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Making Back-to-School Fun

August 16th, 2014

It’s almost hard to believe but the new school year is upon us yet again. And while you already know the basics (get those school supplies, find new outfits for the little ones, stock up on a few survival kit items for yourself), there are some unconventional traditions that should potentially make their way into your school prep list. Read ahead for ways to get your children excited about the upcoming school year and join along in the fun with them.

Making Back-to-School Fun

Making Back-to-School Fun

1) The Dating Divas have some great ideas for the whole family, including this Back-to-School Dinner to set goals for the academic year ahead. Mom and Dad each get a card to fill in with ways they’d like to improve their marriage while kids can jot down what they hope to accomplish during the school year. Get their free printables and set up your own dinner at home – let the kids help make one of their favorite recipes to make it a truly special affair.

Back to School Family Dinner by The Dating Divas

2) To help keep your kids in order with their daily chores, try making a Back-to-School Chart and presenting it to them at the beginning of the year, like this great DIY version from The 36th Avenue. You can implement a rewards system having them earn extra treats and points when they complete all their chores to entice them to get excited.

3) Of course, you’ll definitely want to capture that first day of school in pictures – and, obviously you’ll want to share them on social media. Here are some adorable printable #hashtag signs by Tatertots & Jello to adorn your back-to-school pictures. Choose all the way from pre-school to senior year and add cute comments like #smile, #awesome, and #backtoschool.

Are you ready for back-to-school? How do you make it fun for your family? Share your ideas in the comments!

If you need to stock up on back-to-school essentials (supplies, clothes, treats for teachers), check out SHOP.com’s special Back-to-School Extra Cashback Event now through August 31st!

 

 

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