First Day of School Traditions

Summer has really flown by! It seems like we just celebrated the last day of school. While I know the kids and I are craving the routine that school brings, we are a little sad to see summer come to an end. But I am busy planning our first day of school.

We have some first day of school traditions that we look forward to kicking off the school year. From the annual back to school pictures to a fun breakfast, it helps set the tone for the day and the school year!

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First Day of School Traditions

via Giggles Galore

First Day of School Interview PageDocument all of the anticipation and excitement of the first day of school with a back to school interview!

Have The Backpack Fairy VisitHave the kiddos leave their backpacks by their beds with the hopes of the back-to-school-fairy coming by that night, filling their bags with fun and playful supplies.

Special Lunchbox TreatsYour kid will think you’re the sweetest parent ever if they open up their lunchbox half way through the day and see a special treat wrapped up in well-wishes.

Morning Back To School PresentsEncourage their genius with these adorable and pun-y Smarties printouts.

via Our Best Bites

First Day of School Lunchbox Love Notes: Just print off these adorable lunchbox love notes and tie them onto a treat or two to tuck into their lunchbox.

School Supply Scavenger HuntAdd excitement by sending your kids on a back to school scavenger hunt in search of their new school supplies.

First Day of School Mom and Me BraceletsEvery first day, try this sweet “mommy and me” bracelet tradition, where the two of you have matching jewelry to feel connected.

via Giggles Galore

Back to School Time Capsule: Make a back to school time capsule together on the first day of school to preserve memories.

Surprise Animal Sandwiches For Lunch: If you have time before it’s time to cart them off to homeroom, try making their first lunch back extra exciting by crafting their sandwiches into cute animal faces.

Mom’s Back To School Coffee: That first day back isn’t just all about the kids you know – round up the moms for a fun hangout by passing out coffees with these sweet invites.

via How Does She?

Bake a Giant Cookie: I think this is on the most fun traditions. And what kid wouldn’t love a giant cookie on the first day of school?

Jitter GlitterIf your child is anxious and nervous for the first day of school, this “Jitter Glitter”might be the perfect thing to help calm those nerves.

First Day Of School CountdownBuild anticipation around that last week of summer by creating this cute paper-link countdown calendar, inching them closer and closer to the school bus and their friends.

via Frog Prince Paperie

First Day of School Mini Schultüte: Make it a tradition to hand them this fun mini schultute every new year, filled with pretty school supplies, candy, and knick knacks to make that first day back all the more festive.

Write a ”Hello, Teacher” note: Start the school year off write with a little note to the teacher. It helps their teachers get to know them better!

Decorate Your Kitchen EntranceMake the kids walk through a streamer door framed with balloons to make that last hour before school feel extra fun and silly.

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