Are you getting ready to send the kids back to school and scrambling to make sure they have all of the school supplies they’ll need? Remembering everything that your children will need for the first day is never easy, especially when they’re all in different grades.

To help make sure your kids are geared up and ready to go for class, we’ve put together several helpful buying guides for students in every grade! We’re here to help make sure those pencils are sharpened and their backpacks are full for the first day.

Table of Contents

College School Supplies

Whether you’re a parent still shopping for your kid in college, or you’re a student that’s shopping for themselves, we’ve got everything you’ll need to fill your kid’s backpack.

Technology

Paper

  • College ruled notebook paper
  • Graph Paper
  • Printer Paper
  • Photo Paper

Writing Utensils

  • Pencils
  • Pens (Multiple Colors)
  • Highlighters
  • Whiteout

Study Aides

  • Note Cards
  • Post-It Notes
  • Book Tabs
  • Headphones
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Ear Plugs

Organization

  • Backpack
  • Laptop Case
  • Folders
  • Notebooks
  • Binders
  • Manilla Envelopes
  • Filing Folder Organizer
  • File Cabinet
  • Agenda / Planner
  • Dry-Erase Board / Cork-Board

Miscellaneous

  • Pencil Case
  • Paper Clips
  • Scissors
  • Duct Tape
  • Stapler
  • Hole Puncher
  • Pencil Sharpener

High School Supply List

Shopping for kids in high school is a little bit easier than shopping for a college student. While the classes may be just as serious, there are often many materials provided by the teachers and in the classes.  While you may need a few specialty items from student to student, the checklist below should work for just about any 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grader.

Technology

Paper

  • College ruled notebook paper
  • Graph Paper

Writing Utensils

  • #2 Pencils
  • Pens (Multiple Colors)
  • Highlighters
  • Whiteout
  • Erasers

Study Aides

  • Note Cards
  • Post-It Notes
  • Book Tabs

Organization

  • Backpack
  • Pencil Case
  • Folders
  • Notebooks
  • Dividers
  • Binders
  • Filing Folder Organizer
  • Locker Organizer
  • Agenda / Planner

Miscellaneous

  • Lunch Bag
  • 12″ Ruler
  • Book Covers
  • Paper Clips

Middle School Supply Lists

Students in junior high have very different needs depending on the grade that they’re in. We’ve put together an individual school supply list for 6th graders, 7th graders and 8th graders just to cover all the bases.

8th Grade School Supplies List

Technology

  • Graphing Calculator
  • Flash Drive

Paper

  • College ruled notebook paper
  • Graph Paper
  • Construction Paper

Writing Utensils

  • #2 Pencils
  • Pens (Multiple Colors)
  • Highlighters
  • Whiteout
  • Erasers

Study Aides

  • Note Cards
  • Post-It Notes
  • Book Tabs

Organization

  • Backpack
  • Pencil Case
  • Folders
  • Dividers
  • Notebooks
  • Binders
  • Agenda / Planner

Miscellaneous

  • Lunch Bag
  • 12″ Ruler
  • Book Covers
  • Paper Clips
  • Graph Paper
  • Protractor
  • Glue / Glue Stick

7th grade school supplies list

Technology

  • Flash Drive

Paper

  • College ruled notebook paper
  • Graph Paper
  • Construction Paper
  • Composition Book

Writing Utensils

  • #2 Pencils
  • Pens (Multiple Colors)
  • Crayons
  • Colored Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Whiteout
  • Erasers

Study Aides

  • Note Cards

Organization

  • Backpack
  • Pencil Case
  • Folders
  • Notebooks
  • Binders
  • Agenda / Planner
  • Dividers

Miscellaneous

  • Lunch Bag
  • 12″ Ruler
  • Book Covers
  • Paper Clips
  • Tissues
  • Protractor
  • Glue / Glue Stick

6th grade school supplies list

Paper

  • College ruled notebook paper
  • Construction Paper
  • Composition Book

Writing Utensils

  • #2 Pencils
  • Pens (Multiple Colors)
  • Crayons
  • Colored Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Erasers

Study Aides

  • Notecards
  • Post-It Notes

Organization

  • Backpack
  • Pencil Case
  • Notebooks
  • Binders
  • Agenda / Planner
  • Dividers

Miscellaneous

  • Lunch Bag
  • 12″ Ruler
  • Book Covers
  • Paper Clips
  • Calculator
  • Tissues
  • Protractor
  • Glue / Glue Stick

Elementary School Supply List

Shopping for elementary-aged kids is often-times less time-intensive than (and less expensive!) shopping for older kids. There are still a few important things you can’t forget before sending your little ones off for the first day of class.

3rd Grade – 5th Grade School Supplies List

Paper

  • College ruled notebook paper
  • Construction Paper
  • Graph Paper

Writing Utensils

  • #2 Pencils
  • Pens (Multiple Colors)
  • Crayons
  • Washable Markers
  • Colored Pencils
  • Erasers

Organization

  • Backpack
  • Pencil Case
  • Binders
  • Dividers
  • Agenda / Planner

Miscellaneous

  • Lunch Bag
  • 12″ Ruler
  • Book Covers
  • Paper Clips
  • Tissues
  • Protractor
  • Glue / Glue Stick

2nd Grade & Below Supply Lists

Paper

  • College ruled notebook paper
  • Construction Paper
  • Graph Paper

Writing Utensils

  • #2 Pencils
  • Pens (Multiple Colors)
  • Crayons
  • Washable Markers
  • Colored Pencils
  • Erasers

Organization

  • Backpack
  • Pencil Case
  • Binders
  • Dividers
  • Agenda / Planner

Miscellaneous

  • Lunch Bag
  • 12″ Ruler
  • Book Covers
  • Paper Clips
  • Tissues
  • Protractor
  • Glue / Glue Stick

Buying Back To School Supplies

You can save yourself time and headache with your back to school supply search by shopping at OfficeCrave.com. We carry hundreds of thousands of products so you’re sure to find what you need for your students – no matter what grade they’re in! Our customer service team is standing by to help with any questions you may have, so just let us know if there’s anything that we can help you find.