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!
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
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
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.
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
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.
This lightweight, collapsible bag is perfect for storing stuffed animals, lost and found items, toys and more.
Adorable prints, check. See-through window, check. Unlimited possibilities for storage in the classroom, double check!
8. Letter trays
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
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
Indestructible pencil, marker, or scissors holders.
Hanging artwork just got easier with this binder clipboard.
12. Chair pad
These could be used as seat spots to help kids stay in their place at circle time or during small group reading.
These colorful trays could hold pushpins, paper clips, binder clips, etc. on your desk.
14. Sturdy tote
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
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
Helpful for little ones at the sink, drinking fountain, or pencil sharpener.
17. Storage cart
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
Another great container for library books, playground equipment, or stuffed animals.
19. Rubber basket
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.
Another great contraption for displaying artwork. And it’s an octopus. So cute!
21. Desk organizer
This would look super polished on your desk or on your storage shelves.
22. Wooden crate
We love to organize books using these! Each crate could hold a different genre or level.
23. Wall clock
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
Pencils, pens, crayons, markers, scissors, paper clips, glue sticks, and so on, and so on, and so on!
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).
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
Super comfortable, just-the-right-size chair for little kids.
28. Wooden dollhouse
Classic wooden design for an old-fashioned favorite free-play activity.
Well, if you have a cool dollhouse, you have to furnish it with cool IKEA furniture!
30. Play kitchen
Another favorite area for the little ones to role-play.
Perfect for pretend shopping trips and meal prep.
32. Cash register
Fun for playing store, but you could also use them for number recognition and simple addition and subtraction.
33. Pod chair
This darling little egg is perfect when one of your students needs a little break or wants to have some quiet time.
Timeless learning tool and toy.
35. 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
This one’s perfect for all the little circus performers in your class.
37. USB Charger
Because devices need to be charged!
38. Wireless Charger
If your phone is compatible, use this!
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