Your Ultimate Disney Back-to-School Essentials Guide

Jenna DePellegrini

by , Communications Specialist: Consumer Products, Games and Publishing

As summertime starts to wind down, back-to-school season is right around the corner, making now the perfect time to check-off and upgrade your school supply list. 

Whether you’re starting a new grade, entering a new school, or just want to replace a few missing essentials before your first day, we’ve gathered the back-to-school essentials you might need with a hint of Disney magic, Marvel heroics and Star Wars excitement. No matter what you might need for the school year ahead, the Disney Parks Blog has you covered. 

A new school year is the perfect time to add some new staple pieces to mix and match with. For those wishing to add more sustainably-minded pieces to their wardrobes, try the National Geographic 100% Organic Cotton Graphic T-Shirt from Gap. Made from 100% organically grown cotton, this piece from the National Geographic collaboration is cute, stylish, and thoughtfully- crafted. For those looking for a fun staple piece to add to their wardrobe, try the Greetings from Far, Far Away Button Up from RSVLTS, allowing you to show off all your favorite places from a galaxy far, far away. 

And while it may be warm outside at the beginning of the school year, we can’t forget about the colder months ahead! For those looking for a fashionable new hoodie, check out the Spidey Costume Zip Hoodie for Kids from shopDisney, made to resemble the wall-crawler’s familiar suit for heroic fun in cool conditions.

No matter what level they might be in their education, students need a practical bag to help them carry all the essentials on their school supply list. For classic Disney fans, look no further than for all your backpack needs, including the Mickey Mouse and Friends Backpack where vintage-style Mickey Mouse artwork takes center stage. More of a DIY-er? Then this “Encanto” Design Your Own Bag Activity Set, also available on shopDisney, features a tote, brushes, stencils, thread, paint and more is a must-have for those wishing to show off their creativity and imagination. And found on Amazon, The Disney Princesses Backpack With Lunch Box Set is the perfect accessory for those looking to show off their inner princess this school year. Complete with a 16-inch backpack, insulated lunch tote, utility case, mini bottle, carabiner clip and keychain, this set is a must-have! 

No student can begin their school year without their writing and planning supplies. Staying organized doesn’t have to be boring with the new Yoobi x Marvel Back to School Collection, featuring items like this Spider-Man Gadget Case. Complete with a side compartment that will perfectly fit airpods, erasers or a USB drive and interactive glitter and kawaii Spider-Man icons, your supplies never looked so good! What’s the best way to bring all of your belongings to and from school or work? Well, this Kids’ Standard Spider-Man Swing On Backpack of course! This durable black backpack from Marvel has swinging Spider-Man smacked in the center with contrasting black zipper and top handle details.

Looking for something from a galaxy far, far away? Organize your day with the new Erin Condren Star Wars collection, featuring stellar notebooks, planners, office and school supplies and more! The new Star Wars Metallic Washi Tape 4-pack is my favorite addition to the collection, and with items like the Star Wars Alliance Ultimate Planny Pack, there’s something fun and functional for everyone!

Lunch was always my favorite part of the school day and for those looking to show off their Disney style, shopDisney has once again got you covered! Inspired by Disney and Pixar’s “Lightyear,” the Lightyear Lunch Box is the perfect snack tote for those looking to take their school year to infinity and beyond. For those who need to feed their inner Panda, this Turning Red Bento Box, featuring screen art of Mei and her red panda form is both functional and cute. Protect your lunch through all your galactic travels with this new Star Wars Lunch Box featuring a stylish, comic version of everyone’s favorite droid, R2-D2. 

To complete your back-to-school shopping, make sure to pick a water bottle that will keep you hydrated! Although it’s not fit for honey, the Winnie the Pooh Stainless Steel Water Bottle is perfect for quenching your thirst as you journey through The Hundred Acre Wood. And the Star Wars Action Figure Stainless Steel Water Bottle is a perfect accessory for those wishing to stay hydrated while showing off their love for a galaxy far, far away. More of a Marvel fan? No worries, we’ve got you covered with this Black Panther Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Built-In Straw that features “Wakanda Forever” text on the front and a screw top lid with a carrying handle for those always on the go. 

From Star Wars to Marvel to classic Mickey, Disney has all the back-to-school essentials students can bring home to help start their school year off in style. So, make the school year exciting by adding a bit of Disney magic to your back-to-school shopping list!