Smiling girl in classroom holding green pencil

The start of grade 1 is a big deal for your little one, so make sure they’re ready for back to school with this school supplies list specially designed for them. And here’s a master supply list for your other kids, too!

Learn Alberta states that grade 1 students move a little further into visual arts and mixed media (paint, drawing, colouring, clays etc), as well as language arts, health and life skills, math, music, physical education, science and social studies.

Writing Supplies

Box of crayons

#2 pencils

Pencil boxes


Pencil sharpeners

Arts and Crafts

Washable markers

Glue sticks

Scissors (metal blade)

Quick Look

Notebooks and Covers

Wide spiral notebooks

Report covers (with prongs)

Backpacks and Essentials

Backpacks (tip: tag your child’s name inside)

Box of tissues

Clothing and Accessories

Indoor running shoes

Boys clothing

Girls clothing

Quick Look

With back to school around the corner, get your little one prepped for their first day of grade 1. From clothing and shoes to pencils, notebooks and backpacks, this school supplies list has them covered from A to Z. Don’t forget to keep the master checklist at hand, too.

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