Back To School Checklist For All Age Groups

The holiday season is drawing to an end and it’s time to go back to school. Our children are taller and many of their writing materials, backpacks and more need a change.

In the mist of wrapping up the holidays and resettling to our everyday routine, several important item may be forgotten when shopping for our children’s going back to school.

In this post, we have created a practical checklist to help you remember the essential items every child, young adult or adult going back to school will require.

Say bye to the stress filled days after the holidays! We’ve even gone the extra mile to make checklist charts you can pin for later use here…

Checklist for Kindergarten to Primary School

Primary school is the equivalent of elementary or grade school in the US. We don’t want to send our children off to school only to find out they still need so many basic school materials.

Below, is a list of materials your kids in kindergarten, elementary, primary or grade 1 to 5 will need.

  • Pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Erasers
  • Pencil holder
  • Crayons
  • Coloured pencils
  • Washable markers for the younger ones and markers for the little older ones
  • Writing pen
  • Writing pads or jotters
  • Highlighters
  • Glue sticks
  • Ruler
  • Subject dividers
  • Blunt-tipped scissors
  • Plastic folders/folders
  • Notebooks
  • Tissue papers
  • Index cards
  • Backpack
  • Lunchbox or lunch bag
  • Water bottle
  • Calculator
  • Mathematical set
  • Personal organizer/calendar
  • Sandals
  • Sneakers etc.

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Back To School Checklist for Pupils from Kindergarten to Primary School

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Checklist for Secondary School

This is the equivalent of middle to high school in the US. At this stage, you might be sending your wards off to a boarding school or have them on a day plan.

For both your children boarding and the day students, here are essential materials you want to keep in mind when shopping for them.

  • Pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Erasers
  • Pencil holder
  • Crayons
  • Coloured pencils
  • Washable markers for the younger ones and markers for the little older ones
  • Writing pen
  • Writing pads or jotters
  • Highlighters
  • Glue sticks
  • Ruler
  • Subject dividers
  • Graph paper
  • Subject dividers
  • Scissors
  • Plastic folders/folders
  • Notebooks
  • Tissue papers
  • Index cards
  • Backpack
  • Messenger bag
  • Lunchbox or lunch bag
  • Calculator
  • Mathematical set
  • Personal organizer/calendar
  • Tablets
  • Tablet pouch
  • Sandals
  • Sneakers
  • Bathing Soap
  • Tooth brush
  • Pillows etc.

Trusted brands for these are MyImani, Mitimeth, Bellafricana, African Things, Siod Leather, The Potters Signature etc.

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Back To School Checklist for Pupils from Secondary School (Middle to High School)

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Checklist For University Students and Other Tertiary Institution

Your children are young adults at this age, but you still love to play your role as their loving Mommy and Daddy. We absolutely understand you 😉

So we’ve drawn up a list of the basic educational and personal essentials your awesome wards will require on campus. Oh, or are they going from home, you’ll find some of this items quite useful too.

  • Pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Erasers
  • Pencil holder
  • Crayons
  • Coloured pencils
  • Washable markers for the younger ones and markers for the little older ones
  • Writing pen
  • Writing pads or jotters
  • Highlighters
  • Glue sticks
  • Ruler
  • Subject dividers
  • Graph paper
  • Subject dividers
  • Scissors
  • Plastic folders
  • Notebooks
  • Tissue papers
  • Index cards
  • Backpack
  • Lunchbox or lunch bag
  • Calculator
  • Folders
  • Personal organizer/calendar
  • Tablets/Laptop
  • Tablet pouch/Laptop Bag
  • Headphones
  • Ear piece (earplugs)
  • Sandals
  • Sneakers
  • Bathing Soap
  • Tooth brush
  • Pillows
  • Mattress
  • Bed spread
  • Pillow
  • Pillowcases
  • Blankets/Duvet
  • Full-length mirror (Standing Mirror)
  • Buildable racks and shelving
  • Foldable wardrobe
  • Shoe rack
  • Waste Basket
  • Lamp stand
  • Standing Fan (if allowed)
  • Extension box
  • Alarm clock
  • Towels
  • Slippers, flip-flops or shower shoes
  • Toiletries
  • Hangers
  • Duct tape
  • Power bank
  • Batteries
  • Mini fridge (if allowed)
  • Microwave (if allowed)
  • Utensils
  • Travel mug
  • Zip-lock bags etc.

Trusted brands for these are Ty Tys Design, Ethnik by Tunde Owolabi, MyImani, Mitimeth, Bellafricana, African Things, Siod Leather, The Potters Signature etc.

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Back To School Academic Checklist For University or College Students

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We hope you have found our back to school checklist informational and useful. Did we leave out something essential? Please write it in the comment box below, for us all to learn.

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