Who Says Backpacks Have To Be Boring? @JustPretendKids #Sponsored

*This post was written by me on behalf of Just Pretend Kids.  I received complimentary product samples to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.

    My seven year-old son loves to carry backpacks.  Since he was a toddler, he has always packed all of his toys and his electronic devices and carried them around with him everywhere.  Now that he is older, he is very picky about what he uses to carry his important treasures which is why I knew that he was going to fall in love with the Panda backpack from Just Pretend Kids.  Their plush stuffed animal backpacks are just perfect for traveling, school trips, sleepovers, and going away to camp.

    The animal backpacks are happy stand-alone pieces for back to school and their collection of costumes are perfect for capturing the essence of dress-up and pretend play that embodies the magic of childhood.  JPK uses quality fabrics for all of their products yet manages to keep them affordable for families on a budget, as most of us are.  Their costumes and accessories are designed to inspire children to dream, laugh, imagine and explore to their heart’s content.

    Costumes from Just Pretend Kids capture the essence of wonder and inspiration. JPK believes play is an educational tool that encourages social and creative growth. Their play accessories, tutus, and character costumes help kids dream and explore their imagination and creativity through pretending. From butterfly wings and tutus to caterpillar costumes and baby bunting bundles, each costume is sewn with utmost care in soft breathable fabrics that won’t irritate a little one’s skin or make them hot.

    My son had has been having a blast taking his Panda backpack with him everywhere.  As you can see from the photos, he is really attached to it and he even treats it with love.  After all, no pretend outfit can be complete without the perfect accessories.  The best part is that now kids don’t have to wait until Halloween to wear their favorite costumes and rock their favorite accessories.  Thanks to Just Pretend Kids, Halloween can be all year round!

Let’s Discuss:  What are some of the ways that you encourage pretend play with your own children?

Product Review/Giveaway disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above from Just Pretend Kids to test/review/giveaway in exchange for my opinion and for the purpose of writing this post. I only recommend products or services I use personally and I believe will be “family friendly.” I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. Karen Hewitt says

    That Panda is really cute, I can see my daughter liking that with a tutu on

  2. Love that Panda backpack! I wish I knew some child I could gift it to!!

  3. Amberlee Cave says

    That is so cute! I will have to see what other ones they have! I’m sure my girls would love them! Thanks for sharing!

  4. That is SO cute. We saw a little boy wearing a turtle backpack recently and my six year old loved it. I was actually wondering if other animals were available, but you just answered my question!

  5. Kay Adeola says

    That is the cutest backpack i have ever seen i want one for me forget the little ones lol

  6. Lean Lacaba says

    Very cute! I have a Winnie the Pooh one that I could not find the heart to throw or give away.

  7. aww! This is so cute! My daughter would love it! We love panda bears and she loves backpacks! I’ll be checking out this company soon!–Ashley Gill

  8. He looks so cute! I am sure that cute backpack keeps him warm also!

  9. You son and the backpack are both adorable! Love that it’s duo purpose!

  10. Daisy Tremorev says

    That is so adorable! My son will want one.

  11. That has to be the cutest back pack I have ever seen I love it!! (And want one for myself lol) x

  12. That is an extremely cute backpack!! My daughter is a teen and I know she’d love one, though a tad bigger to fit her books. 🙂

  13. Your panda backpack from Just Pretend Kids looks fun. I love backpacks myself. I carry mine with me to the gym and to work daily! I hope your son never grows out of having one. Great post!

  14. scentednights2002 says

    Oh that is so cute. My kids would have loved this when they were little.

  15. JadeLouise Designs says

    That is an awesome backpack! My kids would seriously love one of those!

  16. Oh wow that is a cute design! My Scarlett would adore this (and she has a panda winter hat too to co-ordinate) Thank you

  17. OMG, my daughter is a nut over stuffed animals. She would flip for one of these backpacks. I am going to have to think about getting her one for Christmas!

  18. Aww. A new best friend that carries your books. Now that is a great product!

  19. Jennifer Williams says

    That is so cute, I would love to have that for when my youngest and I are on the go.

  20. I have an almost 5 year old that would absolutely love that backpack. It is cute and so is your little guy! 🙂

  21. Linda Kinsman says

    We are big on pretend play here as well. We make up characters together, bring their stuffed toys and dolls to life etc. I know my youngest daughter- who has a thing for backpacks too would love this one!

  22. That is the cutest backpack ever! My son would have flipped for that when he was younger.

  23. When my daughter was young, she used to love to carry her “pack, pack” around with her. It was not an animal, but I know she would have loved it. Your little one looks so proud and happy!

  24. What an adorable backpack. It looks great on him! My kids are grown now but when they were younger they would pretend play all the time. I think maybe because we have very little game systems back then and no computers.

  25. My kids pretend play every day. It is great for their creativity and development. They both would adore the backpack!

  26. My daughter loves to pretend, especially when she’s having tea. She just loves to have tea and pretends to pour and drink. It’s so cute since she’s so young at only 1. 🙂

  27. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says

    It looks so squishy and lovable and so, so cute! It’s functional but it’s kinda like a toy friend too.

  28. Katherine Bartlett says

    My daughter loves to pretend all day long!

  29. This panda backpack is super cute. He can now take it everywhere he goes. Adorable.

  30. Teresa McCluskey says

    The panda backpack is way to cute! My daughter would love it, She is turning 3 soon and she is in a stage where she makes animal sounds, its way cool!

  31. These are so cute! My little lady would totally sport one! Thanks for sharing!

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