As I am scrolling through countless Back-to-School posts on Facebook I am seeing lots of prepping and planning for the busy days and weeks ahead. Parents are making to-do lists, laying out the perfect outfit, meal prepping and making sure every logistical detail is covered. There really is so much to be done to make sure you get off to the school year right!
So many of my friends shared their amazing back-to-school traditions, so I thought I would share a few with you!
- One last summer adventure- a vacation or a day trip for just a few more moments of summer fun
- Back-to-School Baking-prepare sweet treats for lunches and after school snacks as a family
- Back-to-School Harvest- Gather items from your garden and include them in your meal planning for the week
- Have your kids write a letter for their teacher about their hopes for the year and why they love school
- Take back-to-school pictures so you can see how much your kids grow throughout the year
- Clean out your closets and donate school clothes to local families in need
- Say a back-to-school prayer as a family
- Back-to-School Pajama Party- build a fort in your living room and watch movies until bedtime
By far my favorite tradition I saw was the one that inspired this post. My friend posted a couple of pictures of her darling boys blowing our candles on cupcakes and making a wish for their school year. This sentiment really touched me. It combined the innocence of making a wish on a candle and the excitement of going to school for the very first time. My son is just four and he won’t make the cut off for kindergarten this year, but we will be starting this tradition for his first day of VPK. He will make one wish and I will make many.
I will wish that my sweet boy is safe and loved by his teacher. I will wish that he makes friends and that they will be friends for life. I will wish that he listens and uses good manners. (I might wish for this twice) I will wish that he does well in his lessons and plays and much as he studies. I will wish that he is brave and treats other students kindly. Mostly, I will wish that my sweet boy knows that I am so proud of him, and how very much he is loved.
Do you have any amazing back-to-school traditions you want to share? What do you think your kids would wish for? What would you wish for them?