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Fun Kids Backpacks for School

For preschoolers, middle schoolers and anyone in between, a well-stocked backpack is a necessity. These handy packs can hold everything from a change of clothes or extra sweater to notebooks, pencil pouches, matching lunch bags, sports gear, water bottles and much more. When all the essentials are neatly packed into a backpack, you can rest assured knowing that your child will have everything they need for a fun and productive day of learning. And since the kids backpacks at Pottery Barn Kids come in a wide variety of designs, your child will love to use and show off their own special bag.

Child and Toddler Backpack Designs

Whether your child or toddler is looking for a simple print or something fun and flashy, they're sure to find a great backpack at Pottery Barn Kids. Kids backpacks come in a wide range of style options to suit any child's unique personality.

  • For sporty kids, sports-themed backpacks featuring soccer, baseball or basketball symbols are sure to pique their interest.
  • Animal lovers can carry anything from fictional unicorns and dinosaurs to cats, pandas, turtles and marine animals on their child or toddler backpack.
  • For kids who like to shoot for the stars, backpacks printed with stars and planets will fill them with inspiration.
  • If your child likes to stand out, look for backpacks with glitter, sequins, iridescent fabrics or flashy metallic accents.
  • Children and toddlers will love wearing their favorite Marvel superheroes, Disney princesses, or Star Wars or Harry Potter characters on their backpack.
  • If your child can't decide on a design, a simple striped or polka dotted backpack is a stylish option that will grow with them.

Special Features to Look For

While the outer design is the most important feature in the eyes of a child, adults should also ensure the backpack they choose can stand up to daily use. Look for fabrics that are durable, water-resistant and easy to clean, like polyester. Many kids backpacks also come with a variety of other features that may suit your child's needs.

  • Adjustable shoulder straps are a must to reduce back and shoulder pain. The straps will need to be adjusted often as your child grows and when the seasons change to account for bulkier cold weather clothing.
  • When choosing a toddler backpack, the option to personalize with a name or initials is important. Adding a custom name to the backpack lets everyone know whose backpack it is at a glance.
  • Many backpacks come with a mesh side pocket for storing a reusable water bottle. This pocket is very handy as children won't need to search through their backpack to find a drink when they're thirsty.
  • For older children, backpacks with a pocket for music devices and a grommet for headphones are always a plus, especially for listening to music on long bus rides.

From the first day of kindergarten to the last day of middle school, the right backpack will help to keep your child organized and prepared for anything. Kids backpacks from Pottery Barn Kids come in a variety of fun and whimsical styles that any child is sure to love.

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