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Back to School Essentials for Mums

Starting the school year off on the right foot requires you to have some supplies at home. I know, you’re thinking, “Really…. I need more school supplies?” Yes, you do. All of these back to school essentials to have at home are important to have because it puts in place a routine and expectations for your children to follow. This is where the foundation of an education begins, at home.

Make sure you're as organised as your kids are at the beginning of the year with these back to school essentials for mums and the home.

Back to School Essentials to have at Home

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This unit helps keep all of your kids school supplies in one spot. Even though it is compact, there is lots of cubby space to use with this unit. You can even get the wall unit and expand the space even more. These two pieces of furniture would work well within a center that is also near to your Child’s Desk (it comes in a few different finishes too). This gives your kids a place to keep up on their studies without misplacing their work or supplies. It also keeps everything in one place!


You can use this magnetic calendar for younger kiddos. There are sections for the days of the week, weather, activities, seasons, moods, and more. It is a great way to introduce your student to a calendar. I would recommend this calendar for kids ages preschool through 2nd grade.

Make your own No Sew Pencil case for keeping the school supplies in.


Older kids will get more use out of this calendar. You can hang it on the wall and fill in daily calendar appointments and keep track of activities. Use this calendar to help kids manage their time better and keep track of their schedule.


If you are in need of a place to store all of those pencils, paints, paper, and supplies, this 12 drawer organizer is the perfect solution.


I like to give my kids one of these tablets when they are beginning to learn how to write letters. It gives them a place to practice as well as examples on how the letters should be written.


Keep track of important notes, lists, and whatever else you need to write down or remember with this cork and white board combo. This one is nice because it doesn’t take up too much wall space. Don’t forget to pick up a pack of push pins and dry erase markers.


Depending on the age of your children, there are certain flash cards you should keep on hand at home. This will give your kids the practice they need to learn. For preschool and kingergarten aged kids, I like to use this set of Eric Carle Flashcards. There is so much included in this set of flashcards including reward stickers. Multiplication Flash Cards are also a great one to have on hand.


Pencils are a must have in our house. They always go missing so quickly! Keep them in stock with this huge supply of No. 2 pencils.


Keep all of those pencils sharpened with this pencil sharpener. Makes sharpening pencils a breeze.

Help ease your preschoolers fears on starting school with this book list of favourites that you can read together and prepare them to start.

Are you children starting school for the first time – are they a little bit nervous? Check out our Starting School Books that you can read together and help ease your child into the new school year


Placing an ABC border on the wall will help young children learn their letters. It is also great reference to use when they need help remembering how to write a certain letter.


Keep all of those milestones, drawings, report cards and more safe in this keepsake book. Lovely way to keep these precious mementoes and memories safe.

Why not get creative and make some of our your own Back to School Essentials like these fantastic back to school upcycles from Baby Budgeting.

Discover how we set up our Homework Station to make sure that throughout the year we complete the required homework.
Make sure you're as organised as your kids are at the beginning of the year with these back to school essentials for mums and the home.
Make sure you're as organised as your kids are at the beginning of the year with these back to school essentials for mums and the home.
Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.


  1. Oh, I love the cubby boxes… and the calendar… and the cork board…. umm yeah… All of this just appeals to me. Great ideas to stock up for going back to school.

  2. I might have to invest in an electric pencil sharpener as I feel like I spend my life sharpening pencils!!

  3. Great list, love the kids calendar to help them be organised!

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