It’s that time again. Summer is starting to wind down while you desperately try to get your family in back to school mode. But, that can be tricky.
Luckily, there are some simple ways you can start getting your kids to think about going back to school. With some simple back to school crafts and activities, you can get in one last chance to have a little fun with your kids in the summer sun.
Back to School Crafts
There are millions of back to school crafts you can create in the last weeks of vacation. However, to actually get your children excited, it’s going to take something extra. It has to be something they actually want to show off to friends.
Some creative ideas to consider:
- Use decorative washi tape or duct tape to create unique designs on clipboards, notebooks or pencils. It’s fast, easy, creative and gives your child a way to stand out on the first day of school.
- Chalkboard paint is continuing to grow in popularity. Why not apply it to back to school crafts? We suggest the inside of a lunch box so you can write notes to your child throughout the year. Or, use chalkboard paint on book covers, notebooks, placemats and more.
- Create custom backpack tags with your scrapbooking supplies. Use leftover cardstock, embellishments and ribbon to create a monogram tag for a book bag or lunch box.
- Scrounge up some of your craft paint to create back to school tote bags. Let your kids design their own with glitter paint, rhinestones and more.
- Beautify a craft mirror to use inside a locker. Simply add a wood frame and some magnets. Get crafty with glitter, buttons, ribbon or even magazine clippings.
The end of summer presents your final opportunity to enjoy some quality time with your kids before extracurricular activities and homework take over. Make some memories while also getting your kids into back to school mindsets.
Some creative ideas to consider:
- Head outside and have a tie dye day. Let your kids pick a piece of clothing to dye. Not only will the experience be a blast, but they’ll love wearing their creations to school.
- Books being turned into movies are all the rage right now. As a family, start a mini book club. Choose a book to read together and then go see the movie before school starts.
- Back to school shopping. Not for books and pencils, but for clothes! Let each child choose one new piece of clothing. They’ll be excited by the freedom and by getting to wear it on the first day of school.
- Make sure you keep every summer memory alive by creating a summer scrapbook. Let your kids pitch in and create pages of their favorite summer moments. They can even use it for show-and-tell once school starts.
- Movie night! This is a great way to spend some quality time together, while also getting your kids back into the habit of focusing on one thing. After you can talk about your favorite parts, or even write your own sequels to the movie.
Make the most of these last few weeks of summer with our Back to School Blog Series. We’ll post other back to school ideas every Tuesday for the month of August.
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