Back to School Traditions For An Unconventional School Year
If there's one year to get the kids excited about back-to-school, this is the one...
There’s no denying that back-to-school 2020 will be unconventional. Heading back to the classroom can be totally nerve-racking for some kids in the best of times. Add to that new rules, face masks, hand sanitizer, and socially distanced recesses and lunches — and there’s no question that your child and even the family will experience some anxiety this Fall.
We know your school year will be different: whether that’s in-person, distance learning or hybrid, but … school will start one way or another. Help your kids get in the headspace of a new school year with one of these back-to-school traditions that will make the beginning of the year feel special, no matter what the school year holds.
Here are fun things you can do to keep back-to-school on a high note...
▪ Start a back-to-school countdown leading up to school and do something fun each day to help prepare for school (getting new clothes organized, back to school shopping, pick up a fun backpack, a cool lunchbox and a matching drinking bottle.)
▪ Create a special designated back-to-school space at home (for at-home learning or doing homework).
▪ Read fun back-to-school books together.
▪ Make these adorable back-to-school crafts to get kids excited about back-to-school.
▪ Make fun back to school themed treats together.
▪ Celebrate School Year's Eve with a special dinner with the family.
▪ Make a special first day back to school goody bag with a few special treats. Or offer the gift of a new book, for your bookworm.
▪ Take fun photos to commemorate the first day. Yes, even in September 2020. Or, have them draw a self-portrait.
▪ Have the kids create a fun vision board or a bucket list with all their aspirations and goals for this coming school year.
▪ Make a homemade gift or card for your new teacher.
▪ Get special and personalized back-to-school labels to identify all your kids' belongings. Your child can have fun sticking them on all their gear.
▪ Make a special breakfast on the first day of school.
▪ Pack a special school lunch and enclose a fun note.
▪ Schedule a fun after-school activity on the first day... go for an ice-cream or get a special treat.
We wish all the kiddos a happy and safe return back to school.