Sure, you've (hopefully) been wearing cloth face masks for several months now — but what about the kiddos? Many states have not required children to wear masks since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but as schools reopen, it's probably time to start checking out some styles your little ones will feel comfortable keeping on all day in a classroom. Luckily, several brands are now catering to kids' specific mask needs — from smaller sizing to fun prints they'll be eager to show off.
But the customization options don't stop there. With our favorite masks for children, you can choose the cloth type, decide between elastic and tie-string ear straps, and pick the coverage type that is perfect for your kids. The best part? Many of them come in packs of multiples! Read on for our top picks.
This pack of fitted face coverings features masks in four fun-yet-neutral designs, so your kiddo can pick and choose which one they want to wear to school each morning. Constructed with nose-to-chin coverage, these masks are super comfy — so you'll know your young student will have no problem keeping them on all day.
To buy: nordstrom.com , $18
Know a kid who'll want a different mask for every day of the week and then some? These colorful packs from Old Navy are sure to do the trick. Not only does each pack come with 10 different masks, but there are also lots of packs available in different themes and color schemes.
To buy: oldnavy.com , $25
Who doesn't want to display a toothy shark grin or a sizzling pepperoni pizza across their face? Certainly no child we know. These 3-packs from Amazon are available in a handful of different designs, and they're so affordable, you might as well order them all!
To buy: amazon.com, $13
Want to keep something with a little more coverage on hand? These seamless bandana masks for kids are must-haves for the school year. With prints featuring animals, planets, and food, you know these masks will be a hit in the classroom.
To buy: amazon.com, $16
Need to quickly replenish your little one's face mask stash? These top-rated masks are only $4 for a pack of two — and they come in plenty of fun prints (think dinosaurs, sharks, and basketballs) as well as solid colors.
To buy: target.com , $4
These brightly colored tie masks are meant to make things easier for parents with particularly young kids, or kids who have a habit of fidgeting with ear straps. Thanks to the comfy tie-strap design, you can fasten the straps on the back of your child's head for a secure, fidget-free hold.
To buy: bloomingdales.com , $15
Hillary Maglin is a digital ecommerce editor who splits most of her time between New York City and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You can find her on Instagram @hillarymaglin, where her DMs are always open to discuss travel gear, wine bars, and Taylor Swift’s latest record.