Can you believe it’s almost that time? If your kids haven’t started school yet, they will be any day now. Another year gone and your kids another year older. The first day is a big deal for kids, especially if this is their first day of kindergarten.
Even though the first day happens every year, your kids won’t always be in the mood to celebrate it. Take advantage of the younger years now when they are festive about it. Here are some ways your family can celebrate the first day of the school year.
1. Back to school interview – Sit each child down and ask them questions about the near school year. What will they like? What are they looking forward to?
2. Lunch box note – Pack a special note in their lunch bag to find mid-day.
3. Morning breakfast – Serve their special breakfast so they’re fueled for the day.
4. Take photos – No first day is appropriate without dozens of photos!
5. Celebrate School Year’s Eve – Throw a party the night before the first day.
6. Fashion show – Have the kids model their new school year’s clothes.
7. Photo album binder – If your kids carrying a binder to school, cover it in family photos.
8. Balloons! – Every celebration needs balloons! Wake them up with a handful of balloons.
9. Create a time capsule – Use this to preserve some special memories. You can open it at the end of the year or the first day of next year.
10. School shopping – If you haven’t done your back-to-school shopping yet, now is the time. Let your child pick out his school supplies, backpack, and any clothes you’ll buy. This will make him feel like he owns the process and less anxious about the first day.
11. Build a launch pad – This is a special spot in the house, usually near the door, where everyone keeps their daily items to “launch” off before leaving the house.
12. Morning music – Nothing gets a household moving like fast music in the morning.
13. Check that growth – The first day of the school year is the perfect time to measure your kids’ heights.
14. Create a special snack – Make and package a special snack for snack time so your kid knows you were thinking about him/her.
15. Reassure, reassure, reassure! – If your child is nervous about their first day, the best thing you can do is constantly reassure him/her that everything will be alright and that you’ll be there when they get home.
How does your family celebrate the first day of school?
Written by Cindy Perry, Inventor of the pello, Luxe Floor Pillows
Cindy, a Texas girl, put herself through college working at a children’s library and sewing at night. When she met her husband and had her two boys, she decided to stay home to care for them while designing window treatments and bedding.
When Cindy’s first son was learning to sit up, he would always fall through the pillows she set around him, hit his head, and cry. Besides, setting her child down on the hardwood floors on just a blanket always seemed so cold. Using her years of sewing and design skills, Cindy took inspiration from a woman in her breastfeeding class and got to work. With some scrap fabric and a few tweaks, pello was born! pello is a luxe floor pillow that helps children feel safe, warm and protected.
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