Top Disney Back-To-School Supplies for 2023

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I absolutely loved shopping for school supplies as a kid. Even though my school days are behind me, I still get so excited when looking at all the new backpacks, folders, pens, and other supplies that come out around this time of year. Hopefully you and your kids will get just as excited when you see the collection of new back-to-school items we’ve put together below!

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shopDisney is a one-stop shop for back-to-school essentials—especially backpacks! In fact, it’s hard to choose my favorite, with so many fun styles that feature favorite characters like Minnie MouseGroguMirabel with her familia, and the Aliens from Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story.”

If the backpacks alone weren’t fun enough, even better are all the accessories that kids can match—or mix and match—with their main bag. Kids can swing into school with this Spider-Man Lunch Box and Stainless Steel Water Bottle or carry their meal in “The Mandalorian”-inspired lunch box and water bottle featuring the Grogu and R2-D2 character art. They can choose their favorite from the vast assortment of styles on shopDisney, including the Toy Story Lunch BoxEncanto Lunch BoxDisney Princess Lunch Box, and more!

Speaking of lunch boxes, I’ve got some yummy snacks with which to fill them! To celebrate Disney 100 years of Wonder, Goldfish has introduced a limited edition snack with a fun Disney twist, with the flavor of Cheddar Goldfish crackers captured in the shape of fan-favorite Disney and Pixar characters like Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Woody. I also can’t get enough of Disney Fruit Crisps by Brothers All Natural, which come in multiple varieties like freeze-dried strawberries and bananas and freeze-dried cinnamon apples and make a yummy lunch addition or on-the-go snack. Toy Story Lunch Kitz by Crunch Pak are also a great option and come packed with flavorful apple slices, turkey bites, crackers, and cheddar cheese. Then enjoy a truly super snack with the Partake Avengers Crunchy Super Hero Sprinkle Mini Cookie Snack Packs, which contain yummy gluten free, vegan, allergy-friendly cookies filled with red and blue sprinkles.

My favorite school supplies to shop for as a kid were stationery and art supplies, so I know I would’ve gone crazy over the zip-up stationery kits found on shopDisney! Each kit comes with a notebook, glue stick, pen, colored pencils, markers, and more, all tucked in a soft padded zip case themed to your child’s favorite characters, like Spider-Man, Mickey MouseMinnie MouseDisney Princess characters, and la familia Madrigal from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto.”

As a child of the 90s, I can confirm just how essential a set of good, colorful gel pens is when heading back to school, and these Star Wars and Avengers gel pens with charms sets by Yoobi do not disappoint. Store them in the Star Wars Single Zipper Pencil Case or Avengers School Bus Pencil Case paired with the 2-pocket poly folder featuring R2-D2 and C-3PO character art and Avengers Icons 1” Binder Set, perfect for keeping all your colorful notes safe throughout the school day.

It’s not hard to dress to impress with all of the apparel options available on shopDisney. Tops like this sporty Frozen Varsity T-ShirtToy Story T-ShirtAvengers Team Huddle T-Shirt, and Avatar T-Shirt featuring Jake Sully, allow kids to embrace the characters and stories they love while staying comfy throughout the day. While it may be warm now, autumn is just around the corner, and it’s never too early to start prepping for cooler weather with items like this classic Genie Long Sleeve T-Shirt and Grogu Pullover Hoodie.

More classically cute apparel you’ll find on shopDisney include the Disney Parks Dress designed by artist Joey Chou, decorated in a colorful allover print of iconic landmarks and attractions from the Disney Parks. You can also let your little one embrace their inner princess in this adorable gingham Disney Princess Knit Dress or the matching Disney Princess Skort and Knit Varsity Jacket.

Releasing just in time for the start of school is Hanna Andersson’s collaboration with National Geographic, a new apparel line that is especially designed for space explorers in training — and crafted around both organizations’ shared commitment to support a healthier planet for people and wildlife. Items in the collection are made with more sustainable materials such as certified organic cotton. Keep an eye out for the new line when it launches on on August 2.

Your purchase has purpose. Every purchase helps support the U.S.-based National Geographic Society, an impact-driven nonprofit organization with global reach that uses the power of science, exploration, education, and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world. To learn more, visit

Top off the perfect back to school look with the perfect hat. shopDisney’s Stitch Baseball Cap will keep the summer vibes strong well into the school year, while the Black Panther Reversible Baseball Cap is sure to make kids feel as heroic as the King of Wakanda. Young heros can also look as iconic as Captain America himself in this snapback hat by Lids featuring an embroidered stylized cartoon of the first Avenger.

I’m starting to get even more nostalgic for school than I thought I would, looking at all these cute items! Here’s wishing all the kids heading back soon an amazing first day of school!