Happy School Year!

Happy school year!  It’s that time when mom and dad get a bit of their time back and the kids go off to get their learn on.  It is also time to buy all those school supplies.  Each year I swear I am going to order everything on line rather than fight the crowds in stores.  After the package we got in the mail – next year is the year!

Please note this post is sponsored by Amazon.  They sent me this fun box for free, but all opinions are my own.

Happy School Year box from Amazon

Amazon Happy School Year

When Amazon reached out and asked if I would like to try their Happy School Year package you know my kids and I were like YES PLEASE sign us up.  I mean who says no to free stuff?  BUT not just random free stuff, there was so much helpful stuff in this package that we would buy anyway!

School supplies like pens, pouches and journal.

School Supplies Pens and Pencils

The only person that loves school supplies more than me is my daughter.  I should buy stock in mechanical pencils.  I’m thinking I might keep that adorable pencil pouch for me.  Shhh don’t tell.

Mom Pro Tip: Kids can customize their own DIY Notebooks!

First day of school back pack.

New Year, New Backpack

I actually make my kids alternate years that they get new backpacks.  These suckers last and a new one every school year is a waste.  This was my daughter’s year to use her previous backpack.  This teal blue backpack from Amazon saved the day and has made it to school every day so far this year.

Mom Pro Tip: Upgrade any backpack with these easy DIY Shrink Plastic Backpack Charms.

S'well water bottle

Stay Hydrated

Fun fact: tweens love S’well water bottles.  They might even be a bit of a status symbol among her peers.  I’m thankful to not have to keep up with the 700 different plastic straws that are a part of most children’s water bottles.  Needless to say when a brand spanking new blue fade to yellow bottle arrived in the Happy School Year Box we were thrilled.  

Mom Pro Tip: Get kids in the back to school spirit with a Pencil Tree.

Amazon Kindle Fire

Happy Mail

So no, an Amazon Fire was not on our shopping list but they have come in so handy!  My daughter can listen to books on Audible and I get to keep my lap top because now she has a tablet.

Mom Pro Tip: Don’t forget to make your DIY Back to School Photo Props!

Amazon toys and games for back to school.

Fun and Games

Headphones are often times on school supply lists and when they are not parent’s often want a pair so they do not have to hear said books (and games) on the Amazon Fire.  Oh and as luck would have it, my son is OBSESSED with games at the moment.  This STEAM oriented puzzle game is as fun for me to play as it is for him!

Mom Pro Tip: All work and no play make kids dull boys and girls.  Check out even more games in my STEAM Gift Guide.

Girl headed to school with backpack

Have a Happy School Year

Hope you guys have a great school year!  Missing something for your supply list?  Check out Amazon’s Happy School Year shop for everything on your list.

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