As homeschoolers, my family started each school year with a celebration. We did our celebration on the first day of the new school year, but you could celebrate a bit later if needed. The main thing is finding a way to make the new school year special and memorable. My children are now 24 and 29, and we still treasure the memories from our first-day-of-school celebrations. You can read about my family’s back-to-school tradition in “Start the School Year with a Celebration!”
If you’d like to use calendar observances as celebrations to add fun and interest to your homeschool or family schedules, I have a post with August Themed Activities for Kids … part of my Monthly Themed Activities series.
For the photo part of your back-to-school celebration, be sure to check out my post “30+ Free Printables for First Day of School Photos.” Today, I’ve searched the blogosphere for more fun ideas for back-to-school celebrations. Here are LOTS of fun ideas for back-to-school celebrations:
Back-to-School Celebration Ideas
- 10 Ways to Celebrate the New School Year from Scholastic
- 15 Back to School Traditions from Reading Confetti
- 25 Fun First Day of School Traditions from Lalymom
- 6 Simple Ways to Make the First Day of School Special from Mamas Like Me
- 25 Fun First Day of School Traditions from The Dating Divas
- 12 Fun Back-to-School Traditions to Start With Your Kids This Year from Babble
- 18 Creative Things to Do for Back to School from Tip Junkie
- 5 Ways to Celebrate the New School Year from Education
- Celebrate Back to School with a Party from The Taylor House
- Back to School Traditions from The Pleasantest Thing
- Back to School Games from Domestic Goddesque
- Back to School Celebration from Wish Upon a Star with Jennifer
- Surprises for Your Brand New Student from Volunteer Spot
- Back to School Breakfast from Your Homebased Mom
- Back to School Breakfast and Word for the School Year from Erica’s Bloggity Blog
- Back to School Lunch from JDaniel4’s Mom
- Easy ‘A Is for Apple’ Cake to Celebrate Back-to-School from Parade
- Back to School Fashion Show from Eighteen25
- Back to School with Neon Party from Paging Supermom
- Back to School Celebration from The Tomkat Studio
- Back to School: C is for Cookie from Confetti Sunshine
- Back to School: Making Time Capsules from Make It Do
- Back to School Ideas from Martha Stewart
- Celebrate Homeschooling with a Not Back to School Event from The Homeschool Mom
Be sure to check out my Back to School Pinterest Board for LOTS and LOTS of other back-to-school ideas for teachers, homeschoolers, and families of all kinds.
Have a great school year! 🙂
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