Is it just me or does it feel like summer is flying by? I know back-to-school time will be here before I know it. Help your child get excited about their return or start of school with these fun back-to-school traditions! I believe that if you create a sense of excitement it will help your child forget about some of those back-to-school jitters and feel important and loved.
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Here are some fun ideas for that first day of school to create some magical memories including special treats, books, photo props, lunch notes, fun supplies, and more!
A special treat after school or before. Here are a few ideas:
“Notebook” Rice Crispy treats from Nichole of @_aloveylittlelife. I love how Nichole took a simple treat and adding her spin to make it look like a notebook. So simple and cute!
“Apple” donut by FestiveFancyFrugal. Who doesn’t love donuts?!
This library card-inspired printable is a cute and easy way to find out what your kid’s teachers like so you can show your appreciation throughout the year. No more scrambling to figure out what they like during Christmas, Teacher Appreciation Week, end of the year, or just because! This printable will give you lots of ideas to choose from to make them feel special.
You can do a “back to school party” with a couple friends or even just decorate your breakfast table for their first day of school. I love these fun-themed party goods.
Or this paper plate option is so fun, especially paired with these balloons. This back-to-school-themed confetti from Shop Sweet Lulu would add a fun touch to a tablescape. Lastly, I’m obsessed with these fringe napkins.
You could also pack a special lunch or include a sweet note in your child’s lunchbox. It is sure to put a smile on their face. Lana’s Shop has these FREE lunch note illustrated printables that you can print and include during that first week (or any other time).
Lana’s Shop also has this super cute free coloring page available which would make a cute gift from a student to a teacher during that first week.
And of course, don’t forget those cute back to school photos! Here is some fun ideas.
How sweet are these apple balloons?! I love this idea by Danielle @daniellepaschka.
Books are also a great idea to help prepare your little one for the return to school.
I love Our Class is a Family by Shannon Olsen and illustrated by Sandie Sonke
Book Description: Teachers do so much more than just teach academics. They build a sense of community within their classrooms, creating a home away from home where they make their students feel safe, included, and loved. With its heartfelt message and colorfully whimsical illustrations, “Our Class is a Family” is a book that will help build and strengthen that class community. Kids learn that their classroom is a place where it’s safe to be themselves, it’s okay to make mistakes, and it’s important to be a friend to others. When hearing this story being read aloud by their teacher, students are sure to feel like they are part of a special family.
And of course, a new school year would not be complete without a new backpack. I’m eyeing this classic mini one for my oldest. They make a regular size one too. It also comes in other colors, like Navy and Green.
Do you have any other ideas for back to school traditions?
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