Kindergarten girl smiling with colourful building blocks

We’ve collected necessary essentials based on items required by a variety of schools all across Canada, making your school season preparation as easy as A, B, C!

According to the Ontario Ministry of Education, kindergarten students will learn the fundamentals of problem-solving and creative thinking, literacy and math, understanding their feelings and those around them (including relationships with others as part of a group or a community) and the natural world.

Writing Supplies


#2 pencils

Pencil sharpeners


Watercolour paints

Non-permanent coloured markers

Quick Look

Cutting and Gluing

Scissors (metal blade)

Glue sticks

Backpacks and Essentials

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

Box of tissues

Quick Look

Your little one is about to embark on the next big stage in life, so help them get ready for that big step with all the essentials they’ll need in school. From pencils and pencil sharpeners to markers, paints and tissues (to help wipe up “accidents”!), this list of school supplies will help get your kindergartener off on the right foot.

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