Make the night before the first day of school a special family tradition!
Back to school already??!! Summer always goes by in a flash and before you know it the stores are full of markers, crayons, and pencils and it’s time to start another school year. Start this year off right with a family celebration! We’ve come up with an unforgettable back-to-school tradtion that your family is sure to remember.
Mom, are you ready for this?! This is no ordinary invitation. Each child gets to put in a request for a dinner item and a dessert item. It might be wise, depending on how many back-to-school kids are at your table, for you to pick one request from each child. The kids will love seeing their request making a statement on the dinner table. This might be the most interesting dinner you have all year!
Back to School Interview
Take a moment before the meal and have each child fill out this cute back to school interview. It’s amazing how much kids change in one year. Sometimes I wish I could stop time and keep them small for a little longer. Years from now, this little paper will be a family treasure.
Before dinner, take a minute to write a personal note to each child on this printable bookmark. Once your note is done, fold in half and glue together. Now your child has a little piece of encouragement and love with them every day. If you’d like, you could laminate the bookmark (I LOVE this laminator in case you’re looking for one), punch a hole in the top, and add a ribbon.
Taking a moment to really connect as a family before the rush and business of the first day of school is so important. Enjoy this time together and don’t forget your free printables!