Kindergarten supplies

We look forward to learning how first-grade student supplies differ than those of kindergarten kiddos.


Kindergarteners use “beginner” pencils that are a bit larger and easier to hold.  Sam’s Club sells the Dixon Ticonderoga Beginners Wood Pencils.

Unit Cost 58¢ when purchased by the 12-box.

Pencil Erasers

Kindergarteners quickly wear out the erasers on the end of their pencils.  Providing the old-fashioned handheld pink erasers is less expensive alternative to constantly providing new pencils.

Unit cost 20¢ when purchased in a 100-pack.

Glue Sticks

The purple, washable glue sticks is the preferred glue in kindergarten classrooms.

Unit cost 25¢ when purchased in a 60-pack.


Large size crayons work best for kindergarteners.  Since students store their crayons in pencil pouches, there is no need to pay extra for boxed crayons.  Sam’s Club sells a 400/box of Crayola crayons in a class pack.  We have a volunteer who packages the eight colors in inexpensive packs for distribution.

Unit cost $1.11 for 8-color bundle

Pencil Pouches

These pencil pouches are a teacher favorite both for their durability and low cost.  We’ve only found them on Amazon.

Unit cost 35¢ when purchased in a 72-pack.

Expo Black Dry Erase Markers

These black, chisel tip, low odor dry erase markers are for students to use in conjunction with the dry erase pockets.

Unit cost 24¢ at Walmart in a 36-count box

Mini Dry Erase Erasers

These little erasers are the perfect size for little hands. Using paper towels creates a mess as the dry erase ink goes everywhere.

Unit cost 24¢ when purchased in a 48-pack.

Dry Erase pockets

Teachers are convinced kids learn more with these dry erase pockets.  These pockets not only save on paper but they allow the children to practice, erase, practice, erase, practice – and all the while not creating a hole in the paper.  Walmart Pen + Gear Reusable Dry Erase Pockets are excellent quality.

Unit cost 91¢ when purchased in a 12-pack.

Zip Lock Bags

Gallon-size zip lock bags are used for storage of headphones and many other classroom items.  The slider bags are better for little fingers.

Primary Journals

Here the teachers have a single preference.  The Mead Grade K-2 Classroom Primary Journal Story Tablet is the best for kindergarteners.  Nothing else will do!  Parents often purchase less expensive tablets at the start of the school year and the teachers say children learn to write better with these Mead tablets.

Unit cost $3.15 for a carton of 12

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