Animal Daysack adds a touch of fun to any day out. It holds a
surprising amount of stuff and the removable safety rein gives crucial
parental control when you’re out and about. The Animal Daysack also
has a weatherproof hood that stows away in a top pocket.
- Olive kids($30)
– Olive kids’ adorable themed backpack’s roomy interior and zippered
pockets are perfect for little ones to carry around their books, art
supplies, toys, snacks and more! Their packs are specially sized for
preschoolers (ages 3+), and feature adjustable padded shoulder straps
and two simple zipper closures.
- Crocodile Creek Backpack($27)
-This line of sturdy backpacks are just the right size for children
aged 3-8. Great for school, camp, or travel. Backpacks are 11.5″W X
School Aged Kids
Now that my oldest son is in grade 1 he will need a backpack that is
easy to carry, but will hold his lunch, home reading, school papers and
homework. Because this backpack is going to need to last for a few
years it should be more mature and also should be able to grow with him
as gets older.
Below, I’ve found 6 packs that are both practical and easy to carry.
- Osprey Jet Daypack($30)
– This functional daypack incorporates Osprey’s famous technical
design and quality into an everyday pack that bridges the gap between
hauling school books and after-school play.
- Pottery Barn Mackenzie Backpacks ($34,
$50 & $58) – This functional and fashionable backpack comes in 3
sizes, pre-school, small and large for kids over 4′ tall. It is rugged,
water-resistant 600-denier polyester and it holds 1 full size binder or
laptop, 2 large books, 2 medium notebooks. The Mackenzie comes in 13
patterns for girls and 6 patterns for boys.
- Coleman KIDS Backpack
($20)- Designed specifically for a child’s frame this practical pack
features 2 pockets for generous storage, 1 main pocket, external side
pocket, Water bottle pockets and reflective tape on the shoulder straps
for safety (17inch shoulder straps).
- Kelty Grommet($32)
– The Grommet is known for comfort on the backs of kids everywhere.
This go-anywhere pack carries a standard notebook, has an organizer and
mesh water bottle pockets. Ideal for ages 5-10. ($32)
- DAKINE Scooler Pack
– ($25) This backpack conveniently comes with a removable insulated
lunch box, ID label, mesh side pockets and it has reflective details so
you child can be seen at night.
- Littlelife Adventurer Daysack
($25)- The 2011 version of the Adventurer Kids Daysack is aimed at
slightly older children and will hold everything they need for school,
a sleepover or a day in the park. Its spacious main compartment with
circular zipped entry provides a good level of storage with quick and
easy access. Reflective panels increase visibility when it starts
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