For the first time ever I attempted a Video Review! So to watch the video, just click the link! It was fun but I don’t think I will be doing video reviews for every set just yet. Just some of them for now.
This is a set from Our Generation. It retails for $29.99 and is available at Target. The set includes:
- filing cabinet
- goldfish bowl
- pair of glasses
- teacher’s notebook
- bottle of white glue
- tape dispenser with roll of tape
- 2 pens
- 2 highlighters
- pair of scissors
- pencil with eraser cap
- pencil sharpener
- box of 6 crayons
- 2 sheets of stickers
- set of 8 index cards
- 4 file folders
- 2 post it note pads
- 2 text books
- 2 copy books
- 30 loose-leaf sheets of lined paper
The filing cabinet is adorable. It is in a cute shade of blue with silver trim along the top edges of the drawers. It is on casters that actually swivel and the wheels roll. It is what I would consider close to scale. Each drawer actually opens and provides quite a bit of storage with space on top to store things as well.
This goldfish in the fish bowl is adorable! I am so excited it was included in the set. I did notice while examining it, the bottom will pop off with the goldfish attached to it. I think it would be cute to add a few pieces of greenery or some tiny pebbles.
It wouldn’t be an Our Generation set without a pair of glasses of some kind! And this set includes a pair of black cat eye glasses with a little red bow on one side.
The teacher’s notebook is a basic steno notebook like in Our Generation’s mini set Take A Letter (the pink typewriter). I would have preferred the notebook be a solid color versus the apple and the words Teacher’s Notebook, but it is still cute and a great addition. I will just keep mine open like in the picture below on the right.
No classroom set would be complete without an apple! This one is really cute…if you only look at it from one side. It has this awful circle and the words BATTAT CHINA stamped into it! Oh well, keep that side turned away.
How cute is this glue bottle?! I don’t already have one of these, so this is a new piece for me. It is cute as is, or you could glue an Elmer’s label on it.
Another new accessory for me is the tape dispenser! It has real working tape as well! (I didn’t unroll mine because my boys take any and all tape they can find)
This stapler is adorable! It will even ‘staple’ as the piece has some movement to it. Before this set, I didn’t have a stapler either. I had seen other mini staplers but the scale never seemed right so I always made excuses not to get one. I am so excited to finally have a stapler that I feel is the correct size!
I really like these pens! They are new for Our Generation. Before this set, they only offered different color options of the black pen shown below. I love that the caps can actually be removed as well.
Highlighters are a definite school necessity and this set offers a pink and a yellow one. They both have removable caps as well. I love these!
Scissors have been available in many Our Generation sets, and these are probably my third or fourth pair. You can never have too many pairs of scissors though! This set offers a green pair.
There is a pencil with a large ornamental heart eraser on one end. It is not removable either. The pencil sharpener is adorable and completely safe as it isn’t an actual blade but merely plastic. The pencil fits in the sharpener perfectly as well.
Oh. My. Goodness. These crayons are adorable! The fact that they are all individual crayons is an added bonus. I would have preferred there to have been more crayons but I will just be happy with what I have!
There are two sheets of stickers! There are red apples on a clear background and gold stars on a clear background. Now your ‘A’ papers will be able to be rewarded!
There are eight index cards in this set. On one side they look like basic ordinary index cards and on the other they have the OG and heart in the bottom right corner. I like the basic side better but at least they gave the option. Also four of them come taped together in the packaging. You can remove the tape without tearing them, however, it leaves a sticky residue I haven’t been able to figure out how to remove yet. I am afraid that Goo-Gone will ruin them.
There are four file folders included in the set. They are adorable and I believe they would be easy to replicate in order to have enough to fill an entire drawer on the filing cabinet. As you can see they are sized perfectly for the dolls and for the paper included in the set.
There are two post it note tablets included in this set. They are the pink and green ones below on the left. The ‘I love school!’ is only on the top sheet so it could be pulled off easily if you don’t want it on there. The two pictures below on the right show these post it notepads in comparison to the one included in Z’s Desk Set. The Our Generation brand is on the bottom of the stack and the American Girl brand is on top. So while the sizes are different, they aren’t that different. After all we have many sizes of post it notes available, why shouldn’t our dolls?
The text books are just like all of the other books Our Generation puts out…empty. But they are cute props. One says History and the other says Geography on the cover. The History text book is dark pink with light pink stripes and green pages. The Geography book is green with yellow/gold stripes and pink pages.
There are two composition books in the set. Our Generation call them copy books. Either way, they are adorable and realistic. The gold/yellow notebook is labeled math and the pink notebook is labeled spelling. The pages are lined but otherwise empty so you can add your own notes!
There are 30 sheet of loose leaf paper included! That is about three times more than I have ever gotten from an Our Generation set! Score! You can never have too much paper!
The backpack is bright pink (the second and third picture are more accurate in what the color looks like in person) with brown faux leather piping and bow. The straps are plenty long for a doll to actually wear it. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the bag was actually lined! That is not common with Our Generation products but I love that this one is!
Overall this is an amazing set! It has some repeated accessories but there are so many new ones as well!