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!
First Day of School Traditions
First Day of School Interview Page: Document all of the anticipation and excitement of the first day of school with a back to school interview!
Morning Back To School Presents: Encourage their genius with these adorable and pun-y Smarties printouts.
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.
First Day Of School Countdown: Build 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.
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!
Jitter Glitter: If 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.
Have The Backpack Fairy Visit: Have 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 Treats: Your 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.
School Supply Scavenger Hunt: Add excitement by sending your kids on a back to school scavenger hunt in search of their new school supplies.
Back to School Time Capsule: Make a back to school time capsule together on the first day of school to preserve memories.
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.
Decorate Your Kitchen Entrance: Make the kids walk through a streamer door framed with balloons to make that last hour before school feel extra fun and silly.
From back-to-school shopping sprees to the heartwarming first day photos, these first day of school traditions kick off a new school year. With each passing year, these first day of school traditions create lasting memories for not only parents, but their children.