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Inside: Make the start of school special with these lovely first day of school traditions that will make your kids happy! At the end of the article, you can also download a free first day of school interview to use with your kids.
I can’t believe that the school year will begin so soon! The summer has passed by quickly, and it’s time to get ready for a new milestone in our lives.
My son will start a new school year in a few days, and I want to make the first day really special for him. I am a big fan of family traditions, so I was looking for some nice first day of school traditions for us to try every year from now on.
7 lovely first day of school traditions that kids will love
If you are also getting ready for your kids’ new school year, I hope that you’ll like these ideas and that you’ll try them this year!
1. Celebrate the School Year’s Eve
I loved this idea because it’s a nice way to make kids happy just before school starts, and I’m sure that it also helps relieve some of the anxiety about what the first day will bring.
You just need to prepare a little party in the evening before the day when school starts and celebrate this new beginning with your kids!
You can create some colorful decorations, bake some delicious muffins, and even start a dance party in the living room.
2. Special breakfast on the first day of school
This tradition is lovely because it gives parents and kids the chance to connect before the first day of school. You can prepare your child’s favorite breakfast and leave a nice note on the table for your child to find.
3. A short photo session on the first day of school
I like the idea of taking some family photos each year on the first day of school. These pictures will become precious memories that you will cherish for years to come, and the kids will be happy to get some extra attention before going to school.
To make these photos even more special, you can use one of those nice “First day of school” signs. Kids look so lovely holding those cute framed signs!
4. The first day of school fairy
I found out about this tradition recently, and I liked it because it reminds me of the tooth fairy. The first day of school fairy brings a few nice school supplies for the kids and a letter of encouragement for the beginning of the new school year.
I plan to try this idea next year when my son will start kindergarten because I’m sure that he will love the idea!
5. Prepare a little surprise
All kids love surprise,s so preparing one on the first day of school is a great way to get a perfect start of the day. My favorite idea is filling the floor in the child’s bedroom with balloons before they wake up. This way, the balloons will be the first thing that the child will see on that special day, and this will certainly bring a big smile on their face.
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6. Prepare a fun scavenger hunt
You can download this school supply scavenger hunt use it to make the first day of school more fun! I’m pretty sure that the kids will enjoy the game!
7. First day of school interview
This is my favorite tradition because it’s very easy to prepare and fun for the kids! Also, these interviews are great ways to record nice memories of our kids’ school years.
If you like this idea, I’ve prepared a printable pack that you can download and use to prepare the interview.
You can use these pages no matter what grade your child is, so you’ll be able to reuse them every year and create a wonderful family tradition!
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I hope that you’ll enjoy some of these nice traditions with your kids! If you have any other ideas, please share them with me. I would be glad to try them!
I wish you a great start to the new school year!
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