“I want to thank you for such a wonderful product!  They are a huge hit at our library, and the kids go crazy for them. I appreciate what great selections of products are in the bags.” Jessica Haught, Children’s Department, Birchard Public Library of Sandusky County

Sprout Early Learning Backpacks are perfect for parents, schools, child care centers, preschools, and libraries. There are currently 33 different backpacks. Libraries, schools, and other community organizations in 30 states have ordered the backpacks for their patrons to check out.

The backpacks are brimming with high-quality early learning materials, books, and activities, with activity guides that make learning fun! All materials are developmentally appropriate for young children and teach valuable concepts children need to know for school success. The activity guides provide easy-to-follow instructions, along with tips for in-home connections and ideas to stimulate conversation that supports learning.


Similar to the Sprout Early Learning backpacks, Little Sprouts backpacks support Ohio's Infant/Toddler Guidelines. These backpacks give parents and caregivers easy-to-follow activities and in-home suggestions to make learning fun and easy.  Each Backpack is themed and typically includes several picture books, two to three educational games or toys, and an activity guide showing how to use the items.

As of July 1, 2023, backpacks are currently $69 each. There is an additional 15% shipping and handling charge for all orders. Payment can be made via check or ACH; Note that credit card payments will incur an additional 3.5% fee. Invoices are emailed when your order is shipped. To eliminate sales tax for those in Ohio, a tax-exempt form must be included with the order. 

Download an order form. To place your order or receive additional information, please contact Rebecca at 330-491-3272 or rspilios@ecresourcecenter.org. 

Backpack Options/Listing:
View images of backpacks (please be aware that backpacks may change slightly from what is pictured, as items become unavailable) via the links below:

Little Sprouts Backpacks: for ages 1-3

Cause & Effect
Oops! Look at That!
What’s that Sound?

Grouping & Categorizing
Colors All Around
Silly Sort & Stack

Spatial Relationships
Shapes in My World for One-Year-Olds
Shapes in My World for Two-Year-Olds

Barnyard Fun
Everyday Objects

Problem Solving
1,2,3, Look at Me!

Crash, Boom, Bang!
Going to the Market

Sprout Early Learning Backpacks: for ages 3-8

Social Studies
Families are Special
Rules Keep Us Safe
In My Community
My Pizza Shop
Friendship & Sharing

Language Arts
Cookie Comprehension
On the Farm Rhyme Time
Healthy Me, A,B,C
Words, Musical Words
Writing A to Z

Fish Counting 1,2,3
Snake Length
Shapes All Around
Color Patterns

Seasons of the Year
Life Cycle of a Frog
Get Up & Go
Backyard Discovery

I am Special &  Unique
Me & My Emotions
I am Calm & Focused
I am Strong & Confident