There are many different feelings associated with that back-to-school time of year. Whether you dread it or love it, there are ways to make it more fun and meaningful for the whole family. Back-to-school traditions provide positive associations that can ease the transition for your kids, year after year. Here are some back-to-school traditions to start!
Help kids in need
While you’re filling backpacks for your own kids, start a tradition to fill up a backpack or two to donate to a local shelter or low-income school. There are so many kids who don’t have the supplies they need. Make it a fun tradition to let your kids plan out what needs to go in the backpack, and then let them help you shop.
Have a back-to-school feast
Many families enjoy holding a back-to-school feast for the whole family to celebrate all the good things the new school year holds. This can be done the night before, or the evening of the first day. It’s a time to make the kids feel special and let them share how the first day went. Let them help plan the menu. You can even toast to a fun year with non-alcoholic sparkling cider!
Another fun way to celebrate the start of a new school year is to give your kids personalized pencils. You can order them at Amazon for less than $1 per pencil. Your kids will enjoy having their own, clearly marked pencils to start each year.
This is a fun one for parents–once the kids are off on the first day, celebrate with a parents-only breakfast. Whether you go out to your favorite brunch spot or just enjoy some time on the patio, it’s a great way kick off your first kid-free hours. No one will argue that you deserve it!