If your child needs to learn how to have an organized knapsack, the following are some of the skills he may need to learn. Typically, the disorganized knapsack features the red behaviors below, and your child might need to learn their green counterparts.
every paper has a home
homework in homework folder
supplies in supply bag
tall books in back, short books in front
zip up your pockets
crumbs and dirt in the garbage can
stuffing papers all over
homework in reading folder
supplies at the bottom of briefcase
tall and short books mixed up
letting things fly out of pocket
crumbs and dirt in the knapsack
Additionally, he may need to learn to put garbage in the garbage can instead of leaving it in his knapsack. He may need to color code his folders in order to put papers in the right compartment.
It is important to remember that just because organization skills come naturally to you, doesn't mean that your child has those skills, too.
Break down the precise skills the child needs to learn, and teach each one individually. Use the red and green list above to get you started!