Whether kids like it or not, there comes a time when they have to go back to school shopping. The early bird not only gets the worm, but also her choice of what items she wants to bring on the first day of school.
Children in elementary school like to carry backpacks that have a character on them. While some classic characters like Hello Kitty and SpongeBob Squarepants have been around forever, each new school year brings a whole new group of favorites that top each child’s must have list.
For Back to School 2017, Moana backpacks and school supplies are set to become a hit among it’s fans. The movie was released in November 2016, missing the back to school mania that happens when a film is a box office hit. The film has millions of fans and is still popular with children. This fall, Moana school supplies will be on many children’s must have list.
How to Choose the Right Backpack
While finding the right character is important to children, there are other things that parents need to be more concerned about.
The first thing to consider is the size of the backpack. Preschoolers need a smaller size because they do not have much more than papers and craft projects to carry, and they are smaller in stature as well. But once kids hit elementary school, the larger 16 inch size is what is required. Folders, notebooks, binders, and lunch boxes need to fit on the inside without crushing each other.
How many extra compartments a backpack has is also important. While not a necessity when I was growing up, a mesh pocket on the side to hold a water bottle is a must have these days. Because of the focus on health, hydration and the cleanliness of school water fountains, many students carry around a water bottle all day long. It is necessary to keep the water bottle separate from school books and paperwork. The one year we forgot this element for my younger daughter, she saw many wet papers when her unclosed all the way water bottle leaked onto her schoolwork that was inside her bag.
We never made that mistake again!
A compartment to hold snacks for kids who have snack time or lunch money for the cafeteria is also another important element to consider when selecting a backpack. Ideally, a backpack should have one main compartment, one or two smaller ones in front and at least one side pocket for the water bottle. Keeping everything separate makes ife easier for your child, and nothing will get lost at the bottom of the main compartment or slip between the folders and binders.
Thick straps that are adjustable are also an important feature. If a child walks to school, you do not want it to weigh too heavily on his or her back. This can cause back and neck strain in young children that is unnecessary. If your child is complaining about her backpack being too heavy, then it is time to talk to the teacher about keeping a second set of books at home so this does not become a bigger issue in the future. Your child’s health is important to keep in mind and educator’s are there to support you in any way that they can.
Keeping all of these things in mind, here are some of the most popular choices for Disney’s Moana backpacks.
Disney Moana Backpack for Girls
Your favorite girl will be looking stylish with this colorful turquoise blue backpack that features the movie’s main character, Moana, and her pets Hei Hei and Pua. It has padded, adjustable straps that attach to this 16 inch carrier of all your child’s school supplies. The is a compartment in the front that has a zipper for small items like tissues or snack money and a larger one for bigger items. There is one mesh pocket on one side and the other side has a pocket that closes with Velcro.
Disney Moana Lunch Boxes
Choosing the right lunch box is equally as important as choosing the right backpack. Some children like to have theirs match the backpack they have chosen, and if this is your child, there are many Moana backpacks that also have matching lunch boxes as well. Lunch totes are another choice for children. These zipper at the top instead of around the perimeter of the lunch box.
Ask a child what his or her favorite part of the school day is, and invariably s/he will say lunch and recess! The two go hand in hand. Children will need to carry their lunch to school with something sturdy and fun to look at. Your child can also consider a lunch tote like the one above which as a detachable shoulder strap.
Disney Moana Thermos
Thermoses are not just for adults who take their lunch to work-they are perfect for kids as well. Parents know exactly what their child is eating. School lunches may contain additional ingredients that you do not want to feed your child, such as artificial colors, artificial flavors, partially hydrogenated fats and too much salt and sugar.
An additional benefit for having a thermos in your kid’s lunchbox is the money you will save. Not only is bringing lunch to school healthier, it will save you more than the cost of the thermos in a short period of time. That’s a value! You do not have to spend any more money on school lunches or expensive lunch meats. Thermoses can also take leftovers to school so there is no food waste from home.
More Disney Moana Back to School Supplies
There are many other school supplies that feature Moana and the other cast of characters. Here are just a few that will brighten up your child’s day.
This stationery set has everything your child needs to get right back into the school groove. Included in this kit are:
- 1 folder
- 1 spiral notebook
- 1 gel pen
- 2 pencils
- Pencil sharpener
This Moana art set has many things your budding artist needs in school. It includes all of the following in a soft padded case with zip closure and top handle:
- 10 markers
- 10 colored pencils
- 2 pencils
- 1 pen
- 1 white glue stick
- 1 pencil sharpener
- ruler with embedded alphabet stencil
- Pua shaped sticky notes
- Moana/Maui notepad
Fans of Moana have no shortage of items they can bring back to school with them every day.
Featured image from Pixabay and edited by the author in Picmonkey