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Back to School With Crayola With A Giveaway (CAN 09/04) - Outside The Box

Back to School With Crayola With A Giveaway (CAN 09/04)

Back to School With Crayola With A Giveaway (CAN 09/04)

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.

crayola markers

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.

crayola twistables

I also love the fun and innovate products like these twistable crayons and coloured pencils. No sharpeners required and the colours are awesome!

scented markers

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!


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This article has 82 comments

  1. Have hooks by the door. One for jackets that the kids can put away and another for their backpack. It makes it easier for the kids to grab their own stuff before heading out the door

  2. My tip is to get your kids to help you come up with a list for healthy school lunchs. I find they are more likely to eat them if they help with the menu.

  3. My tip is try to get the kids on a sleeping  schedule  1 week before  school starts

  4. My tip is to get as much prepared the night before as possible. So things run smoother in the morning.

  5. Try to get everything done the night before makes for an easier morning

  6. Great idea.

  7. Walmart has great sales!

  8. shop with a list so you dont over spend

  9. start buying in mid aug

  10. Use a big wall calendar and put on the fridge to keep track of important dates and field trips.

  11. My best tip is to start shopping in early August.  I have always found the best sales on school supplies then. 

  12. My best back to school tip is to make lunches at night to make mornings run more smoothly.

  13. Start getting back into a routine before school starts!

  14. My tip is to start transitioning them back to the school routine a few weeks before school starts 

  15. My best tip is to get your kids back on a school schedule starting a couple of weeks before the actual start date!

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  16. We use a checklist for the first few months to help them get back into the swing of the morning and afterschool routine.

  17. I get all my back to school lists together and make one big list of what the kids need. That way in the store I have only one paper and everything is organized. I know exactly what I need and I don't overspend. 

  18. Get everything ready the night before, especially clothes. 

  19. Make lunches and have everything ready for the morning , leaves more time for breakfast and showers etc 🙂 thanks for the chance 🙂

  20. Get everything done before the last minute as it helps minimize stress! (Suzi)

  21. Get as much ready as you can the night before and give kids age appropriate tasks to complete too. 
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  22. Start going back to bed early a week or two before school starts.

  23. My tip is to get into routine at least one week before school starts. Prepare clothes and lunch the night before!

  24. Make a list of everything needed for the new school year to make shopping easier.

  25. Have everything done the night before and get all forms for school sent in right away.

  26. Try to buy all the supplies they're going to need as early as possible.

  27. Get the children to eastablish a routine a couples weeks before school start.

  28. Don't leave back to school shopping until the last minute. The malls will be busy and it will just add more stress to everyone.

  29. My tip is to get the children to pack their own lunches from healthy choices you give them.  Chances are better that they will eat it if they pack the food they want to eat.

  30. My best back to school tip is to prep lunch the night before so your mornings are not as rushed.

  31. My best top is to get bedtime routines back on track a couple weeks before school begins. A good sleep helps children to focus better in school. 

  32. My tip is to get as much done the night before as you can and have a family meeting each Sunday evening so everyone knows who has what going on in the coming week and there are no last minute surprises.


  33. Get the kids going to bed earlier a week before school starts.

  34. do your back to school shopping way before the last week of summer, and set a sleep schedule at least a week before school starts

  35. start your kids on the regular bedtime routine in August so they will be ready 

  36. Stephanie LaPlante
    Sunday 23 August 2015, 1:03 pm

    My tip is plan lunches the night before so you don't have to rush in the morning.

  37. get the kids involed that way they will be excited to go back

  38. Gather everything the night before and make lunches so that the early morning rush isn't more painful then it needs to be!

  39. I do as much as I can the night before so that the mornings are easier.

  40. Make lunches the night before for an easier and quicker morning

  41. Don't leave getting ready until the last minute. 

  42. Start picking things up at the beginning or throughout August and buy most of everything on sale.

  43. Bedtime routines should start the week before 

  44. Start getting into a routine a week before school starts.

  45. My tip is to lay out clothing and have lunches made the night before.  It will really save time in the morning!

  46. Have recesses,lunches etc planned out and prepared the night before!

  47. Set the breakfast table the night before. Most important meal of the day!

  48. go through that backpack before dinner if possible!

  49. Start setting up a back to school routine 2-3 weeks before school starts. They'll get used to going to bed and rising at a scheduled time.

  50. Pack lunches the night before.

  51. Getting lots of sleep the night before is my best tip!
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  52. Tip: prepare lunch the night before and you'll have it ready to pack in the morning.

  53. For a little one just starting Kindergarten, always pack extra clothes that stay at school. They’re going to be so busy and excited about things in the classroom, that they might have an accident. My oldest daughter just turned 10 and she’ll be starting grade 5(!!) and my youngest daughter starts Junior Kindergarten this year. Both are excited for the new year! 

  54. My best back to school tip is to study your notes the night you take them and for a few nights afterwards so they sink in. It saves a lot of work later on. 

  55. get the kids involved – planning, shopping, &/or preparing. they're more likely to eat what they take if they are involved. thanks

  56. Label everything! 🙂

  57. Shop back to school sales.. they are really worth it and can make you save a lot

  58. Plan lunches & outfits ahead, keep a schedule!

  59. Have fun and enjoy the process

  60. get kids back into a routine before the year starts, have things organized the night before.

  61. My best back to school tip is to go slow! Ease back into the routine starting in August. Don't wait until the first day to start waking up earlier and getting dressed and ready for the day first thing.

  62. Ashleigh Swerdfeger
    Friday 28 August 2015, 2:21 pm

    Get organized before school starts

  63. After a long,laid back summer,to help get back into school mode bedtimes go back by 10 minutes a night and I call them if they are not up by 7:15

  64. We start getting up earlier as well as getting into our morning routine. This way the kids are a little prepared for the earlier time !

  65. be organized

  66. My tip is to have everything prepared the day before: lunch and school supplies prepared, clothes picked out, bathed, etc. 

  67. Try to get back on a regular sleep schedule in advance!

  68. Pack lunches the night before!

  69. Shop over mulitple trips!

  70. Marina Mikhaylova
    Monday 31 August 2015, 8:30 am

    My son is going to JK for the first time this year. I don't have any tips yet, but I suggest to plan ahead clothes and school lunches for a week.

  71. Have everything ready the night before, those 10-15 minutes can save you the morning rush!

  72. have snacks packed the night before school

  73. I don't have one… this is our first year of preschool! I'm a newbie.

  74. Try to stick to a budget and buy supplies that are affordable and of good quality. It doesn't have to be the most expensive thing.

  75. get lots of sleep a week or so before school starts

  76. Get back into routine the week before school starts ! 

  77. Plan everything in advance and follow the schedule!
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  78. Start your morning routine early so when the first day comes it's not a shock! 

  79. prep as much as you can the night before, ask the teachers for their email address for easy communication 🙂

  80. I always start bedtime early a week before school and always do as much as I can the night before.

  81. wait until school before you shop for supplies

  82. have the champagne chilling for the moment when the kids finally leave the house…

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