My kids headed back to school this week (not two-year-old Anna; she just likes her backpack). Since school is on our minds, I thought today would be a great day to share back to school activities, tips, and resources for parents so that the going back to school can be a happy event!
Here are some of our favorite back to school activities, tips, and resources for parents
- Activities and tips for getting your child ready for kindergarten – this is a feature I have run for two years now, so there is a lot of information in this post!
- A sweet craft for kids who are feeling anxious about leaving home. Remember that sometimes a child who was fine the previous year can feel nervous about starting a new grade, or going to a new school.
- A back to school letter writing activity for all ages. This activity helped my kids feel less nervous about the school year starting! It also helped their teachers get to know them a little bit, and got some writing practice in as they waited for the school year to start.
- Tips for keeping kids active and healthy during the school year. Don’t let stress and busyness run your kids’ lives!
- Ways to get organized for the new school year so you don’t drown in all the papers your kids will bring home.
- A reminder about the importance of free time. Kids need this more than ever during the school year, when their day is being run both at school and with homework at home. Free time is something that I actively schedule into my children’s lives – and my own.
- Simple tips for nurturing emotional intelligence – a life skill that can impact children’s futures more than academic ability.
Here are favorite back to school activities, tips, and resources for parents from last week’s after school linky!
- All About Me Kid Collage from Sunshine & Hurricanes
- Back to School Chore Charts from JDaniel4’s Mom
- Back to School Ideas (For a Less Stressful Year) from The Measured Mom
- Tips for Homework Success from The Educators’ Spin On It
- Questions for the New School Year from Planet Smarty Pants
What activities are your elementary school aged kids enjoying?