After memorable vacations and fun sunny days, it might be hard for little ones to come back to school, especially if they still have virtual classes. Therefore, creating an inspiring desk area with fun elements is crucial to make the process easier. That's why we've gathered ten essential back-to-school items that will make the kids' desk area (or even returning to school in-person) more exciting in the new year.
1. A whimsical backpack
Suppose your children are returning to in-person learning after months. In that case, a fun backpack can make them instantly happier when it's time to get in the car and see the teacher and classmates again.
Some on Etsy are fun for kids and aesthetically pleasing for parents who love interiors. You can even put them on display in the desk area for a pop of color and personal touch.
Kids' backpack by Comuny Silvestre
2. Positive pencils
If your kid is more shy or even afraid to go to school for the first time, these cheerful pencils will remind them of how powerful they are! Even if mama or papa is not there to cheer them up, these little reminders will slowly but surely boost their confidence. Also, how cute and decor-friendly are they?
Positive pencils by HAHonline
3. Cute water bottle
You want to make sure your little one is drinking some water between one lesson and the other. That's why having a cute water bottle is essential to make kids actually want to do it. It can be one with rainbows, sea animals, or whatever brings them joy!
4. Custom eco-friendly lunch boxes
If your kid needs a lunch box to return to school, why not customize it with their name? The little details truly make a difference in showing children that they are seen and appreciated.
You can also opt for a fun lunch box with rainbows or animals. Add some yummy snacks inside, and voilà: lunch break is even more special now!
Make learning-from-home more fun with an educational poster in the kids' playroom or nursery.
Bonus tip: hang it on the kids' desk area to function as a decor piece.
Alphabet Posters by HejHanni
6.Thank you teacher gift
Teachers deserve all the appreciation in the world, especially during these challenging COVID-19 times. Show them some love by sending with your kid a 'Thank you teacher' card or even a candle.
7. Weekly calendar
Learning the days of the week can take some time, but a weekly calendar can help your minis memorize them.
Weekly calendar by Guineuoak
8. Desk divider with compartments
This IKEA desk divider with compartments is perfect for kids who need to share the room with brothers or sisters. Not only it helps concentrate, but it makes them feel like it's their personal area.
9. Natural cleansing Wash Gel for Baby & Kids
This item is not as fun and exciting as the others, but undoubtedly necessary. Protect your little one (s) of this new unchartered world with some cleansing wash gel to use between classes or lunch break. It's also a great way to teach them how to clean their hands properly!
10.Kids Artwork Display
Want to see your children proud of what they are creating at school? Add an artwork display in their desk area to showcase their beautiful and intelligent art pieces and encourage them to do more.
Kids Artwork Display by DownrightCreative
When we least expect it, summer days will be gone. However, hopefully, with this list, you can make the most of this new back-to-school season.
Happy back to school!
Morning Blue Play Mat by The Singing Ant
Our Play Mats are perfect to put in the desk area and create a designated space to learn. You can also use it for teaching games and create an atmosphere that is fun and appropriate to educational activities.
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