IKEA is at once inspiring, affordable, and exhausting! But seriously, we love to trek through that big beautiful warehouse, checking out all the clever, space-saving products. IKEA is the perfect source whether you’re looking to get your classroom organized or just jazz up your decor. Check out these awesome classroom supplies for back to school!

1. Teacher bag on wheels

Women in all green outfit holding a black rolling bag

Exactly what you’ve been looking for! The perfect solution for that back-breaking teacher bag. This sturdy nylon bag measures 13×9 ½x26 ¾”, has a fold-down velcro top, and, best of all, comes with its own set of wheels.

2. Rolling bin

white organization bin with lid on rolling wheels

Surely there are a dozen uses for this sturdy plastic box with casters and a lid in your classroom. We’ll get you started. Think sports equipment, lunch bags, library books, etc.

3. Tablet stand

white stand for a tablet with charger

With the proliferation of tablets in the classroom over the past year, these tablet stands will come in mighty handy. And at just $2.99 each, there’s probably room in your classroom budget for a whole collection.

4. Mini storage chest

Birchwood storage chest with six drawers

Constructed of birch plywood, this mini storage chest (16 ½x7x12 5/8 ) would be the perfect receptacle for art supplies such as paper, markers, glue, and scissors.

5. Book baskets

square woven basket with a sunburst patter on the side

Woven from water hyacinth and seagrass, these sturdy baskets are perfect for your book nook or to organize different book group materials. Comfy handles make it easy to pull out from shelves and lift and carry.

6. Toy basket with lid

Black and white striped soft organization bin with yellow top

This lightweight, collapsible bag is perfect for storing stuffed animals, lost and found items, toys and more.

7. Storage cubes

Three storage cubes in grey, yellow, and blue

Adorable prints, check. See-through window, check. Unlimited possibilities for storage in the classroom, double check!

8. Letter trays

Black letter organization trays on a desk

The perfectly stylish way to keep papers straight. Use them on your desk for important docs or on a classroom bookshelf for turn-in baskets.

9. Utility cart

White utility cart on wheels

We are loving the utility cart! There are so many amazing ways to use them in the classroom. Not sure how we’ve lived without them.

10. Utensil holder

silver metal Utensil Holders stacked up

Indestructible pencil, marker, or scissors holders.

11. Memo board with clips

metal wire frame memo board with binder clips attached

Hanging artwork just got easier with this binder clipboard.

12. Chair pad

Turquoise chair pad

These could be used as seat spots to help kids stay in their place at circle time or during small group reading.

13. Rubber ice cube trays

silicone ice trays in bright green squares and hot pink heart shapes

These colorful trays could hold pushpins, paper clips, binder clips, etc. on your desk.

14. Sturdy tote

Tote bag in black and white pattern

This bag could be used to carry library books or to store LEGO or building blocks, or you could use it as your teacher bag. Plus internal pockets! Check out our other favorite teacher totes.

15. Colorful rug

Colorful rug with square and rectangle colored tiles

We love this rug as one of our IKEA classroom supplies. Perfect for circle time! Plus, check out our favorite rugs on Amazon!

16. Step stool

Bright blue and green step stools in stacks

Helpful for little ones at the sink, drinking fountain, or pencil sharpener.

17. Storage cart

white 3-tiered storage cart with wheels on one side

For teachers who travel between classrooms, such as literacy teachers, speech therapists, and others, this cart is perfect for transporting your materials, and at about 40 inches high, your back will thank you.

18. Laundry bag

Grey and white standing laundry bag

Another great container for library books, playground equipment, or stuffed animals.

19. Rubber basket

Blue rubber basket at Ikea

Love the sturdy rubber construction of this container. You could store guided reading book sets or professional books, or even put potted plants in them.

20. Hanging dryer with 16 clips

hangable clothes dryer with eight arms protruding from a center column

Another great contraption for displaying artwork. And it’s an octopus. So cute!

21. Desk organizer

White desk organizer with compartments

This would look super polished on your desk or on your storage shelves.

22. Wooden crate

Wooden crate storage at Ikea

We love to organize books using these! Each crate could hold a different genre or level.

23. Wall clock

6 white plastic clocks displayed on a white wall

I don’t know about you, but I need more than one clock in my classroom. Nothing worse than having to turn around to check the time during read aloud. And this one is inexpensive enough to afford as many as you’d like!

24. Galvanized pots

silver and gold galvanized pots displayed on a rack for 99 cents

Pencils, pens, crayons, markers, scissors, paper clips, glue sticks, and so on, and so on, and so on!

25. Plastic low chair

White plastic low chair next to plants

Great for your reading corner or as a teacher seat while teaching small groups (for those of us with creaky hips or knees, who hate sitting flat on the floor).

26. Bookrack

Wooden book storage rack

Classic look, plenty of storage. Use it for special read alouds or focus books for a unit. Want other bookshelf options? Look no further!

27. Kid armchair

Comfy kid's wooden arm chair with green cushion

Super comfortable, just-the-right-size chair for little kids.

28. Wooden dollhouse

Wooden doll playhouse Ikea

Classic wooden design for an old-fashioned favorite free-play activity.

29. Dollhouse furniture

plastic dollhouse furniture in front of a colorful backdrop

Well, if you have a cool dollhouse, you have to furnish it with cool IKEA furniture!

30. Play kitchen

Children's wooden play kitchen

Another favorite area for the little ones to role-play.

31. Groceries

Felt grocery basket filled with felt food items for children

Perfect for pretend shopping trips and meal prep.

32. Cash register

Children's play cash register toy

Fun for playing store, but you could also use them for number recognition and simple addition and subtraction.

33. Pod chair

White kid's pod chair

This darling little egg is perfect when one of your students needs a little break or wants to have some quiet time.

34. Abacus

Abacus colored bead learning toy

Timeless learning tool and toy.

35. Pop-up cube

Children's pop up cube

This portable cube can be used inside or outside. Your kids can use it during free time or quiet reading time.

36. Pop-up tent

Children's carnival pop up tent

This one’s perfect for all the little circus performers in your class.

37. USB Charger

desktop USB charger on a desk with a phone connected to it

Because devices need to be charged!

38. Wireless Charger


If your phone is compatible, use this!

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