Welcome back to our Back to School Survival Series! We are thrilled you are here.
The back to homeschool season is coming fast. If you haven’t already started you are getting ready to and I have some great ideas for you!
Are you wondering how to commemorate that first day back to school?
Our family always goes out to play putt-putt on the first day the public school kids go back. A lot of people take photos of their children on the first day back. Some families have a nice breakfast out. Here are 20 ideas for celebrating your “Back-to-Homeschool” day!
- Play putt-putt
- Go to a trampoline park
- Visit the zoo
- Write a prayer/blessing for your homeschool
- Go to your local skating rink
- Go out to a nice breakfast
- Make a time capsule that can be opened at the end of the year
- Create a school logo or motto together
Photo Memory Ideas:
- Take a photo of your child in front of a garage door each year to see how much he/she grows
- Print out these First Day of School certificates for a yearly photo prop
- Use a DIY photo frame as a prop
- Holding a printable sign that also doubles as a keepsake
- Print some photo signs with your school logo or motto on them
Make a Craft that will be used all year:
- Make some washi tape pencils
- Brighten desks with a DIY k-cup flowerpot
- Upcycle a t-shirt to decorate your binders
- Create some colorful pencil holders
- DIY bookmarks for those new books
- Customize your notebooks
- Paint a tote bag for co-op
- Some DIY “school” blocks for the little ones
Pack a lunch and take it to the park, and revel in NOT having to pack lunches every day!
Finally, try out some of these FREE printables for Back-to-Homeschool!
What things do YOU do to commemorate your first day back to school?
This post is part of the Back to Homeschool Survival Series by The Multi Taskin’ Mom. It was written by my friend Deana.
Get to know Deana:
Deana is a homeschooling mom of 3, who lives in North Carolina. A follower of Christ, she is passionate about helping others homeschool on a budget, and inspiring others to help those in need within their community. She blogs at The Frugal Homeschooling Mom and is the founder of the charitable organization, Homeschool Curriculum Free for Shipping.