Whether you’re homeschooling, distant learning, or sending your kids back to school in person this year, you can make it special with these three simple back to school traditions.
This school year will be different, but we’re still doing our back to school traditions!
It’s hard to believe we’re in the final countdown of summer! My boys are starting school in just over three weeks, and although things are going to look differently this year for our kiddos, I’m trying to keep things as normal as possible by still doing our favorite family back to school traditions!
Do you need some ideas for back to school traditions?
Family traditions are one of my favorite things. They’re proven to help a family feel closer and help children feel connected to their parents, siblings, and even the generations that came before them. We have traditions throughout the year, but these are three back to school traditions that help our family feel close and successful together.
Starting a back to school tradition (or two) might help your child feel more at ease as we go into this school year full of unknowns!
Let’s make this back to school season special even with all the unknowns!
I’ve teamed up with Walmart today to share a few simple back to school traditions that your family will love, and will help this time of year feel special and less stressful.
1. Host a back to school dinner
This is my number one favorite back to school tradition. I make a special dinner and dessert, we choose a theme for the school year, we decorate the table with a back to school theme, measure the boys, talk about expectations and goals for the year, and then lay out their backpacks and first day of school outfits so they’re ready for the morning.
2. Back to school shopping
Even if your children are homeschooling or distant learning this year, kids are constantly growing and might need a new pair of shoes or some new shorts for the school year. My boys have grown like weeds this summer, so we had to pick up a new pair of shoes for each of them, plus a few new shorts, and of course picking up the essentials of pencils and notebooks is a must.
I have great memories of going back to school shopping with my mom when I was young, and although it’s harder to shop in person right now, you could sit down together at the computer and order a few new things together.
I checked out Walmart and found a bunch of really affordable options for back to school clothes! Cute tie dye shirts, amazing dri-fit polo shirts, school uniform shorts, and lots of great athletic shoes. Walmart has been so impressive lately with their quality and selection, and your kids will love looking through their selection of clothes and necessities for back to school shopping.
I linked a few favorites below!
3.Start a new novel together
Every year at our back to school dinner, I give the boys a new read-aloud novel. We read aloud together every night all year long, (I read to them), but it’s fun to get a special back to school book to start on the night before school. It helps them calm their nerves on the night before school, and is also something to look forward to when they get home after the first day of school.
I have a whole list of great read-aloud books right here!
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Photos by Aubrey Stock