In less than two short weeks my little girl will be climbing into the school bus for the very first time and heading off to kindergarten! I’m still trying to wrap my head around this. Where did those five years go? I’m not sure I’m ready for this. But I think she is! Just this morning as I was getting her ready for daycare she was telling me how she didn’t want to go because daycare was boring. I reminded her that in a couple of weeks she will be heading to school and won’t be bored anymore. She loved that idea.
Despite me not being emotionally ready to send my little girl off to school for the first time there is one thing I am excited about – back to school (or in this case starting school) shopping! As a kid I loved school and couldn’t wait until we were able to go shopping for our school supplies. There is just something special about shiny new things that make even a pencil seem exciting. And one thing that hasn’t changed since I was a kid, many, many years ago, is that Crayola was and still is the brand of choice for both parents and kids.
Whether you are looking for classic back to school essentials like construction paper and glue or want to add a little fun with things like scented markers and fun marker stamps, Crayola has you covered. With a five year old in the house we can never have too many coloring and craft supplies so our craft drawers are full of Crayola goodies.
When it comes to quality you just can’t beat Crayola. Believe me I have bought my fair share of dollar store supplies and in the end it’s just not worth it. You can literally feel the difference between cheap crayons, markers, etc and Crayola brand supplies. The Crayola products go on easier, are brighter and more vibrant. They last longer and the washable products really are washable. And since they are affordable it just doesn’t make sense to spend money on cheaper products that are just a disappointment.
I also love the fun and innovate products like these twistable crayons and coloured pencils. No sharpeners required and the colours are awesome!
And how fun are scented markers? My daughter’s favourite thing to do with these is to draw a picture of whatever it is that each marker smells like. I have to tell you, at five years old, she is a better artist then I ever will be. And I love having fun, quality products around to keep my little artist inspired.
Are you ready for back to school? Or maybe you’re like me and are sending your little one off for the first time. Regardless if you are new to this or a seasoned pro I think we all take advantage of every little thing that helps. I’m sure you all have your school supply list that your teachers gave you but in case you need some help Crayola has a couple of really helpful printable school supply check lists. What I actually use these lists for is to fill back packs full of supplies to donate to kids in our community who could use a helping hand. There is a list for Grade 1-3 and one for Grade 4-8. And if you happen to be a teacher Crayola has an amazing online community just for you.
Back to School Giveaway
To help you with your back to school shopping Crayola has an awesome Back To School Prize pack for one of my luck readers! The prize pack is valued at $50 and includes:
- 24 ct crayons
- 24 mini twistables fun effect
- Ultra-Clean Broad Line Markers, 10 ct Tropical
- Power Lines Scented Markers
- Ultra-Clean Stamper Markers
- Coloured Pencils, 24 ct
- 24 Washable Watercolour Paints
- Glue Sticks
- Blunt Tip Metal Scissors
- Construction Paper Pad, 120 ct
- 5 Paint Brushes
The giveaway is open to Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) age 18 and over. You can enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!