Your kids are heading back to school, which means that school holidays are almost over (YES!).

But are you prepared? Don’t worry because we are here to help with a handy checklist to get all the essentials done in one shop.

For the classroom

Stationary: Prep your kids with the essentials including pencils, pens, erasers, sharpeners, rulers, highlighters, scissors, glue sticks, folders, notepads, calculators and more from Kmart Indooroopilly and Target Indooroopilly.

Art Supplies: Get crafty with this year’s art supplies and pick up paints, art smocks, glue and sketch pads from Riot Art & Craft.

For the playground

Lunchboxes: Choose a lunchbox that is durable, sustainable and fun from Biome, Kmart, Smiggle or Target.

Water Bottle: Keep them hydrated with a durable and insulated water bottle from Biome or Typo.

School Bag: Pick a school bag that shows your kid’s personal style. Visit Smiggle and Kmart Indooroopilly for some funky backpacks.

School Hat: Let them have fun in the sun with a school hat from Kmart Indooroopilly or Rebel Sport.

For the home

Homework Station: Create a homework basket that includes all the homework essentials; pencils, ruler, a calculator, notepads and highlighters. Make homework easier with the essentials from Kmart Indooroopilly or Target Indooroopilly.

Lined Note Cards: Use lined note cards to make flash cards before a big test or quizzes from Metro News.

Poster Paper: Let their creativity run wild with Poster Paper from Metro News.

For the year

Eye Test: Before they go back to school find time to schedule an eye test at Specsavers, OPSM, Laubman & Pank, Bupa Optical, icontact optometrists, Bright Eyes or Bailey Nelson.

Haircuts: Get them looking their best with a haircut from Just Cuts, Price Attack or Stefan.

School Shoes: Get school shoes that will last the year and fit well from Betts Kids, Mathers, Footmaster or Shoes & Sox.

Running Shoes: Keep your kids active with the right running shoes from Nike, The Athlete’s Foot, Shoes & Sox, Mathers, Intraining or Foot Locker.

Sports Equipment: Get your kids geared up for summer sport. Whether it’s running, swimming or cricket or tennis, get all you need at Rebel Sports.