We can't believe it, but back-to-school season is nearly upon us. And although we don't want to speak too soon, it looks like your kiddos will be saying goodbye to virtual learning and heading back to their school classrooms for in-person instruction (*insert happy mom dance here*).
As you head out in the coming weeks to stock up on the usual pencils, notebooks and erasers, it's safe to say that one thing you should also include on your school supply lists are face masks. To continue in ending the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control maintains that people wear cloth face masks in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, i.e. a school classroom. And per the Academy of Pediatrics, this recommendation extends to kids older than two years old (babies and toddlers under the age of two should not wear masks, which could pose a choking hazard).
By now, you probably have the whole mask thing down, but although your little ones are used to slipping one on to go into a store or restaurant, having to wear one for a full school day is an entirely different story. Itchy fabrics, ear straps that are too tight or too loose, or materials that makes your mini me feel hot and claustrophobic are all a recipe for disaster.
But never fear, here we have complied 15 kid approved face masks that they'll actually want to wear to school. From fun colors and cool prints to lightweight and breathable fabrics, these will have your student covered from the classroom to the kickball field—literally.