By Jo Lenton
Jo is a lifestyle and travel enthusiast. As the mother of three young boys she is fearless when it comes to road trips, tents, cabins, cafe's and international adventure. From packing the essentials to planning the perfect kid friendly itinerary, Jo runs a tight ship and is on board to share her knowledge and experience with us here at The Beetle Shack.
Super cool key-ring to identify school bag
Cooler bag (most ugly ‘Transformers’ bag to be exact)
Lunch box (yep, ugly...)
School uniform (summer/winter)
Spare socks, underwear and shorts to pack (just in case)
Wide brimmed School Hat (without neck strings to avoid being unintentionally choked)
Umbrella or rain coat
Paint shirt (do people still use daddy's old business shirt?)
Coloured pencils, textas, highlighters, crayons
Workbooks (cover with this and label with this)
Glue, scissors, erasers, ruler, enclosed pencil sharpener
Wipes (how cool are these!)
I should mention that I don’t actually have to buy a lot of the ‘stationary’ as our school provides it for Kindergarten, but I have included it anyway to make the list more useful for coming years. I also saw a few other lists that included ‘hand sanitiser’ but we never use it.
Ok all of you seasoned school mums, what have I forgotten? And how many pairs of socks do I actually need?