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15 First Day of School Traditions You Should Adopt NOW

It’s back to school time! I love surprising my boys with new traditions and making memories which {{hopefully}} they’ll look back on and feel my love for them. Today I’ve found a few new first day of school traditions and activities and a couple twists on the tried and true ones.I hope this year you’ll start a new 1st day of school traditions with your kiddos.  It’s never to late to start! 

15 First Day of School Traditions You Should Adopt NOW

We’ve taken away all the guess work on back to school traditions with these incredible tutorials. For even more first day of school activities and traditions Tip Junkie’s Creative Community has over 280 tutorials. You can always search there if you’’re looking for more tutorials with step-by-step instructions. {wink}

First Day of School Traditions

First Day of School Traditions

1.  ‘Twas the Night Before School ~ It’’s that time of year again where the warm summer days are drawing to an end and Fall is just around the corner, which means… BACK TO SCHOOL! Whether your kiddos are the type to love or dread the back to school time of year, this ‘Twas the Night Before School dinner is the perfect way to start the year! Your child will feel like a king when they get to wear a crown and choose what they want for dinner from a menu.

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2.  Red Apple Donut Holes ~ Kids will love these apple donut holes and it just might get them excited for school! They can help you decorate them, or whip them out as a surprise breakfast the day school starts.

diy apple balloons

3.  DIY Apple Balloons ~ Balloons are such a great way to decorate in an inexpensive way. If you are looking for a way to take your balloon decorations up a notch, these apple balloons are easy to create and look gorgeous for any party.

First Day of School Signs & Banner

4. First Day of School Signs & Banner {free printables} ~ Photo props are not only fun for parties, but also fun for the first day of school photo ops. Silly grins, funny poses and the true personality comes out in a person when photographed with them. Not only that, they add personality to the photographs. 

First Day of School Lunch {free printables}

5. First Day of School Lunch {free printables} ~ Make your child’s back to school lunch extra special and fun with these free printables.  

Rainbow Chevron Back to School Party

6. Rainbow Chevron Back to School Party ~ Making the summer to school transition fun is so important! These are some adorable party ideas to help that happen! From colorful chevron stripes to school supplies to treats your little gal or guy is bound to be a happy back to schooler!

Back to School Breakfast in Bed

7.  Back to School Breakfast in Bed ~ Surprise your child with breakfast in bed!  Serve them their favorite breakfast and add some words of encouragement, they’’ll be able to start the year off with a positive attitude!

Back to School Lunch Notes

8.  Back to School Lunch Notes ~ Check out these super cute lunch box notes to put into your child’s lunch box! With a couple different sayings to choose from all you have to do is print, cut out and place in your child’s lunch! A fun way to let your child know you are thinking of them even while they are at school!

Food Allergy Labels

9.  Food Allergy Labels ~ If you have a child with food allergies these are a great resource to use.  Simply download, print and trim to add to your child’s food as an added reminder to the teachers and staff at school.  

First Day of School Activities

First Day of School Activities

10.  Back to School T-shirt With Handprints ~ Purchase an adult-sized T-shirt for your little one and take a photo each year until he or she actually fits in it. On the back there’s a place to put their handprint each year.  Such a great keepsake!

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11. School Binder ~ If you have school aged children, check out this post with a fabulous back to school binder! Great to create as a piece of memorabilia that will also keep your kids organized! All you need to do is print and grab a binder!

Free Photo Borders Download First Day of School

Free Photo Borders Download First Day of School

12.  First Day of School Printables ~ Photo props are not only fun for parties, but also fun for the first day of school photo ops.  Silly grins, funny poses and the true personality comes out in a person when photographed with them. Not only that, they add personality to the photographs. 

First Day of School Signs

13.  First Day of School Signs {free printables} ~ A fun photo prop for the first day of school.  It tells the childs grade and year.  

1st Day of School

1st Day of School

14.  All About Me {free printable} ~ What better way to start off the upcoming school year than to interview your child! This post features a printable interview sheet you can use for grades preschool to twelfth! All you have to do is download print and wrangle your kids to sit down with you long enough to get a few answers out of them.

Back to School Teacher Emergency Kit

Back to School Survival Kit

15.  Back to School Teacher Emergency Kit {free printable} ~ This is a darling meet-the-teacher gift as it’s an emergency kit for the teacher with supplies.

 

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