ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Holiday Shopping in a Teacher Supply Store

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Holiday Shopping in a Teacher Supply Store

While my family is gearing up for Thanksgiving and a quiet weekend at home together, many are gearing up for a busy weekend of post Thanksgiving shopping.  We have a few favorite shops for finding toys that teach, craft supplies, and the newest learning games.  Hint. Sometimes teacher supply stores are one of the best resources for filling stockings, finding great toys for the little ones on your  gift giving list, picking a useful gift for a teacher, or stocking up for birthday parties. Your children More than just bulletin board decorations, curriculum kits, and name tags, teacher supply stores are full of great toys, puppets, books, games, and puzzles.

I have already done a bit of my Christmas shopping at MPM School Supplies.  One of our younger sons is really into Schleich animals. We found a few of the creatures he didn't already have in this online teacher store.  They are a different brand, but similar in quality and appearance. These are tucked away to be added to his stocking.

My oldest son is a huge LEGO fan. He has mastered many kits, so for Christmas he thinks he is up for the challenge of NanoBlocks. We are looking forward to wrapping up the Space Shuttle set for him.

MPM School Supplies has competitive prices, a large selection, speedy shipping within the US, and a great selection of clearance products for you to check out!  The regular priced items are organized by department.  Many of you will appreciate their fun selection of Dramatic Play and Active Play products.  I also found myself dreaming up activities while searching the Manipulatives.  I am also tempted to go back through the store and pick out some Art & Craft Supplies to stuff my daughter's stocking with.

MPMSchool Supplies is offering the readers of ABC & 123 an opportunity to shop their store at 10% off throughout the holiday season.  Use this link to receive 10% off your first 10 orders.  Happy Shopping!

Disclosure: gifted me with a $25 certificate to purchase the items of my choice in exchange for posting about their online store here.  The opinions are my own.


  1. Hi Katie!

    We're thrilled that you had a positive shopping experience with MPM School Supplies! We appreciate that this season, more than most, can get hectic and want to thank you for taking the time to check out our teacher store and share your thoughts. Your feedback is invaluable and we are grateful for your thoroughness!

    It looks like you found some great gifts for your kiddos too! We hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season!


  2. This is a great idea and some great advice. I *love* shopping for my kids at teacher supply stores because I know the toys there are educational and they are usually high quality too! We are thinking of having our family participate in a toy drive-type activity this year, and we discussed getting some toys at our local teacher supply store! Hopefully others will consider it as well.