Beat the Back-to-School Blues with Star Wars

We almost hate to say this, but we know that for many of you school starts in just a few weeks. Ugh! What happened to the summer?

As much as you and your kids may be dreading it, we just ran across some Star Wars goodies that may help take the sting out of the back-to-school-grind for your young Padawans! And the good news for you is — many of these things are on sale!

Just take a look at this cool Star Wars backpack — you can even get it personalized! Where was this when our young Jedi knights could have used it?

Star Wars Backpack for Kids - Personalizable

There’s also this matching insulated Star Wars Lunch Tote with the iconic text introduction that’s a hallmark of all the Star Wars films.

Star Wars Lunch Tote for Kids

Completing the line with similar retro-style graphics is a 13″ x 10″ organizing Folio that comes with three pencils and lots of compartments to help your child keep school supplies and papers neat and tidy in one zipped-up place. There’s even space for an e-reader! And best of all, this folio is half off its regular price.

Star Wars Folio Organizer

A little pricier but super adorable is this nylon Kipling Stormtrooper backpack, complete with the trademark Kipling ape keyring. We love the all-over pattern of the Stormtrooper helmets and Imperial symbols, and it turns out the zipper pulls glow in the dark. We might even consider this stylish pack for ourselves — a cute way to proclaim our inner geek!

Stormtrooper Backpack by Kipling - Small

If you’re looking for something a little heavier-duty for school trips or carrying more gear, there’s a Hardshell backpack that features one of our favorite Droids, R2-D2. It has room for a water bottle and three exterior zippered pockets to keep little things handy, but safe.

R2-D2 Hardshell Backpack - Star Wars - American Tourister

For the upcoming warm days on the bus or at school sporting events, you can be sure to stay hydrated with this Chewbacca water bottle on sale for $9.99. We love the “Chewie is my Co-Pilot” slogan and the built-in straw sure is handy.

Chewbacca Water Bottle - Solo: A Star Wars Story

Of course, we can’t ignore Dark Side. You might prefer this Star Wars Water Bottle that features the evil Lord Vader and Death Star, alongside icons of the Rebel Alliance.

Star Wars Water Bottle

For another way to keep cool, we spotted this marked-down kids’ ball cap, which features Rex, the former pilot of the Star Tours attraction. We hear he’s going to be acting as a DJ when the new Star War’s:Galaxy’s Edge opens in Disney’s Hollywood Studios next year!

DJ Rex Baseball Cap for Kids - Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Once you get your youngsters outfitted with school supplies, of course they’ll need a few new t-shirts. And like all good Jedis, they could probably use some new underwear to start the school year off right, too.

Yes, that’s right, I said Star Wars underwear!

Star Wars Underwear Set for Boys

It’s a 5-pack of 100-percent cotton briefs with designs including Stormtroopers, C-3PO, R2-D2, Darth Vader, the Death Star, TIE fighters, and the Star Destroyer. Who wouldn’t feel like a Jedi Knight wearing those?

There’s also a bargain set of Star Wars socks — $5.99 for three pairs of crew socks, with ”Force in Training” artwork inspired by lightsabers and the Death Star.

Star Wars Socks for Kids - 3-Pack

We couldn’t even begin to share all the various t-shirts that you can find with so many different Star Wars motifs — from original franchise films like “A New Hope” and “Return of the Jedi” to the most recent, “Solo – A Star Wars Story.” But we will point out a few of the styles that caught our eye — maybe they’ll appeal to you as well.


Star Wars Rainbow t-shirt
, sports a colorful Star Wars logo on a bright purple background.

Star Wars Rainbow Logo T-Shirt for Girls

Star Wars ”Stand Out” pink t-shirt, recalls that moment when Stormtrooper Finn realizes he’s not like all the other guys in the Empire.

Stormtrooper ''Stand Out'' T-Shirt for Kids - Star Wars

ThisTrio t-shirt captures the cool of Han Solo, Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian from Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Solo: A Star Wars Story Trio T-Shirt for Kids

The Star Wars Americana t-shirt boasts a red, white and blue patriotic Star Wars logo.

Star Wars Americana T-Shirt for Kids

And finally, this “The Dark Side Made Me Do It” t-shirt is perfect for those occasions when your little Padawan starts down the “dark path” a bit.

The Dark Side Made Me Do It T-Shirt for Kids - Star Wars

Armed with all this cool Star Wars stuff, I think any kid is going to know that The Force is strong with them as they head back to do battle with the books!

Which of these Star Wars items do you think your young Luke and Leia (or Rey and Kylo) will love? Leave a comment below tell us what you think!

Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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