Supplies, Supplies, Supplies
Back to school for me meant shopping for new school supplies that showcased who I was creatively, or the fact that I was obsessed with My Little Pony. Letting your child choose what pens, pencils, and notebooks they want to use encourages their creative expression while getting them excited for a new school year.
Bond Over Books
As a child one of my favorite back to school activities was creating book covers for my textbooks. I’d use recycled paper bags and with my moms help I would decorate my cover with hearts, glitter, and stickers. It was so much fun and every time I’d take one of my books out for class I’d remember the fun I had decorating.
Know Thy Neighbor
We’ve all experienced what it’s like to walk into a room and not know anyone. As an adult it can be terrifying, so imagine what it feels like for a child. Encourage your child to introduce themselves to their classmates and watch how fast they make friends.
Set it and forget it.
During the summer your child’s schedule may consist of play, play, play. But when it’s back to school time a consistent schedule is a must. Using your child’s input will show them that you value their opinion, plus it will also set up great organizational skills, as they get older.
What activities would you recommend for an easy back to school season? Share in the comments below!