Take a cue from New Year’s Eve Traditions and make this fall extra special for the kids! Kick off the night with some ‘Bubbly.’ Pick up a bottle of sparkling juice or add Lemon Lime Soda to their favorite juice. Pour into fun champagne glasses and make a toast to a great school year!
Check out our post about this tradition and enjoy some great books to countdown the week/day/night with the Book Countdown
Just like New Year’s Eve! Have your own apple drop fun by standing (or kneeling if you have a little one) on a chair or stool and attempt to drop apple flavored or shaped candies into a brown paper sack! Try dropping in 10. Count how many you got in. Line them up to make a graph to see who is the winner. Add some extra math in for the older ones and have them figure out what percent of the candies went in for each player and in all. Make it harder by using different numbers of candies to begin with! Of course eat the ones that go in! Yum! Math is fun!
Find a sturdy container to place special items from your summer (sand or a seashell from the beach, little trinkets, a smooth stone you found on a hike etc…), photos, notes about your favorite summer activities, the kids ideas of what they would like to grow up to be, hopes for your school year, whatever you like! Either bury or stash away somewhere you wouldn’t be tempted to open it! Plan to open it on a bad day or at the end of the school year. Make it your own and let the kids provide some ideas! Please tell us what you do in your comments below or on our facebook page! We would love to hear what you did this summer!
Check out the link above for ideas on how to make your own crackers – but instead of filling them with holiday treats, you can add school supplies like cute erasers, pencil toppers, back to school jokes, confetti and more! Try yellow paper and draw lines down the sides to make them look like pencils!
Try out a German Back-to-School-Tradition – Schultute! Make a large paper cone out of poster board (cut into cone shape first), fill with fun school supplies and decorate with frilly ribbons, or close off the top with tissue paper.