Hey moms, do you hear that? It’s the sweet sound of teachers getting their classrooms ready. It’s the sound of bus engines revving up for the first time in three months. It’s the sound of your kids whining because summer is almost over!
It’s Back-to-School time!!!
I know a lot of moms are doing a happy dance right about now, while kids are trying to find a place to hide. I’ve got a few crafts and tips that will hopefully help you and your child get excited and prepared for the school year to come!
My daughter is going into the 7th grade this year. I’m kind of in shock about that. Part of me still feels like we should be shopping for crayons and construction paper rather than protractors and scientific calculators. Whether or not I’m prepared, I know she will be, and I want to help you be prepared, too!
#1 – Back-to-School Countdown
Here’s a way to get your kids at least somewhat excited about starting school. Try a fun countdown with a little gift or activity each day! I did this a few years ago for Marley and she loved it.
#2 – School-themed Cuff Bracelet
Here’s one the girls will love – new jewelry! Using simple craft materials, girls can create their own back-to-school cuff bracelet and go back to school in style!
#3 – Fun Pencil Toppers
The littles love these. Get crafty and make school supplies more fun with playful pencil toppers.
#4 – Get Prepared for Middle School
My daughter shared her insights on starting middle school last year that might alleviate some of the stress your child is possibly feeling. Middle school is a big change, so help your kids get ready and stress less!
#5 – School Organization
This is another post written with the help of my daugher. She shares some of her tricks for keeping schoolwork organized.
#6 – A Cool Place to Study
Surround your child with their friends while they study…without the distractions! Make a cool study desk using their favorite photos.
Giving your child a dedicated place to do their homework that is all their own gives them a sense of importance. Marley loves her desk, and it helped her create a healthy routine of dropping her books and studying in one spot every night.
#7 – School Medicine Cabinet
With the return of school also comes the return of germs. Make a medicine cabinet to keep at school just for your child, so when the sniffles come calling, they have no excuse to come home and you don’t have to run to school to drop off meds!
I hope you and your children have a successful year at school.
Any tips that have worked for you and your kids? How do you keep things under control?