Back to School with Crayola with Giveaway CAN

Having three kids home getting ready for Back to school time is not easy! As you can imagine it gets a bit hectic! Each child has different needs and tastes and each class seems to have different requirements. I have started watching the sales at my local stores and stocking up on items like paper, glue and pencils. These I personally know, all will need often throughout the year. Any parent who has had children in school know, you need supplies for both school and home. Often the kids come home with homework but forget their stuff. Crayola recently sent me a huge box of goodies that all of my kids loved. Every crayon, pencil and marker you can imagine and more!

When we opened this package, my daughters imagination took over! She wanted to start drawing and colouring everything she saw. I had to make sure to set most of it aside for school. Crayola has been a part of my life and my family’s life since I can remember. The excellent quality always makes art work more than a masterpiece! The bright , bold colours help children’s dreams turn into a reality on paper. We have been scrapbook our summer adventures and loving every minute of it!

Back to School With Crayola!

Before you know it the big yellow bus will be rumbling down the street, classroom bells will be ringing and teachers will be calling attendance! Get a jump on your kids’ back-to-school needs with artful school tools from Crayola. For more than 100 years Crayola brand products have been trusted by moms and preferred by teachers. Crayola wants to help make it easier for parents to get their children ready to head back-to-school & we want to make sure they head back with the best.

Crayola has tips & tricks to help parents get their kids ready to head back, as well as a school supplies checklists to help make shopping easier.

Tips to get your children ready for back to school 

Attitude is a large part of getting kids excited about going back to school. Children look forward to seeing their friends from school and getting back into a regular “school routine.”

Here are a few tips to help get your kids back in the habit:

• Practice getting up early about a week before school starts.

• Create excitement around organizing your kids’ homework area and purchasing new school supplies. Making back-to-school preparations special will help them transition from the carefree summer days.

• Talk to your kids about what they can expect during a typical school day. Sure it is exciting to go back to school the first day or two. But kids should also be prepared for the reality of waking up early, rushed mornings, the discipline of sitting at desks, and being responsible for getting work done.

• Prepare a list of favourite breakfast foods that are quick and easy to fix in the morning.

• Talk to your child about what kinds of healthy foods they can pick out during lunchtime and how to spend their lunch money wisely.

• Select and lay out clothes the night before school starts.

• Establish an afternoon schedule that includes snack, homework, and personal time that kids can spend in their favourite ways.


I have discovered over the years that the first few weeks after school starts are the hardest! Everyone is tired and routines are a bit difficult to get use to. The earlier you start these routines the better things will be for all. Back to school for me is bitter sweet. I love having my children home with me but the routine day to day is great.

Have you started back to school shopping? What do you need to pick up still?

If you are starting to think about the kids heading back to school, you will love this giveaway.

giveaway time

One lucky Canadian reader is going to win a fabulous Crayola prize pack valued at $50 containing the following

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, assorted


Disclosure- I received the above mentioned product for participation in this campaign. All opinions are my own


  1. shoes, pencils, pens, pencil crayons, crayons, paper, binders. thanks for the chance to win

  2. Jennifer P. says

    I still need to buy index tabs, duotangs, binders, a variety of pens (including felt markers, highlighters and dry erase markers), and labels.

  3. We are just about to begin our first year homeschooling so I am not sure what we need to purchase yet but this package of crayloa products would certainly help!

  4. Sabrina Tong says

    I need to buy everything but the backpack, our neighbour purchased one for our daughter as a going away gift to remember them by.

  5. Elva Roberts says

    Fortunately my children are adults now: however, if I won this giveaway i would give it to one of my great grands , the eldest who is starting Grade. Two..

  6. lyndac1968 says

    lunch bag, and some school supplies

  7. Stephanie LaPlante says

    Almost everything at the moment.

  8. Amy Heffernan says

    I still have everything to buy for my 6 and 16 year old!

  9. I still need to get everything on the list still!

  10. Carol Denny says


  11. Erika Letson says

    Well, I have four going back and I only have my youngest one pretty much done. The teens will be the most expensive!

  12. My daughter still needs to buy all the supplies for her children except for their backpacks which they will reuse from last year. She has 3 going to school and one to pre-school.

  13. Julie Bolduc says

    I have to buy everything except their bags

  14. Still looking for the perfect back pack and a few supplies for my daughter 🙂

  15. Sunshine H says

    I think Paint and Paint brushes, and then a variety of different kinds of markers (Sharpies, White board, broad tip, thin line). Got the duotangs today which is helping me feel better as last year we were so late looking we couldn't fine all the colours we needed.

  16. Mine have finished school so my days of back to school shopping over. However, we did enjoy going out and looking for new binders, pencils, pens, markers.

  17. I need to buy new backpacks.

  18. I have backpacks set aside, so other than that… MANY things.

  19. Glue sticks.

  20. nicolthepickle says

    We need paper and notebooks.

  21. Kimmy Ripley says

    I have only bought some clothes… need everything else. This would be amazing to win! Thanks for the chance!!

  22. I am pretty much ready to go just need to buy my youngest a pair of shoes:)

  23. mamabear6910 says

    I still need to get shoes a new lunch box. Kindergarten doesn't require anything extra.
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  24. We still need q lunch bag, shoes, clothes and a few of the school supplies

  25. backpacks and pencils

  26. Haven't even started yet.

  27. Markers and so much more tight now! i have a few things
    My recent post Staples Back to School Coupons

  28. Treen Goodwin says

    Loose leaf , ruler ,notebook and pencils .. thanks for the chance 🙂

  29. we're done (surprisingly!). thanks

  30. I still need to pick up uniforms for the eldest and all supplies for both! I am in BTS denial.

  31. binders and highlighters and pens and erasers….a long list!!

  32. Jeannie Lam says

    I still need to buy everything from clothes to school supplies and backpack!

  33. wrightbrittany says

    I haven't bought ANYTHING yet lol!
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  34. Michelle B says

    I still need to buy work books and a scrapbook.

  35. Judy Cowan says

    No kids but I have nieces & nephews and I think they still need lots of items, I don't think they have started shopping yet.

  36. Christine B says

    A new baby is on the way right around back to school time so I haven't focused much yet on back to school so I need to buy EVERYTHING for me little one going into kindergarten!

  37. andrea amy says

    I just ordered school supplies (half hour ago actually…i have 4 going to school this year: kindergarten, grade one, grade three and grade 12 so I needed everything…literally). Still need 6 pairs of shoes, and some school clothes 🙂

  38. nowyourseeingdouble says

    Notebooks and paper

  39. Juliee Fitze says

    The grandkids need everything yet.

  40. Everything! Thanks for the great contest! 🙂
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  41. wendy Hutton says

    nothing its all done

  42. SweetPanda says

    We haven't started Back to School shopping yet so basically new backpacks and stationary etc.

  43. I still need to buy everything I have not started yet.

  44. still need to buy everything except lined paper..stocked piled on that!

  45. Doris Calvert says

    No school supplies for me but my niece loves to draw and coloue and she would love this!!

  46. I have to wait for my daughter to make her emergency phone call telling me what she can't find because she leaves everything until the last minute.

  47. Florence C says

    I will be taking the grandchildren shopping for new sneakers and clothes for school.

  48. I still need to buy a lot, but am going to try to reuse as much as possible that we already have around the house… Chels is still young enough for me to get away with that 😉
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  49. I have the uniforms, just need the new backpack and just a handful of supplies (luckily my school supplies most things)

  50. butterflyamyc says

    I still need to buy just about everything. Shoes, binders, markers, etc

  51. Everything except book bag and sneakers.

  52. Everything… times three! lol

  53. I still need to do my back to school shop! Hoping to get it done soon!!!

  54. I only really have markers and coloured pencils to buy-so this would be perfect.

  55. ksceviour says

    I need to buy everything for back to school.I haven`t started yet!!

  56. Darlene Demell says

    Our kids are grown now too but we always buy for the grandchildren. So we will be buying clothes for the two of them this year.

  57. Elizabeth Matthiesen says

    I'm lucky, my children are all adults so I don't have to buy a thing 🙂 However for my grandchildren there is all sorts to be bought, I don't think that a thing has been bought so far 🙁

  58. Clothes, new backpacks, binders, water bottles and a few other odds and ends

  59. I need markers, printer paper, printer ink, a few work books, dry erase markers…oh dear, I think I still have a lot on my list yet!

  60. a new laptop

  61. Already finished for my oldest. Two more lists to go! Thanks!

  62. Extra everything in case if (well, when) something gets lost. Erasers, pencil cases, things like that.

  63. Valerie Mallette says

    I still need to buy clothes, shoes, pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks, erasers and many other things for back to school.

  64. I need pretty much everything. I have not started shopping yet.

  65. Carole Dube says

    MY grnddaughter still need everything and I still have to buy some school supplies for back to schools donation bin.

  66. Brittney House says

    We still need to get folders and paper.

  67. Jessica M Walker says

    I still have everything left to buy, other then 2 backpacks. 4 children to go back, so im a little behind.Thanks for the chance.

  68. everything? lol!

  69. kathy downey says

    We just need lunch & book bags

  70. I haven’t received the school list yet so pretty much everything needs to be purchased.

  71. still need everything 🙁

  72. Nothing–I'm well prepared!

  73. Sandra Critchley says

    I have 3 girls, grades 3, 6 and 8 so I need it all

  74. Luckily my daughter is in SK in the Catholic board and we aren't required to supply anything.

  75. I have not started back to school shopping yet….trying to avoid it.

  76. Tammy Dalley says

    pencils and crayons!

  77. Everything

  78. Angela Mitchell says

    I haven't even started back to school shopping yet. My daughter needs a new backpack and runners for starters.

  79. Everything! No shopping for me yet!

  80. We still need to get everything!

  81. bswilkins80 says

    Backpack and lunchkit!

  82. Almost everything..last minute girl here

  83. jaymie martin says

    everything still next week is back to school shop week

  84. Pencils, markers, kleenexes??? you name it!

  85. To be truthful I have not even started buying yet

  86. Monique L.S. says

    More clothes. She is growing out of them too quickly.

  87. Jennifer L. says

    I haven't bought anything yet.

  88. Kelley Moore says

    my children are going to college so I am still helping them with their school supplies so I still need to buy everything!

  89. My nephew still needs some new clothes and sneakers.

  90. Oh my lands … EVERYTHING!
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  91. Dayna Wilson says

    I don't know yet, I haven't got a supplies list.

  92. I still haven't started back-to-school shopping yet. I still need to buy crayons, glue, paper, pencils, and a new backpack & lunchbag!

  93. Tricia Hope says

    I am helping my daughter go to sleep away school(college).Really mixed feelings

  94. Erica Seaman says

    Duotangs and a campfire notebook. 🙂

  95. Lisa Neutel says

    i still need to buy everything for my kids for back to school …i usually start shopping mid August

  96. I still need to buy new clothes for school, binders, paper, writing tools, white out, backpacks and more! I need to get on it soon!

  97. still need to buy duotangs

  98. Josie Tusa says

    I still need to buy everything!

  99. i still need to buy some back to school clothes, and a pair of school shoes 🙂

  100. mommakoala says

    Everything!! I'm procrastinating.

  101. ERIN MCSWEENEY says


  102. prairiebelle says

    I have not started yet so I need everything!

  103. billiondollarprincesss says

    All of it, binders, paper!

  104. I'd still like to buy some pencil crayons & markers.

  105. We needs new shoes, jeans, backpack and school supplies like paper and binders!

  106. edmontonjb says

    I am about half way done. I've bought clothes but not shoes and I've bought all the basics (notebooks, pencils, etc.) but not the specific things the teachers request.


  107. Judy Thuy Duong says

    Almost everything!

  108. My kids are going into grades 3 & 6. I need new lunch bags for them. The old ones are in bad shape. Plus, they want different theme ones this year. Go figure!

  109. Practically everything!

  110. Everything! I haven't started shopping yet

  111. Faudra magasiner : cellulaire, vêtements, chaussures, livres scolaires, sac, crayons, stylo, cahiers, agenda, chemises, pochettes, agrafeuse, ciseau, pad, cartables,compas, calculatrice… plus, plus, plus!

  112. we just need to do some clothes and shoe shopping

  113. pens and pencils!

  114. Nothing! I'm done!!!

  115. some school supplies

  116. gym sneakers

  117. We still need to get pencil crayons & markers & a fall & winter coat.

  118. SueSueper Sue says

    Probably need to buy pencil cases, and paper for the binders.

  119. everything

  120. I just need a few more packs of crayons and some notebooks 🙂

  121. nothing we homeschool we are good although i am stocking up on markers

  122. pencil crayons

  123. I need to buy a new backpack and some binders and all kind of stuff to go in my pencil case!

  124. Backpack, lunch bag

  125. Victoria Ess says


  126. two thermos'.
    Actual school supplies are done by giving the school 25 per child. This covers everything they need in the classroom.
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  127. I need to buy all the small things. scribblers , pencils ,erasers.. etc.

  128. Lauraleigh says

    My daughter is starting highschool this year and my son is starting grade 5. I haven’t even started back-to-school shopping yet!

  129. Absolutely Everything, the start to the school year snuck up on me…. again!

  130. shoes, markers, binders and lunch bag.

  131. Marlene Unruh says

    everything for highschool and middle school

  132. Roadtrip to. Niagaraeverything we have not started shopping yet

  133. krystyl olson says

    I still have to buy EVEYTHING! I bought some lined paper at wal-mart for 10c each, but only B/C they were right at the front door.

  134. My kids still need shoes, we got backpacks and some clothes

  135. um.. everything 😉 Definitely shoes.. other clothes.. any school "supplies"
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  136. I just need to buy a backpack!

  137. jaimelynbrown says

    I still need to get outfits and shoes, and lunch stuff.
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  138. I need to buy everything – it's only August 14th! Still summer.

  139. Kate Hearn says

    Pretty much everything. My little guy is going into jk, and I have no idea what he needs

  140. We still need to buy everything. We don't do our shopping until the week before school starts.

  141. Still need buy more clothes, socks, shoes

  142. Angela Massis says

    My daughter needs a new backpack and some duotangs

  143. dawn walsh says

    nothing i got it all

  144. I need to get my daughter a new backpack and lunchkit

  145. I still need to buy new sneakers and markers, crayons etc.

  146. Amanda Neilson says

    My daughter still needs a back pack and indoor shoes! It's her first year of school and she is EXCITED!

  147. Darrah Bailey says

    I left all my clothing and shoe shopping for LAST

  148. Knittinchick says

    Since our fees cover school supplies-we just need backpack and new back to school outfit. Done in July!

  149. I still need to buy most things on my list. Just need to take off what we already have.

  150. Lisa McLain says


  151. clothes

  152. newfiechick72 says

    Pencil cases

  153. Brenda Penton says

    I need everything except notebooks and paper, lol. I am so far behind.

  154. Gluesticks and clothes
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  155. pretty much need everything

  156. KittyPride says

    Clothes and shoes, paper and pencil crayons probably be shopping for more once the kids are in class.

  157. kim keithline says

    I still have a lot to buy a backpack, notebooks, pencils, binders etc

  158. Gym shoes!

  159. Krista Embertson says

    Still needing to buy paper, and binder, pens and waiting for the book list.

  160. I need to take my nieces out to buy a new outfit

  161. I think I'm pretty much done shopping 🙂

  162. I think all we have left is a new lunchbox, but I'm probably forgetting something else!

  163. Ashley Sanche says

    Everything!!! I am a professional procrastinator!

  164. Jen Redfearn says


  165. Stephanie Galbraith says

    We still need to buy binder paper.

  166. Cheryl Reinhardt says

    Still need to get notebooks and pens

  167. Almost everything at the moment.

  168. kristine ewald says

    Everything still

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