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How to Make Back to School Basket

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Back to school season is upon us! There is just something about this time of year that I love. Between the weather getting cooler, back to school shopping and getting back into a routine.  The kids still had school throughout the summer but after Labor Day they head into their new classrooms for the year and with that comes the butterflies.

This year I decided that I wanted to put something together to give the kids the night before their first day to ease some of the nerves and make it fun. I got the idea to put together a Back to School Basket with some things to get them excited. Below I’m sharing some of the goodies in our Back to School Basket and how to put one together.


How to Make a Back to School Basket

Back to school basket

I collected  a bunch of little things throughout the summer that I thought the kids would enjoy.

Pajamas I found these at Old Navy for $10 each!!!!

old navy unisex pajamas

Books – Some of my favorites for the Back to School baskets are shown and linked below.

The Kissing Hand

The Kissing Hand

If you Take a Mouse to School

If you take a mouse to school back to school basket

Our Class is Family

Our class is family back to school basket


Water bottles – I like these personalized ones stainless steel ones.

kids personalized water bottle



Hand sanitizer

back to school basket


For more tips to make back to school a breeze check out

Boys Back to School Outfits

Back to school outfits boys

Girls Back To School Outfits

Back to school outfits girls

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  • Reply
    August 12, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    This is the CUTEST idea!!!! I need to put one of these together for the twins!

    You are such an inspiration!

    Happy day friend!

  • Reply
    August 16, 2021 at 8:38 am

    This is such a cute idea! I wonder if I should have made a teacher version to motivate me going back today 🤣

  • Reply
    Michelle Latinovich
    August 16, 2021 at 11:37 am

    Very cute idea for kids going back to school! So many wonderful gift ideas to include in the basket! Thanks!

  • Reply
    Carrie Pankratz
    August 16, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    What a great idea! I especially love the personalized water bottles.

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