Whether your child is going back to school or just starting out, the first day of the school year is one every child anticipates. Some may be scared and anxious and some may be excited, pacing the house ready to leave the morning of. Either way, doing something special on their first day of school will help to get the school year off right. Here are a few first day ideas inspired by Pinterest. For more ideas, visit our Pinterest page: www.pinterest.com.
1. Let your little scholar know you’re thinking of them by sneaking this cute treat in their lunch box on the first day. Find a variety of printable templates at bethproudfoot.blogspot.com, as well as a variety of other fun projects.
2. Kids aren’t the only ones who sometimes experience anxiety on the first day of school! Sometimes the first day of school is hard on mom too. As you drop off your children, pass around these coffee travel mugs to your friends and invite them to meet up after the school bell rings. Find the printable signs and tips for putting it all together at jacolynmurphy.com.
3. Who wouldn’t giggle if this is what they saw when they opened their lunchbox? Make lunchtime exciting by creating a lunch with personality. For instructions on creating this lunch, as well as other lunches with personality, visit lisastorms.typepad.com.
4. Few kids will walk out of the house on the first day of school without having a photo taken to commemorate the event. Add a little flare to your photos by downloading one of the many free printable signs for your child to hold, at howdoesshe.com.
5. After your kids get home, sit down together to talk about all the exciting things they did during the day while munching on a healthy after-school snack. Visit cutefoodforkids.com for tips on creating this Very Hungry Caterpillar inspired treat, and many other creative food ideas.
6. You’ve read The Kissing Hand, it seems, a thousand times, in hopes of easing your child’s anxiety of going to school. Don’t let them leave the house without their very own “kissing hand.” Checkout motherhoodonadime.com for more tips.