Wednesday Wars: Markers vs. Colored pencils

“I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.” – Joe Fox You’ve Got Mail (1998).

I buy school supplies. I should say office supplies. But I don’t think colored pencils and markers count as true office supplies.

I love going to Target when all the school supplies overtake the back part of the store. Kids are ramming carts into shelves, begging for cool notebooks with the latest Disney disaster, parents reading over school supply lists, siblings fighting over markers and folders. It’s chaos at its finest.

Stuck between the rulers and the pencil pouches are markers and colored pencils. Kids are required to purchase both – a pack of markers and colored pencils. Parents typically have both on hand at home, the car, and the cabin.

But when it comes time to color – coloring books, cards, chemistry lab reports, etc. what do you grab first?

A pack of markers.

A pack of colored pencils.

That is the question.

My answer: colored pencils.


I ask. You answer.

  1. Best brand of colored pencils?
  2. Best brand of markers?



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