Celebrating Back To School

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Last week Matthew started Pre-K and I still can't believe my baby is going to Kindergarten next year. It seems like yesterday was his first day of daycare. Of course we just had to celebrate his first day. I love celebrating all of the fun milestones and having fun traditions the kids can look forward to, so this year we started some new First Day of School traditions:

Before we headed out for his first day, we had to take an obligatory first day of school picture. I invested in these First Day Of/Last Day Of School Chalkboards from Amazon. I actually purchased a 2-pack so we would have another one for when Aidan starts pre-school in 2 years and I love that they are 2-sided and the back side can be used for the last day of school. And don't get me started thinking about my littlest one in preschool (cue the tears!)

Of course Aidan had to get in one of the pictures. And I seriously can't take his cheesy grin! He knows he's cute and he uses it to his advantage. 

When Matthew got home, I surprised him with a School Bus cake to celebrate his first day. I just purchased a sprinkle cake from Walmart and added this little school bus toy I found in the boy's room and this cute little flag from Cori at Hey Let's Make Stuff. BTW, it's a free printable if you sign up for her newsletter, and you get multiple years, in multiple colors for free!

We also filled out this Back-to-School questionnaire from Giggles Galore as a fun way to talk about Matthew's first day and get him even more excited about the upcoming school year. I'm hoping to remember to do this every year as I think it will be fun to look back at his answers over the years.

I'm working on a Mom Binder where I can organize all of these types of things, so I can track the fun things we like to do for each holiday and remember to pull these things out year after year. Once I get it all together I'll share the details and how I organize everything. 

How do you like to celebrate the first day of school. Any fun traditions we should incorporate next year?

No comments:

Post a Comment

We love hearing from you!