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35 First Day Of School Activities

Here are 35 back to school resources and first day of school activities to help you get yourself organized and ready for the big day.  This is a mother-load of fabulous first day of school traditions, crafts, recipes, and bonding first day activities!

First Day At School


Back to School Traditions:

Head on over to Tip Junkie Printables to print off a free 19 back to school traditions to make it easier to plan.  Simply circle the ideas that you want to do for a quick planning guide.

Back to School Organization

Back to School Organization:

DIY Chore Charts:

Healthy Lunch Ideas

100th Day of School Activities

Other School Related Ideas:

Meet the Teacher & School Related Gifts:

Meet the Teacher & School Related Gifts:

Graduation Party Ideas

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  1. Jules O

    Hi these are great ideas too if you have a work locker too. I’m highly interested in the locker door organiser you have showing in the picture, but I can’t find it in any of the links. I’m assuming it’s under school locker link, but saying can’t find page. Are you able to advise where this idea came from..many thanks Jules O

  2. Ave @ Made In Canarias

    I have something for you in my blog 😉

  3. Laurie

    You can purchase it from Pottery Barn under the “How to organize your locker”. I love it too. Oh how I wish I had a daughter to make one for. {{wink}}

  4. Laurie

    Ave – Thank you so much for the award! It completely brightened my day.

  5. Jules O

    Thanks Laurie, I can see it now. I don’t have a daughter neither, but I was thinking of making one for myself! Excellent idea!

  6. Holiday Snob

    Pinned this so that I remember to use you as the amazing source you are!!!

  7. Sharon

    The new school year has already started here! We have a 1st day of school tradition as well – CAKE! You can find it here: http://mamasamess.blogspot.com/2011/08/first-day-of-schoolagain.html This year is 4th grade….we’ve been doing it since kindergarten!

  8. Jamila

    Hi Laurie! I am in the mix of creating an “organization station” similar to the picture that you posted above. The one with the clock and the bench. My daugther is entering the second grade plus I have a one year old son. I would just go crazy last year when Ui could not find the diaper bag or homework during the early mornings. I go back to work a week after school begins and I want to be stress free. I would love to post my creation after I have put it together.

  9. Brittney

    Hi Laurie,
    Could you please tell me where the bins came from on the organization station and how they were secured to the wall? I have been looking all over the internet for those and can’t find anything like it. Thanks!

  10. Linda

    Hi Laurie,

    This year we will be growing pet TickleMe Plants. It will be sooo exciting to grow and watch how the leaves of the TickleMe Plant interact when Tickled.
    See video..this is a win win activity for kids of all ages

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