School supplies from Target brand Up & Up start at $0.50 and include crayons, pencils, index cards, rulers, etc. Back to school kids clothing on sale as well. Target can also send you your child’s school supply list straight to your phone- check out Target School List Assist:
Walmart has school supplies starting at 98 cents through Aug. 31, with many items like crayons, pencils, and markers discounted to less than $1. Backpacks as low as $13, and lunchbox foods like juice boxes, crackers, and fruit snacks on sale.
Dollar Tree has supplies for the strictest budgets. School supplies that are $1 or less include notebooks, pens, pencils, glue, crayons and more. They also carry lunchbox snacks like granola bars, trail mix, and crackers for $1.