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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 chapter in our lives.
This year will mark the last year of preschool for my son 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.
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!
7 lovely first day of school traditions that kids will love
1. Celebrate the School Year’s Eve
I loved this idea because it’s a nice way to make kids happy just before the 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!
You can print one from the printable file at the end of this article and use it for your photo session.
4. The first day of school fairy
I found out about this tradition recently and I liked it because it remembers 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 surprises 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
I’ve discovered this school supply scavenger hunt created by the Dating Divas and it seems so fun! I’ve saved the idea for us to try next year but if you have older kids you can test it this year. 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.
The printable pack includes 2 versions of the printable pages. Each version contains a “First day of school” interview, a page where the kids can draw something on their first day of school, and a template for the “First day of school” sign.
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!
To download the printable you just need to click on the below link.
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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