Elementary School Supply Lists for All Grade Levels #BacktoSchool

Elementary School Supply Lists for All Grade Levels #BacktoSchool #BacktoSchoolSupplies via ProductReviewMom.com
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While on my road trip, I made sure to visit different stores and see what they had to offer since I love to shop.

During my browsing, I noticed a lot of Back to School signs and it donned on me, "Summer vacation for my daughters is coming to an end and I need to start getting ready for Back to School Shopping!"

People are more than excited to return their kids to school, but I actually wish my daughters had a lot more time to enjoy Summer and the reason for this is because when they start back to school I pretty much do too since I'm dealing with homework, waking up early each day, preparing lunch each day, and dealing with the dreaded fundraisers that their school seems to have every single month!

Now I have to look forward to as of right now is buying school clothes and school supplies.  Below I've added a list of supplies needed for Elementary School students from grade level K-5.  (This list is from Georgia School System but list could be similar for other states.)

Kindergarten School Supply List

  • 1 Large, Easy-to-Open Book Bag
  • 1 Bath-Sized Towel for Quiet Time
  • 1 Box of Colored Markers (Classic Colors)
  • 1 Spiral Notebook
  • 1 Composition Notebook
  • 1 Box of Tissues
  • 2 Containers of Baby Wipes
  • 1 Box of 5 oz. Dixie Cups
  • 1 Box of Crayola Crayons (No more than 24 Count)
  • 2-4 oz. Bottle of White Elmer's Glue
  • 1 Box Ziploc Bags (Boys- gallon size, girls- quart size)
  • 1 Package #2 Pencils
  • 6 Pocket Folders (yellow, red, green, blue, orange, and purple) with brads
  • 2 Glue Sticks
  • 2 Reams of White Copy Paper
  • 1 Package Dry Erase Markers 

First Grade School Supply List

  • One Large, Easy-to-Open Book Bag
  • One 1-inch, 3-Ring Binder
  • 36 (or more) #2 Pencils
  • One Box of 10 Colored Markers (Classic Colors)
  • One Pair Student-Sized Scissors
  • 24 Count Crayola Crayons
  • Three Spiral Notebooks (No Designs- solid colors only, wire bound- No perforated pages)
  • One Large Box of Kleenex
  • One School Supply Box, approx. 9" x 6" x 3"
  • Two Packages of Baby Wipes (refills packages are preferred)
  • Three Folders with Prongs and Two Pockets (one solid red, one solid yellow, and one solid blue)
  • Two Bottles of Elmer's Glue (4 ounce bottles)
  • Two Packs of Glue Sticks
  • Two Boxes of Ziploc Bags (boys = gallon size, girls = quart size)
  • 3 Reams of White Copy Paper
  • One Box of Band-Aids (Plain Only)
  • 3 Composition Notebooks (wide-ruled)
  • Dry Erase Marker

 Second Grade School Supply List

  • 1 Highlighter
  • 4 Plastic Pocket Folders with Brads (red, yellow, blue, green)
  • 2 Spiral Wide-Ruled Notebooks (approx. 70 pages)
  • 4 Composition Notebooks
  • 1 Large 3 Hole Zippered Pencil Pouch for Folder
  • 1 Pencil Box for Desk
  • 1 Box of Crayola Crayons (24 Count)
  • 1 Box of Crayola Markers
  • 1 Box of Colored Pencils (12-24 Count)
  • 2-4oz. Bottles of Glue
  • 8 or more Glue Sticks
  • 1 Pair of Fiskars Scissors
  • 48 #2 Pencils (pre-sharpened)
  • 2 Boxes of Tissues
  • 1 Box of Wet Wipes
  • 1 Box Ziploc Bags (boys- gallon size, girls- quart size)
  • 3 Reams of White Copy Paper
  • 1 Pump Bottle of Hand Sanitizer
  • 1 Package Dry Erase Markers

Third Grade School Supply List


  • 4 Pk Jumbo Glue Sticks
  • 2 Packs Wide Ruled Notebook Paper
  • 3 Black & White Composition Notebook
  • 3 Boxes #2 Pencils (24 Pack)
  • 2 Packages Dry Erase Markers 
  • 1 Box of Colored Pencils 
  • 1 Box of Crayons (12 Count or Less)
  • Scissors (pointed tip)
  • 3 Spiral Notebooks, Single Subject (70 Pages)
  • 1 Large Zippered Pencil Case (no boxes)
  • 2 Large Boxes of Tissues
  • 2 Highlighters (yellow)
  • 1 Box Unscented Baby Wipes
  • 1-1 1/2 inch 3 Ring Binder
  • 1 Package of Clorox Wipes
  • 3 Reams of White Copy Paper
  • 1 Box Ziploc Bags (girls- quart size, boys- gallon size)
  • 6- Pocket Folders with Brads (red, yellow, blue, green- solid colors)
  • Boys- Papers Towels
  • Girls- Baby Wipes

Fourth Grade School Supply List

  • 1 Small Pair of Scissors
  • 2 Large Boxes of Tissues
  • 1- 11/2"- inch Binder
  • 1 Pack of Subject Dividers w/Pockets
  • 2- Four Pack "Low Odor" Dry Erase Markers
  • 2 Spiral Notebooks (single subject, wide rule)
  • 2 Composition Notebooks
  • 2 Packs of Notebook Paper (wide rule)
  • 3 Reams of White Copy Paper (8 1/2 in. x 11 in.)
  • 2 Boxes of #2 Pencils- Sharpened
  • 1 Ink Pen- blue or black- No Red
  • 2 Highlighters- any color
  • 2 Packs of 6 Glue Sticks
  • 1 Box Colored Pencils (12 Count)
  • 1 Box Crayons (24 Count)
  • 1 Box of Gallon Size Zipper Bags (girls)
  • 1 Box of Quart Size Zipper Bags (boys)
  • 1 Zippered Pouch Pencil Bag- No Pencil Boxes
  • 5 Folders with Pockets and Brads
  • 1 Bottle of Hand Sanitizer (girls)
  • 1 Container of Baby Wipes (boys)
  • 1- Eight Pack of Coloring Markers- No Permanent Marker

Fifth Grade School Supply List

  • 3 Folders with Pockets and Brads
  • 3 Reams of White Copy Paper
  • Zippered Pencil Pouch
  • 6 Composition Books
  • 1 Pack of Multiple Glue Sticks
  • 1 Pack of Dry Erase Markers
  • 3 Packs of Loose Leaf Notebook Filler Paper
  • Pencils
  • 1 Box of Colored Pencils
  • Highlighter(s)
  • 2 Large Boxes of Tissues
  • 1 Standard Size (8 1/2 in. x 11 in.) Yellow Legal Pad
  • Baby Wipes
  • Scissors

Amazon is your one-stop-shop for all of your school supply needs!  All you have to do is type in the school supplies you need and have it shipped straight to your doorstep. 

If you're in Georgia, you can take advantage of tax breaks during the Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday.  Shoppers will not have to pay state or local sales tax on items like school supplies, clothing, shoes, software, and computers.  This holiday begins on Aug 1-2.

Check out this website for more states that participates in the tax holiday.

If you're in Metro Atlanta, come join the girls and I at the opening of Famous Footwear Grand Opening Event in Suwanee, GA.  Get some great deals on shoes for your kids for back to school.

How do you prefer to buy your children's school supplies in-store or online?

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  1. I've started seeing back to school stuff in the last week and I swear it was just June a second ago...!

    1. I know right Skye! Time is flying way too fast!

  2. This is a great resource for parents of youngsters. If I were a kid, I would hate seeing all of the back to school stuff in the stores already though. :)

    1. My daughters hate seeing them now. They don't want to go back to school yet. They are still enjoying their summer vacation.

  3. YIKES! The back to school posts and displays are popping up everywhere. It is currently 99 degrees in the shade, and stores already have fall clothes out. I know that I need to do it, but I simply can't begin to focus on school shopping just yet. I think that we will enjoy 2 more weeks of vacation first, and maybe, just maybe I can begin to think about the fall.

    1. I know right Jeanae? I hate that school starts back in the summer when it is still blazing hot outside. My daughters goes to school with their summer clothes on until the middle of September.

  4. This is awesome and I am sure so many people will find this helpful. In our town our PTA does the awesomest thing. We give them a check and they purchase all the supplies that the kids need in bulk. I don't have to worry about a thing :)

    1. I wish our PTA did that here Robin because it'll save me a headache from doing it.

  5. Thanks so much for posting this! I really needed the 3rd grade one and they wsit forever to post them here ugh

  6. I'm getting the jitters hearing about and seeing all the Back to School signs! I'm not ready for 4th grade homework. I have learned to just get it done and the best store in our neck of the woods is HEB. Not much choices.. but hey.. it gets it done.

    1. I'm not ready for 3rd grade homework! I went to HEB while in San Antonio and I really liked that store!

  7. If i bring this up to my kids.. they will go crazy.. summer ujst began and there is allot of back to school talk already..

  8. I'm so not ready. This is a great list.

  9. I remember when I went to Kindergarten and got school supplies. It was such a fun time shopping for them with the little list they provided. Now that I homeschool, my kids I still get that pleasure, but with my own list. A lot of our stores around here have bins set up with lists already printed out for each school distract because they vary so much.

    1. The stores around where I stay has a list for each school district too.

  10. Those are long and comprehensive lists - great job! Makes me feel grateful for being a home educator and pretty much reducing, reusing and recycling it all. Of course, I am happy that you have a tax break... that has to be a big blessing!

    1. Buying supplies for both of my daughters is very expensive! It's great you're a home educator and able to reuse your supplies.

  11. Seriously, I feel like summer just started and already there are back-to-school signs everywhere. I don't have to purchase materials for a school-age child, but my Mom goes on overdrive mode for my nephew. I like dipping into her stash for tape and glue.

    1. I know right Yona! Summer actually did just start if you think about it.

  12. My daughter's school doesn't require us to buy school supplies. It was funny because I was sooo excited to buy school supplies and was sad that we didn't need to. LOL. They do send out a wishlist when school starts (crayolas, sanitizer, kleenex, etc.) and I buy them a ton of that stuff to help out.

    1. It's optional for both of my daughter's school but if I don't get the supplies it'll come out of the teacher's pockets and they don't get paid enough as it is.

  13. This is going to be so helpful to parents. This was a great idea. Wish you had middle and high school up here. I'm not ready for my kids to go back. Time flies by entirely too fast.

    1. Since I don't have middle or high school students I don't know what school supplies are needed. You'll have to check with their schools.

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