Create Memorable First Day of School Traditions

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Create a memorable first day back to homeschool with these great traditions

We make a big deal out of the first day of a new school year in our home. I’m always excited about starting back {mostly because I’ve missed our routine}, and so I want the kids to also be excited about beginning. In order to create excitement, we’ve established a few traditions for the first day of a new school year. We all look forward to these fun activities and it starts the year off on a positive note.

A few of our first day of school traditions:

  • A special breakfast- I always ask our daughters what they would like for breakfast and try to make it fun. It might be pancakes with sprinkles or cinnamon buns. Just a special treat!
  • First day of school photos- We always take photos on the first day of school. This creates a sweet memento that will be cherished for years to come. {I’ll be sharing our photos for this year soon!!}
  • Special new school supplies- each year as I’m shopping for school supplies, I try to pick up something fun {a pretty binder, a sparkly pencil, etc} that I give to the girls on the first day of school.
  • A lunch date at a favorite restaurant.
  • A special note for each child just telling them how proud I am of them and how excited I am to see them grow in the coming year.
  • A trip to the local book store to pick up their choice of book for reading time.
  • A special dessert at dinner.

This is how our family celebrates the first day of a new school year. Do you have any special first day of school traditions?

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Great advice. I did a formal walkthru with my kids on the day before we started school this summer. They were able to ask questions, give feedback on the system we used. They loved it. Now I will take a picture of them to mark the beginning of their school year.

  2. Love these ideas. We usually start with a little cook out /bonfire the night before. Haven’t been able to do that this year because of the rain.

  3. Instead of a first-day-of-school-outfit, we get a brand new pair of pjs for our first day.

    This year I’m really thinking about doing something different like ice cream for breakfast or having our first day be out at a camp ground where we can still be introduced to our studies, but have a light day and get to swim.

  4. What great ideas! Our family is homeschooling, and our daughter will be starting kindergarten next year, so I am excited to try some of these out.

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