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Back to School Tips: Stay Ahead of the Game with Custom Name Labels for Kids

Ariel Luy


Jun 27, 23

Back to School Tips to Stay Ahead of the Game

As a parent, back-to-school season is an exciting yet hectic time. From buying school supplies to organizing your child's belongings, there's a lot to tackle. At Name Bubbles, we understand the challenges you face, which is why we're here to share valuable tips on how our custom name labels for kids can help you stay ahead of the game. After all, the number one rule of returning back to school is to label everything. With these tips, you can ensure that your child's belongings are easily identifiable, organized, and never misplaced!

1. Personalize Everything with Custom Name Labels:

Custom name labels are a game-changer when it comes to keeping your child's belongings safe and organized. Our first tip to stay ahead of the game is to create a pack of school labels. You don’t want to be floundering on the first day of school because you forgot to label your children’s items! Our stick on labels makes it easy to cross labeling off of your back-to-school checklist. 

From backpacks and lunch boxes to textbooks and folders, Name Bubbles' personalized labels make it easy for your child to identify their items quickly. Our labels are also laundry safe, waterproof, and dishwasher safe, so they’re the perfect solution for keeping items out of the lost and found and in your child’s possession. With a wide range of designs and colors available at Name Bubbles, you can choose labels that reflect your child's personality and preferences. Many parents will allow their children to choose their label design to help excite them for back to school season or starting a new school year. 

Along with our personalized labels, we also offer medical labels that are great for keeping teachers and other students aware of your children’s medical conditions and food allergies. These labels are dishwasher-safe and waterproof, so you can stick them onto snack containers and water bottles without the fear of fading or falling off. 

2. Avoid Lost Items:

Misplaced belongings can be a common issue during the school year, causing unnecessary stress for both you and your child. By labeling your child's items with their name, you significantly reduce the chances of lost or mixed-up belongings. Whether it's a water bottle left on the playground or a jacket left in the classroom, custom name labels make it easier for others to return items to your child. When it comes to clothing items, our clothing labels are great to place onto a clothing tag to help identify the owner. Looking ahead to the winter, this is an incredible hack to keep track of hats, mittens, scarves, or items that could be taken off during recess and left on the playground.

3. Simplify the Morning Routine:

Mornings can be chaotic, especially when you're trying to get everyone ready and out the door on time. Establishing a solid morning routine from the first day of school is a great way to keep your kids on track and prepared for the school year. We recommend implementing a structured morning routine a few weeks before school starts, so your kids can adjust to the time frame. Going to sleep at an earlier time and waking them up earlier during the last few weeks of summer help them adjust to the early elementary school or middle school mornings.

4. Promote Independence by Teaching How to Pack Lunch:

As your child grows, fostering their independence becomes increasingly important. An easy way to help your child become more independent is by teaching them how to pack their lunch. This is an easy way to provide your child with added responsibilities that help you out and teach them valuable life skills. We recommend taking them to the grocery store each week and planning out their weekly lunches. Grabbing bread, sandwich meat, cheese, granola bars, and ingredients they have picked out and feel excited about eating will make this an exciting adventure and less of a chore. Make sure they pack their lunch each night, return home with their lunch box and containers, and wash their items to prep for lunch the next day. We recommend our school label pack to help keep track of lunchboxes, water bottles, and containers, and clothing items!

5. Be Ahead of School Assignments

Stay ahead of the game by tackling school assignments during the summer! Your kiddos might roll their eyes and complain about this, but especially if they have a summer reading assignment or need extra help in a particular subject, this is an essential way to stay ahead of the game. Transitioning back to school can be difficult, especially if your children are heading to middle school or a higher level of elementary school for the first time. Make it a bit easier for them and help them tackle any assignments or complex learning areas! We recommend making this a family activity or a more creative experience than what they recommend in the classroom to help encourage them. For example, if biology is a complicated subject, take your children to the zoo or aquarium! Making this tricky topic into a fun activity can show them a different side to the subject and pique their interest!


As a parent, staying ahead of the game during the back-to-school season is made easier with these tips and our custom name labels for kids. These labels not only help you keep track of your child's belongings but also promote independence and a sense of belonging. Our goal through these tips is to foster more responsibility and preparedness for the new school year. Explore the diverse range of custom name labels available at Name Bubbles and make the upcoming school year organized and stress-free for you and your child.

Ariel Luy

Hey, I'm Ariel and I am the Marketing Manager at Name Bubbles! I’ve gotten the opportunity to create Reels, manage our social media pages, and write blog posts since I’ve joined in 2022. I graduated from Liberty University in 2021 with a Bachelor ...

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