Back to school can be an exciting time, but for some it’s extremely stressful for children who are attending a new school. I always like to make the first week of school activities FUN and entertaining, but educational, too. 

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I decided to compile a big list of first day of school ideas because there are so many creative ideas out there on Pinterest and around the web.

I’m a former homeschool mom who currently is a public school teacher who loves to get my students and my own children excited about the first day of school. It’s a crazy, but busy week. The key is to be prepared a couple weeks in advance to make the first day of school a success.

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First Week of School Activities and Worksheets: 

First Day of School Signs

101 easy recipes back to school

Back to School Clever Ideas


Preparing Your Child for the First Day of School

Feel free to add worksheets: Back to School ideas in the comments. I will be updating daily. So keep checking back!

How are you going to celebrate the first day of school?