Essential School Supplies Every Student Needs for Back-to-School Season

Classroom writing utensils

It’s officially back-to-school season. The new school year is almost here, which means it’s time to shop for school supplies. Whether you’re shopping for your child or need some supplies for yourself, we’re going to break down the best Zebra Pen back-to-school supplies for students (and people) of all ages.

Mechanical Pencils for All Ages

The pencil is an essential writing tool. No matter what grade you’re in, a pencil is always a necessary instrument to have. The STEEL M-301 Mechanical Pencil is the perfect writing utensil for older students that take a lot of notes, need to solve math problems, or even enjoy sketching. It features a stainless-steel barrel that is durable and gives a stylish look.

The Cadoozles Mechanical Pencil is ideal for younger students. It comes in a variety of vibrant, fun patterns that make it a top choice for active learners. Its compact size is perfect for little hands, and the hexagonal shape helps prevent rogue pencils from falling off a desk. 

More than ever, people choose mechanical pencils because they are versatile, refillable, never need sharpening, and are fun to write with. We offer a wide range of mechanical pencils, from the Zebra #2 Mechanical Pencil which is ideal for standardized tests, to the Z-Grip collection including the Z-Grip Plus Mechanical Pencil which can advance its lead by shaking. The DelGuard Mechanical Pencil is the most advanced mechanical pencil for everyday use, with lead that is virtually unbreakable.

Colorful Pens for Organization

A good pen is always appreciated, and there’s a world of options for every kind of student from Zebra Pen. Choose from a wide selection of ballpoint, gel, fountain, and other ink types. Our comprehensive range of pens have a variety of point sizes, ink colors, and barrel patterns that provide both function and style

Every student needs the Sarasa Dry X20 Gel Retractable Pen in their pencil case or backpack. These pens will encourage your creativity and enhance your writing experience. Featuring rapid-dry technology, its gel ink dries in less than a second on most surfaces, so notes and test answers won’t smudge. These pens are especially ideal for left-handed students.

For students who want to stay organized, the Sarasa Clip Gel Retractable Pen is a must. These pens come in a wide variety of colors and finishes—from milky, vibrant, and metallic shades—to make journaling, note-taking, and studying more fun. Students can map out upcoming tests, projects, and assignments in their planner using their own color-coding system.

Bright and Soft Highlighters

When it comes to studying and test prep, highlighters are essential have been proven to improve study habits. But not all highlighters are alike. Zebra Pen offers several different highlighters to accommodate your classwork and study needs. 

Featuring both a fine and a medium chisel point, the Zebrite Double-Ended Highlighter offers double the value in one convenient tool. The Zebrite Double-Ended Highlighter comes in five standard highlighter shades including Yellow, Pink, Orange, Green, Blue and are AP certified non-toxic.

For a softer option, reach for the cult-favorite Mildliner Double-Ended Highlighter and Creative Tool. Each variety pack is equipped with unique, mild colors that show up softly on paper and won’t bleed through. Like Zebrite, it features both a broad and fine point tip on either end, making it ideal for all your hand lettering and marking application needs. Whether you are using Mildliner Highlighters for your homework planner, studying for exams, or for personal use, it will help you uniquely express yourself.

Easy to Hold, Bold, Colored Pencils

Help your kids stay sharp when they are getting creative at school with the Zensations Colored Pencil packs. These colored pencils are retractable, so they never need sharpening. When the tip starts to wear, just twist these colored pencils up and get back to coloring in no time. They feature a triangular barrel that makes it easy to hold and provides excellent control while coloring. The 2.0mm lead is durable, long-lasting, and refillable.

Prepare for the back-to-school season with Zebra Pen. With endless options of pens, pencils, highlighters, colored pencils, and more, you’re sure to find the perfect writing utensil to kick-start the school year. To learn more about our gel and ballpoint pens, check out The Gel Pen Guide and The Ballpoint Pen Guide.