I have three school boys and many times, they went home without their lunch bag or pencil case with them. They misplaced / lost them again.
To avoid lost bags and school supplies, we label each one of them inside and out. Labeling bags and supplies is not only helpful in locating for lost things, but is very convenient when we need to claim them.
With a not so busy mom like me, the boys and I designed their own name tags and book labels. I asked them to choose their preferred design as they are to use these school things and books for a year. And I do not want them to feel sorry for a lousy design.
For the materials, we just bought a set of matte sticker paper and some ID jackets. I preferred the metal circular rings than elastic strings for durability.
We also bought some wooden letter key chains to go with the name tags.
And here’s to hoping that the boys wouldn’t feel any terrible sense of loss just because they’ve lost a pencil, crayon or whatnot.