8 Backpacks to Get Your Toddler Jazzed About Preschool

Say goodbye to first-day-of-school blues

The first day of preschool can be daunting—for both you and your little one. For many kids, it’s the first time they’re going to spend a large chunk of the day away from you, and a roomful of strange kids can be scary and overwhelming. To help get them psyched for preschool, amazing accessories that are cool and fun can help a lot. After all, what says, “this is going to be a fun adventure” more than an amazing backpack?

Preschool is the perfect time to go a bit nuts with a bag that is really funky—not only can it help quell any fears your kiddo is having—since they’re too small for books or homework, this bag can be more about form than function. Have fun with it!

The Hopeless Romantic

They’ll love the pretty colours and cute transparent heart, and you’ll love that thanks to the ingenious design, you’ll never, ever forget their lunch on the counter. When you can see the stripes through the transparent heart, you know lunch is in.

$49.95, from Indigo.ca.


The Individual


One fast way to make preschool exciting? Taking a unicorn with you. This one is made by SkipHop, a trusted fave. We’re partial to the whimsical unicorn (c’mon, how cute is that horn?) but the brand also makes an equally adorable rabbit, cat, owl, ladybug, elephant, dino, hippo, hedgehog, monkey, and bumblebee version as part of their “zoo” line. 

$29.95, from Indigo.ca 


The Pint-Sized Adventurer

If your little one has a refined aesthetic and turns away from bags with bunny ears in favour of something that says, “I’m a big kid, thank you very much”, then this pretty pack in beautiful colours is the one for them.

$27.98, from well.ca 

The Shark Attack 

RAWR! If your kid begged you to let them watch Shark Week, then this fierce bag is sure to impress them. Check out those teeth!

$30, from well.ca 


The Foodie

Pizza pizza pizza!! Any kiddo with a fun sense of humour—or a deep love for delicious ‘za—will adore this yummy-looking bag.

$44.95, from Indigo.ca 


The Architect

LEGO lovers, rejoice! You can now take a backpack to preschool that is adorably shaped like a real LEGO brick—right down to the realistic knobs on top. (Which are actually pockets! Clever.)

$39.95, from Indigo.ca 


The Budding Artist

Here’s a brilliant move—a side tube-shaped pocket designed for carrying home precious artwork. (Trust us, there will be a lot of that.) Works well for water bottles, too. Why didn’t anyone think of this sooner?

$37.48, from well.ca


The Dreamer

The pretty colours, the flower detailing, and the artful portrait of a favourite fantasy pet—this bag is fit for your little prince or princess.

$27.95, from Indigo.ca

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