Our Favorite Target Back-to-School Items Right Now

A giant parachute, colorful sticky notes, and more.

Our Favorite Target Back-To-School Items Right Now

We’ve searched the shelves to find the best Target back-to-school items for teachers, so you don’t have to! Check out our favorite picks at Target right now.

(Note: WeAreTeachers may collect a small portion of the profit from links within this article. We only showcase items we love!)

Colors of the World Markers and Crayons

Crayola colors of the world markers and crayons

We are loving these colors of the world sets from Crayola. Pick up markers, crayons, or both to make everyone feel included in your classroom.

Buy it: Colors of the World Markers, Colors of the World Crayons

Floral Planner

Big sky floral planner from Target

Nothing is more pleasing than a fresh planner. Target has so many planner options, and we’re loving this fabulous floral!


Buy it: Floral Planner

Math Tool Box

10 piece math set from Target

Pick this up for your own teacher tool kit, or recommend students have this to keep all math items in one place. The set includes a ruler, protractor, pencil, sharpener, and more!

Buy it: Math Tool Box

Colorful Giant Parachute

Giant Parachute game in box at Target

Parachutes are classic fun (and offer some fun learning opportunities, too). Pick this one up for just $10.

Buy it: Giant Parachute

Whiteboard Eraser

White magnetic board eraser

Never lose your ledge eraser with this magnetic version for under $2.

Buy it: Whiteboard Eraser

Supply Caddies

supply caddies in clear from Target

Great for centers or organizing supplies, these colorful caddies will keep your classroom together this year.

Buy it: Supply Caddy/Clear, Supply Caddy/Blue, Supply Caddy/Pink, Supply Caddy/Red, Supply Caddy/Green

Gratitude Tree

Artificial gratitude tree product from target

This tree is a fun, hands-on activity that encourages students to be mindful and express their gratitude.

Buy it: Gratitude Tree



Glove-A-Bubbles pack at Target

With this fun, new way to create bubbles, students dip the glove provided into the bubbles and wave. How fun! Try them out for $1.99. Plus, check out our article on bubble science here.

Buy it: Glove-A-Bubbles

Reusable Zip Locks

Ziptuck reusable ziplock bags

Great for classroom storage or for bringing snacks to school! The variety of sizes and cute patterns at a reasonable price will help you save money on disposable baggies.

Buy it: Reusable Zip Locks

Magnetic Storage Cup

Magnetic storage cup in white

Store easy access items like expo markers or rulers right on your whiteboard.

Buy it: Magnetic Storage Cup

Play-Doh Slime Variety Pack

Box of Play-Doh slime, variety pack of 6

Because what students don’t love slime? For under $10, this is a fun playtime activity. For more Play-Doh activities, click here.

Buy it: Play-Doh Slime

Substitute Note Pad

Substitute teacher report note pad

Get all of the information you need from a sub with this handy notepad.

Buy it: Substitute Note Pad

Mini Trophy Pack

Mini trophy 12 pack from Targer

Great for student awards or a classroom celebration! Get 12 for only $5.

Buy it: Mini Trophy Pack

Hand Washing Timer

Learning resources hand washing timer

This 20-second timer helps students learn proper handwashing and keeps your classroom clean.

Buy it: Hand Washing Timer

Recycled Notebooks

Mead we mean green notebooks

We are loving these notebooks made from 100% recycled paper with a cute design, too! Check out the Target back-to-school section for even more recycled items.

Buy it: Spiral Recycled Notebook, Composition Recycled Notebook

Sticky Dry Erase Sheets

Post-It dry erase sheets 3 pack at Target

Turn any area of your classroom into a dry erase board with these simple Post-its for $10.

Buy it: Dry Erase Sheets

Self-Laminating Sheets

No laminator? No problem. Keep your most-used papers intact.

Buy it: Self-Laminating Sheets

Spray Adhesive

Elmer's adhesive glue spray

Try spray adhesive to quickly change up bulletin boards. This product dries clear and fast to help you with all sorts of classroom projects.

Buy it: Spray Adhesive

Mini Office Kit

Perfect for a traveling teacher’s cart or to throw in your bag for supplies on the fly. This pink kit containing gold supplies is everything!

Buy it: Mini Office Kit

Bowling Set

Plastic bowling set from Target

This set can be used as a classroom game or incorporated into a lesson!

Buy it: Bowling Set

Let’s Talk Cubes

Let's talk learning resource cubes

Talk about feelings, social skills, and get to know your students with these useful cubes.

Buy it: Let’s Talk Cubes

First Aid Kit

All purpose first aid kit from Target

Just in case, have a first aid kit at the ready to grab a quick bandaid.

Buy it: First Aid Kit

Daily Inspiration Set

Daily inspirational messages in a box from Target

You deserve to be inspired too. Place these on your desk to start the day off right, or share them with your class each morning.

Buy it: Daily Inspiration Set

Bulk Glue

Bulk Elmer's glue from Target

Buying glue in bulk in so much cheaper. Instead of opting for individual bottles in the Target back-to-school section, refill old containers or try our glue sponge hack plus many other school supply hacks!

Buy it: Bulk Glue

File Folders

Colored file folders at Target

These file folders come in a variety of colors and are great for papers, magazines, book organization, grading, and more! Buy them in sets of 4 online.

Buy it: File Folders/Blue, File Folders/Green, File Folders/Pink, File Folders/Red

Play Money

Play money set from Target

Teaching about money this year? Grab this set for $3.

Buy it: Play Money

Post-it Pack

Large Post-It pack, Miami edition at Target

Post-its are a necessity & these colors make notes more fun. Regularly $12.99, but look for frequent sales on these. Check out all the ways you can use sticky notes in your classroom here.

Buy it: Post-it Pack

Post-it Extreme

Post-it extreme notes

Have you seen these before? Make a quick note that will last, or label a frequently used item.

Buy it: Post-it Extreme

Wire Caddy

Pink wire mesh caddy storage from Target

Perfect for group stations or desk organizations, and they’re just $5 each.

Buy it: Wire Caddy

Dry Erase Speech Bubbles

Magnetic dry erase bubbles

Add something extra to your whiteboard or have students point something out during a lesson with these handy magnets.

Buy it: Dry Eraser Speech Bubbles

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