Backpacks, Lunch Boxes & Lunch Box Notes

Looking for the perfect backpack or are 3 of our favorite brands: 


L.L. Bean backpacks have been a long time favorite of mine! It might have something to do with spending several years in the Northeast...or that I just love a good classic design.  Our kiddos have had the L.L. Bean Deluxe Book Pack for years..and I especially love them monogrammed!  I have washed the backpacks and lunch boxes in the washing machine and they have held up very well! L.L. Bean recently added a water bottle pouch to the side of the backpack which is a nice feature so kiddos can easily grab their water bottle as needed.  You will find two L.L. Bean Original Book Packs and lunch boxes at Play Street Museum Frisco for the kiddos to “pack up” and hop on the pretend school bus! We chose L.L. Bean backpacks and lunch boxes one because we love the clean simple look & functional design, but we also knew we would have to wash them over and over and over and wanted something we knew would last!  

It is made of weatherproof, 100% nylon, has tough zippers for years of use, and a 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material on the front and straps for high visibility.  You can take a closer look and see all the details click here:


L.L. Bean Deluxe Book Pack


L.L. Bean Original Book Pack


L.L. Bean Lunch Box


If you know Play Street, you probably know we also love all things Hanna Andersson!  Quality is so important to us and Hanna’s products are just that! When I saw this Adventure Backpack on their website...I knew it needed to be at Play Street Plano for the kiddos to take on their pretend adventures!  They love filling up the side pouches and I love the color combination! We just received this backpack, the kids love it but we have not washed it yet...Hanna Andersson recommends spot cleaning. It is stain and water resistant, adjustable padded shoulder straps, and reflective piping for added safety.  Click here to learn more!  

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Adventure Backpack


Our youngest has a big personality and I found a backpack that matches it.  For a special treat, I am surprising her with this metallic backpack and lunchbox from J. Crew / Crewcuts.  If you aren’t familiar with their products, they are super super cute and their products are great quality as well.  This backpack can definitely be wiped down, but I am sure there is no way can it be washed in a washing machine. J. Crew recommends spot cleaning this backpack.  It seems to be very durable and has nice strong zippers. This metallic backpack along with other Crewcut items are 20% off through August 15th, for their back-to-school event.  Click here to learn more. 

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As a working mom, it is tough getting everything done in the mornings.  I know my kiddos would love a little note each and every day...all year long...but it's hard...I run out of things to say and end up scribbling 'Hope you have a good day!' on a part of their napkin before I stuff it in their lunch box.  This is an area I struggle with and got to thinking that it might be an area other parents struggle with too.  Here are some 'printables' to get you through month one.  Let us know if you like them and we will try to create some more.  Prepare might want some wine with this cheese...but in a world where there is so much negativity...we want to be positive!  If you want to send these in your kiddos lunch boxes, simply print, cut apart and sign your name.  :) 




We hope you have the best 2018-2019 school year.  Stop by a Play Street Museum location after school to get their wiggles out and let their imaginations run wild!