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Homemade Lunches Just Got Better

By PBK Editors

The first few days of school are filled with mixed emotions. Excitement, anticipation, maybe a little tear is shed (by us moms!). A great way to make your little one feel extra special during their first days back in class is to add a little surprise to their lunch box!

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A sweet note paired with a yummy lunch is a perfect way to put a smile on your little student’s face!

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Cutting a sandwich in their favorite shapes will help even the pickiest of eaters enjoy a healthy lunch.  (Don’t forget to write their name inside of their lunch bag incase it gets forgotten on the playground!)

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Words of encouragement on their next big test will go a long way, especially when they’re complimented with a flavored bagel sandwich and sweet fig bars.

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Have some fun with the theme of their lunch bag! This peanut butter and jelly sandwich was built into a castle, inspired by our Mackenzie Dragon lunch print.

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If your loving our creative shaped lunches and you’re in the mood to get a little crafty with your food, click here to shop our stainless sandwich cutters.

View more lunch ideas and our favorite lunch boxes here!

Capture the Moment: 5 First Day of School Photo Ideas

By PBK Editors

Creating a fun snapshot of the special moments on the first day of school is a perfect way to capture the memories and excitement for the adventures ahead. Here are 5 creative ideas from your fellow Pottery Barn Kids.

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1. Say cheese in front of a colorful memory board that lists your little student’s age, dream job, hobbies, teacher and other fun fact

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2. Strike a pose with your new Pottery Barn Kids backpack with fun back-to-school props.

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3. Show us those smiles holding a handmade caption of the day with a best friend or sibling!

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4. Walk the runway to school with your new fashionable school gear and capture the adventures along the way.

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  1. Strut your style with some silly dress up accessories! Click below to download free back-to-school printables:

Photo Credit: @stefaniewarner07, @erinziering, @maggiestephens79, @pbkids_lynnfiel and @norwegianmum

Click here to shop our new Pottery Barn Kids Gear!

#AdventureBegins – Gearing up for Back-to-School

By PBK Editors

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Summer may be ending, but the adventures are just beginning! It’s time for back to school — gear your kids up with our new backpacks and lunch bags that come in all different prints, styles and sizes.

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One of the best parts of back-to-school is picking out new school gear! Click here to shop our new, colorful collections that will help your child’s personality shine.

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To keep the journey to school easy, select a fitted backpack that will suit your adventurous student best!
Rolling = Fits children over 48” tall
Large = Fits children over 48” tall
Small = Fits children 43 49” tall
Pre-K = Fits children 36-42” tall

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If you’re looking for gear to fit your preschooler or kindergartener, take a look at our My First Collection! These lightweight backs are made for little hands.

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Don’t forget to grab a matching lunch bag! Insulated to keep food fresh, our stylish and reusable lunch bags make it simple to enjoy a healthy homemade meal when on the go.

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We are donating $1 to Bright Horizons Foundation for Children for every instagram photo taken of your child wearing their new gear using #AdventureBegins. We can’t wait to see your adventures! For more information, click here.

To shop our new PBK gear, click here!

 

Last Days of Summer

By PBK Editors

It’s hard to believe summer is almost over! We’ve loved following your summer adventures on Instagram. Take a look at some of our favorite #lovemypbk summer snaps and get inspired with these fun end-of-summer activity ideas.

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A nature walk is a great way for kids to explore the outdoors and discover the beautiful beaches and parks around your city. Don’t forget to bring your favorite tote to collect treasures along the way!

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Who doesn’t love to build a fort? This is a fun way for you and your kids to create an adventure at home and play whimsical games, read your favorite books or host themed sleepovers!

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Spend an afternoon in the sun and visit your favorite water park or pool. Playing in the water will help your kids keep cool, and is a great way to meet new friends. Shop our summer towels here.

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Rest. Enjoy the lazy days of summer by snuggling up in your favorite blankets and taking a cat-nap to gear up for the busy days ahead.

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Plan a special shopping day at Pottery Barn Kids to get your little students ready for back-to-school and the adventures ahead!

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Are you ready for back to school? We want to see your kids wearing their new backpacks! We’re giving $1 for every Instagram photo of your kids wearing their new gear tagged with #AdventureBegins. We can’t wait to see your pictures!

Click here to shop our new back-to-school gear.

Photo credit: (@Averildillon, @ayeda912, @derekjacob007, @baird.laura and @kayandherchens)

 

 

10 Ocean-Themed Designs for Your Toddler’s Playroom

By PBK Editors

If your toddler is starting to crawl or walk, it’s a perfect time to start designing a playroom just for them! Here are 10 simple design ideas to create the perfect ocean-themed space for your little ones to explore!

Enter our Fin-tastic Giveaway for a chance to win select items from this checklist! 

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1. When play spaces are part of a larger room, keep your storage fun, attractive and easily accessible.

2. Pillows are always a fun addition to a playroom or lounge, especially if they are shaped like a sharkClick HERE to enter our Fin-tastic Giveaway for a chance to win it!

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3. Count the bubbles as they pop! These adorable ocean themed bubble squirties are a fun way to teach your little one how to count. Click HERE to enter our Fin-tastic Giveaway for a chance to win them!

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4. This PBK customer favorite is the best chair in the house giving your little one a special spot that’s just for them to read, play and relax.

5. Our Grow With You activity table is the perfect height for a little one to play and color their favorite sharks!

6. Soft lighting creates a calm and peaceful environment for any playroom and gives the best spark for evening playtime!

7. Our cozy shark critter wrap makes bath time fun but it can also serve as a fun costume to wear while reading their favorite shark books. Click HERE to enter our Fin-tastic Giveaway for a chance to win them!

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8. Colorful floating seahorses caption the perfect ocean theme and will create a refreshing and playful charm to any playroom!

9. If your kid is interested in ocean life — and not just sharks — First Big Book of the Ocean from National Geographic Kids is a fantastic introduction to all things under the sea. Click HERE to enter our Fin-tastic Giveaway for a chance to win a copy!

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10. This nicely illustrated book, Sharks! is perfect for beginning readers who are looking to do some independent reading about their favorite sea creatures. Click HERE to enter our Fin-tastic Giveaway for a chance to win a copy!

In search of more chomp-worty book recommendations? Check out the full list of shark and ocean favorites on Brightly.

Brightly features book recommendations for every age and stage, reading tips and insights, seasonal inspirations, author essays, contests, gift guides, and more.

For more playroom design ideas from Pottery Barn Kids, click HERE!

 

10 Shark-Themed Items for Your Ocean Playroom!

By PBK Editors

Let your little one’s imagination swim in an ocean themed playroom! Whether you have a dedicated playroom, or set up a play area in your home, giving the space a theme will inspire creativity and learning through play. We’ve also partnered with Brightly to share the best shark book recommendations to continue summer reading!

Enter our Fin-tastic Giveaway for a chance to win select items from this checklist! 

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1. Having lots of low storage makes it easy for little ones to play independently and makes clean up more efficient too!

2. Add nautical style in an instant with wall art! This Navy Shark Wood Plaque has a distressed color finish for a pop of color and texture to liven up your main wall.

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3. Put on your reading slippers! Our snuggly shark slippers keep little toes cozy and are perfect for lounging and reading your favorite ocean books. Click HERE to enter our Fin-tastic Giveaway for a chance to win them!

4. Did you know the whale shark can get up to 60 feet in length? Measure your child’s height with a fun personalized shark growth chartClick HERE to enter our Fin-tastic Giveaway for a chance to win it!

5. Create a perfect seating solution for any room with this Payton Play Sectional! Configure it as a loveseat or break it up as single chairs for comfortable and sturdy lounging.

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6. Adding an area rug will create a focal point in your playroom and is a comfortable surface for little toes.

7. Wrap up a great day of play with this cuddly shark wrap in a playful shark silhouette! Click HERE to enter our Fin-tastic Giveaway for a chance to win it!

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8. Encourage your child to create his or her own underwater adventures with a personalized shark notebook.

9. Time-traveling siblings Jack and Annie decide to take a vacation off the coral reefs of Mexico. But things quickly turn dramatic as they find their boat attacked by a shark in the Magic Tree House #53: Shadow of the Shark by Mary Pope Osborne. Osborne supplements her exciting yarn with Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #32: Sharks and Other Predators — a nonfiction guide that answers all of Jack and Annie’s real-life questions about their oceanic journey. Click HERE to enter our Fin-tastic Giveaway for a chance to win a copy of them (sponsored by Brightly)!

10. The Super Shark Encyclopedia shows off some truly breathtaking photography of over 80 sharks and features a series of absorbing x-rays. Click HERE to enter our Fin-tastic Giveaway for a chance to win it (sponsored by Brightly)!

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In search of more chomp-worty book recommendations? Check out the full list of shark and ocean favorites on Brightly.

Brightly features book recommendations for every age and stage, reading tips and insights, seasonal inspirations, author essays, contests, gift guides, and more.

For more playroom design ideas from Pottery Barn Kids, click HERE!