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22 Hilarious Classroom Supplies You NEED if You’re a Teacher


22 Hilarious Supplies You NEED if You're a Teacher

If you think back to your formative years, chances are the fun teachers were the most memorable. No doubt everyone appreciates teachers who can cut up and those who aren’t afraid to embrace their sense of humor. To be honest, a little jocularity helps everyone get through the day, no matter what that day might hold, and some might even manage to crack a smile or three. Life is tough enough, and there’s plenty of time for the serious stuff, so show your kids that sometimes laughter is the best medicine. Ahead you’ll find a list of the funniest supplies you NEED if you’re a teacher. 

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1. In case you want to scare the bejeezus out of your new class

Tears of My Students Funny Teacher Mug_22 Hilarious Classroom Supplies You NEED if You're a Teacher

For the first day of the new school year, I can think of no better way to send a message to an incoming class. I’m sure everyone will fall in line when they see you partaking in the tears of your students. This hilarious cup has text on both sides, it holds 11 oz. of your favorite beverage, and it’s microwave and dishwasher safe.  

2. Take a beach break

22 Hilarious Classroom Supplies You NEED if You're a Teacher

This one should be self-explanatory. Summer break is almost here and what a better idea than a Mini Beach-Break Sandbox?

3. You can get things done; you just need the right motivation

What to Get Done Funny Notepad_22 Hilarious Classroom Supplies You NEED if You're a Teacher

Nothing like a little motivation to get the job done, am I right? This to-do list pad gives you plenty of room to plan, accomplish, delegate, or postpone everything on your list, and when all your boxes have been checked, you can reward yourself and “pick your poison.” Each pad comes with 60 sheets, and you can choose from an assortment of styles. And don’t worry, there’s no judgment if everything lands in the “postponed” column. 

4. You have been warned…

Silently Correcting Your Grammar Shirt_22 Hilarious Classroom Supplies You NEED if You're a Teacher

For English teachers, this is a must-have, if for no other reason than to warn kids (and adults) everywhere. These t-shirts are made with a soft polyester-cotton blend, plus they’re machine washable and dryer friendly. Choose from six colors. Need more grammar nerds gift ideas? Check out this listicle!

5. Who says office supplies have to look like office supplies?

Balloon Dog Tape Dispenser

Every teacher knows how important tape is to any classroom, but no one says your dispenser has to be boring. Made from a high-quality resin available in a punchy red, this balloon doggy will instantly brighten your desktop and no doubt bring a smile to some little faces. 

6. Sass on a sticky note, gotta love it

Sassy Sticky Note Pads_22 Hilarious Classroom Supplies You NEED if You're a Teacher

Notepads are an essential item for teachers, but no one says a dash of sass is off-limits. With super funny notes across the top, these notepads will undoubtedly make you chuckle. This set includes four notepads, each with 50 sticky sheets.  

7. Let’s hope this one doesn’t give the kids any ideas

Nose Pencil Sharpeners

This nose-shaped pencil sharpener will be the hit of the classroom. When your kids need a sharp point, and they shove the pencil up the nose and twist, you can cue the giggles. These nose pencil sharpeners sharpen to a fine tip, with no jagged edges, and they come in a pack of 12, so there’s plenty to go around. 

8. I don’t know but teaching doesn’t sound so lemon squeezy

Being a Teacher is Easy Sarcastic Mug_22 Hilarious Classroom Supplies You NEED if You're a Teacher

This hilarious cup really nails what it’s like to be a teacher, doesn’t it? It holds 11 oz. of whatever you’re drinking, it’s printed on both sides, and it’s microwave and dishwasher safe. 

9. A card game dedicated to your profession sounds pretty big time to me

Punderdome Pun Card Game

A card game for teachers? Who knew? This rib-tickling game offers teachers (and word nerds) everywhere a chance to have some fun and play with the play on words. The Punderdome is intended for three players or more, and it’ll make a great addition to your next game night or team-building event.

10. Students keep asking for your pencils? Use that as a grammar lesson!

22 Hilarious Classroom Supplies You NEED if You're a Teacher

11. Ain’t this the truth…

I Before E Funny Teacher Supplies

With all its rules and exceptions to the rules, we all know that the English language is hard, and this cup makes that pretty clear. This ceramic cup is printed on both sides, so no one misses the joke; it’s microwave and dishwasher safe and will undoubtedly make an excellent gift for English teachers everywhere. 

12. Cutesy notepads: check!

Punny Notepads

These adorable note pads get the message across without being offensive so, they’ll no doubt make a great addition to any teacher’s supply stash. Each order comes with four notepads, each containing 50 sheets. 

13. This cute cat note dispenser

22 Hilarious Classroom Supplies You NEED if You're a Teacher

14. The new marketing campaign for science

Science - Like Magic But Real T-Shirt

Science teachers, this one’s for you, and if this doesn’t make you crack a smile, I don’t know what will. This shirt is — well, kind of true. Made from a soft polyester-cotton blend, this shirt is breathable and machine washable. 

15. Tired of repeating yourself? Here’s a little backup

"I Said No!" Pen_22 Hilarious Classroom Supplies You NEED if You're a Teacher

Of all the ways you can say no, I bet you never knew you could do it with a pen and the touch of a button! The pen might just win the award for “most useful item” in any classroom. Shaped like a megaphone, the loudspeaker on this pen actually works and spits out various ways to say no, including, “I said no!”, “Ummm a yeah, NO!” and “OH NO!” Each order comes with three talking pens in blue, red, and black. 

16. Statistics can be so interesting

5 out of 4 People Struggle with Math T-Shirt

This shirt shines a light on the difficulties of math and offers a great way for you to share your sense of humor with the class. Made from a soft jersey knit, this shirt is machine washable for easy care. 

17. Another casualty of math, what’s the probability?

Stabbed Guy Pen Holder_22 Hilarious Classroom Supplies You NEED if You're a Teacher

“Dead Fred” is probably one the quirkiest desktop supply items we’ve come across, and you’d be hard-pressed not to smile when you see him. Measuring only five inches long, Fred fits on the busiest of desks, and he’s a great alternative to your boring pencil cup (let’s face it, you really only use one pen anyway). Kindergarten teachers, you may want to skip this one. 

18. A healthy outlet for stress is important  

Punching Bag (Cuz You Need It)

For anyone who feels stressed at work, this desktop punching bag makes a great gift. With a super-strong suction cup, this punching bag works on any surface, and it comes with an air pump, so your bag can always take a punch. This punching bag is a great stress buster, so invite your student to take a swing after a big test or a few minutes in the hot seat. Teachers, you may want to hold out until the bell rings. 

19. No one likes forehead notes

Wrist Reminder Bracelets

If you’re pretty forgetful but not too keen on writing reminders on your forehead, these sticky watchband notes might the next best thing. Additionally, these notes might be an excellent way to send notes home with the little ones. Each set comes with 100 sticky notes.  

20. Hashtags: #master of reinvention

Sharp, Not Hashtag Mug for Music Teachers

Ah yes, before social media, the hashtag had another life, and this fun cup shares the news. Perfect for music teachers, like the others, this cup has an 11 oz. capacity, and it’s microwave and dishwasher safe. 

21. Proceed with caution, people

This flipbook is basically the analog way of posting your mood for those who aren’t on social media. With 29 emojis, this spiral-bound book covers every emotion and then some, so kids and co-workers alike have fair warning as they approach your desk.  

22. Everyone likes a happy little note

Bob Ross Sticky Notes

It’s hard to argue that the world can use a little more Bob Ross right about now, so share your message and maybe a happy tree or two with these delightful Bob Ross sticky notes, and bring a smile to someone’s day. 

Life is short, and school days can be way too long, so sprinkle a little merriment with a few of the funniest supplies any teacher can have. From coffee mugs to hilarious t-shirts, it’s all in good fun; no doubt both your students and co-workers will appreciate it. 

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Sharon Brandwein

Sharon Brandwein is a parenting writer whose work has also appeared on ABCNews, Parents, and Scary Mommy. When she’s not busy curating a wardrobe for her puppy, you can find her documenting her life as a writer on her website.

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