As the nights start getting cooler and summer is coming to an end, every child’s nightmare is becoming all too real – school is about to begin! This year, it’s time to get your kids excited about their education and be prepped for the school year ahead. Here are a few fun, creative back-to-school essentials that we just had to share!
Back to school countdown printables
This is a neat way to get a child of any age excited to go back to school. A seven day countdown is perfect to get your student ready for the school year ahead with mini-quizzes on the back of the card each day. For younger children leaving the nest for the first time, writing questions on the back regarding important information is a great way to feel assured that they will be okay without parents around. Questions about if they have allergies, their parents’ full names, and their home address will help the young ones memorize essential information about themselves. Writing an activity to complete that day to create some last-minute summer memories, or simply writing a reflection each day about your child’s eventful summer holiday are just a few other ideas for this fun, personalized back-to-school essential!
This is a great lunch to make to get kids excited rather than having to force down the same PB&J sandwich every day. In this example, home-made mini tacos are a healthier version of Lunchables and a fun way to spice up a child’s lunch bag! Making these creative lunches are also a great way of getting your child involved and talking about their day at school. Allow them to help pick out a recipe and make their lunch while hearing their stories about class, recess, and new friendships. Creative lunches are sure to help fix the problem of a fussy eater!
DIY portable homework station
Focusing more on middle-aged kids and teens, the portable homework station lets the student decide where they want to complete their homework, while ensuring they have all of the school supplies necessary. It’s a perfect set-up when your children are in that messy-teenager-stage, and always seem to be looking for everything that has been misplaced.
Hallway art display
This back-to-school essential is a prettier way to display your child’s artwork instead of trying to fit everything onto the fridge door. The clothes-line technique allows you to easily change your child’s artwork during the year to stay up-to-date with your little artist! To make your hallway art display really stand out, print a quote of your choice in vinyl to create additional wall décor.
This is a creative, school-themed treat to give your child on their first day of school at any age. Just create the pencil, fill it up with your child’s favorite candy, and it will be sure to make them smile! This is also a great gift to give to the entire class on the first day of school to welcome them all into a new school year.
Printable lunch note design
Send a memorable message to your child with these complementary lunch note designs!