My son will be starting his official year of Pre-K this coming
week and the ideas on Pinterest to usher in the school year are
endless. Whether your kids have started school already or they will
in the next few days, our school year roundup of pins will
definitely help to make this time of year special.
If you're paying a professional, this beautiful
set-up is a great way to memorialize the grade as your child
starts a new year. Get creative with handmade chalkboard signs. If
you're like me and would like to simplify things, take a picture of
your child on their first day and then edit the picture to
reflect a bit more about the upcoming year for them. Clicking
through some of the pins above will give you ideas you might not
cookies are always a nice treat on the first day of the school
year. Little notes and sentiments show appreciation without going
overboard or requiring huge expense. This trail mix printable is
perfect to pair with a healthier snack and says so with pizzazz. I
also love putting together these Teacher Survival Kits that
bring together common items in a nice presentation.
Whether you plan an elaborate breakfast
or put together these sweet, "paper-lined" treats,
your kids will flip for foods that represent the return to school.
Last year, I surprised my niece and nephews with this Pencil Cookie
Cake. Rather than baking a traditional cake and carving it to
look like a pencil, I baked a cookie underneath (their favorite)
and found the carving to be much easier. The frosting was
store-bought and just dyed with food coloring making things much
easier. These back-to-school lunchbox notes are
sure to be a hit with your kids. Once my boys are in school
full-time, I'd love to surprise them with this once or twice a
week. Doing so daily might lose its effect (and mom might get
What are some back-to-school traditions that you have with your
family? For even more ideas, visit our Back to School Board on
our Pinterest page.
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