Back-to-School-Fairy - she comes every year the day before school starts and leaves something for the kids so that they are excited for back-to-school. The blog also has TONS of great teacher gift ideas.
Start a great back to school photo tradition with these Free First Day of School Printables!
From the outside of your child's door, seal in a bunch of balloons, then when they open their door on the morning of their birthday, they get a balloon shower! So clever!
Ballet shoes with a picture hanging for every year of dance.
Back To School Interview
document what he wants to be each first day of school
For all of those darling dance costumes!!!
Last day of school holding a picture from the first day of school...would be cute to do the first or last day of Senior Year as well :)
Mommy and Me journal. Write letters back and forth.. leave under pillows, etc.
starting at age 3, every year on their birthday you ask the same questions and see how their answers change over the years! Add a pic and make a book out of it. 20 questions* : answered by Morgan 1. What is your favorite color? 2. What is your favorite toy? 3. What is your favorite fruit? 4. What is your favorite tv show? 5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? 6. What is your favorite outfit? 7. What is your favorite game? 8. What is your favorite snack? 9. What is your favorite animal? 10. What is your favorite song? 11. What is your favorite book? 12. Who is your best friend? 13. What is your favorite cereal? 14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? 15. What is your favorite drink? 16. What is your favorite holiday? 17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? 18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? 19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? 20. What do you want to be when you grow up?
I love this idea. Have each teacher secretly sign "Oh, the Places You'll Go" from Pre-K to High School at the end of each year and give it to your child at graduation. Oh my!!! This is the best! I STILL love this book. My wonderful senior English teacher sat us down our last week and read this book to us! I'm pretty sure I've never felt more inspired and encouraged!
This brought a tear to my eye. Secretly have every teacher (from Pre-k to senior year) sign this book, and give to your child as a surprise on their graduation. ♥
trace hand every first day of school