Target Dollar Section: Back to School

Who doesn’t love the dollar section at Target?  I am personally obsessed!  Some of their collections are better than others and recently the dollar section has been awesome!

Elin is not old enough for school yet and she is not in Preschool until next year but I went ahead and got her some workbooks and flashcards because I think she will enjoy looking at them and it never hurts to start purposeful play and learning.


This beautiful clear acrylic container was unfortunately not found in the dollar section but was still a steal in my opinion for $7.99. I love clear acrylic accessories. This one is so similar to this one but the Target version is much more affordable. I love that all her items can be seen easily in this container.


These flashcards looked right up Elin’s alley with Mickey Mouse and Doc McStuffins. I think she is going to love looking at all the pictures and learning the concepts of identifying the pictures and matching.


Then I noticed these workbooks targeted towards Preschool.  I think they are too advanced for her right now but I was just looking at all the pictures on the cover and the inside thinking how much she would love just looking at the pages and I think this will be great to maybe start closer to when she turns 3.


Then I spotted these cute first reader books and ABC stickers.  I know she will LOVE those stickers and the books.


Other items I saw was this tin for storing crayons.  I think this will be a great way to keep different mixed sets all together and is much more durable than the cardboard boxes the come with the crayons.


My next find that I love are these play packs of a little coloring book, four crayons and a sheet of stickers.  These are perfect to take on dinners out for entertaining and I stocked up for our upcoming vacation.  We have already gotten lots of use from these and it takes Elin awhile to get through a whole pack since there are a decent number of pages to color.  I hope Target continues to carry these.


Last but not lease they have Frozen items in the dollar section!  Most of it was school related and not appropriate for Elin’s age but I love these puzzles!  I know these are advanced as well with 48 pieces but I thought she might enjoy checking them out and watching me put them together.  So basically this was a purchase for me but she might get some educational value by watching me put them together. 🙂


I think I found some great items but I know not all Target’s sell the same things in their dollar sections.  Did anyone else find something interesting that I missed?


  1. What great finds! She will love checking those out!

  2. Ooh I’m in love with the crayon box!

  3. I love Target’s dollar section! The closest Target to us had a few items but we went a little farther to a bigger Target & it was a million times better!

  4. I want to shop at your target! We found some similar great stuff but nothing that awesome! No frozen or doc. We did clean house on some great ABC and numbers puzzles so it was worth the trip! I hope she has fun with all the goodies you picked up!

  5. So much cute stuff! I haven’t been in school for a looong time, but I still love back to school supplies (for myself, not Ezzy!). There’s just something about notebooks and new pens that I can’t get enough of.

  6. WHAT?!!? I haven’t seen Frozen stuff in our dollar bin. I’m calling to file a complaint!!!!

  7. What?! I didn’t see the Frozen puzzles! I will definitely be checking back and get a couple for Mia’s birthday (that’s not until December, ha ha! But it’s going to be a winter wonderland/frozen theme!) I love Target’s dollar section lately!