Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The One with 1st Day of School Traditions

Welcome to our Back to School Blog Hop!

I have teamed up with 11 other bloggers and we are sharing some fun ideas with you today!

I am so excited that you stopped by.

Can you believe that school is about to start and the summer is coming to an end? Me either! 

We have had the best time together as a family this summer, but I am ready to start another exciting school year.

Olivia will be in 3rd grade and Jonah Bear will be going into Kindergarten.  

Today I am going to share with you our 1st Day of School Traditions.... 
To me, the 1st Day of School is a holiday and so we treat is as such!!

1) Back to School Breakfast

We will be having pancakes complete with a candle for them to blow out.
and of course balloons! We always celebrate with balloons!

image via www.potterandbutler.com

2) Before School Pictures

This year I am going to add these chalkboard printables to our pictures.  I like how I can print them now and they will be the same each year.  In this same post she also has these printables for the last day of school!

via Yellow Bliss Road

3) Gift for the Teacher

I am going to bake some cookies and put them in a Mason
 jar with a cute tag this year!

Then after school we are going to enjoy some cookies and milk as well!

4) Back to School Interview

I started this tradition last year with Olivia.
 This year I will do it again, but with both of them since 
Jonah will be starting Kindergarten.

via Petite Lemon

I hope you have found some ideas to help you have a 
fun beginning to a new school year.

Check out the other blogs and don't forget about the GIVEAWAY - $60 TARGET GIFT CARD!!!!!

Here are the other bloggers....

Start of the Year Basket by Garay Treasures’s 

 1st Day of School Traditions by  Mrs. Coach Sims 

 10 of the Best Back to School Teacher Gifts by Tales of Beauty for Ashes 

Back to School Fashion by Words About Waverly 

 Creating a Portable Homework Station by Living In This Season 

 5 Easy Fine Motor Skills Activities byOur Life on a Budget

School Room by Abiding in Grace 
 Daily School Readiness Routine by Mila’s Milieu 
 Back to School Party by All Kinds of Things 
 Back to School Organization by Morganize With Me
 Preparing an Anxious Child by Almond Place


  1. Can I please come for pancakes! Yummo! What a fun idea!


  2. Great ideas Hun!!! I know it will be a special day. I am thrilled to team up with you on this. Will need to see if you have bloglovin so I can follow you. God Bless, Rachel xo http://garaytreasures.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/teacher-gift-basket-back-to-school-ideas-target-giftcard-giveaway/

    1. Yay! Thanks so much!!! I will find you on Bloglovin'


  3. Following you on bloglovin now, looking forward to your posts from now on. Rachel xo http://garaytreasures.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/teacher-gift-basket-back-to-school-ideas-target-giftcard-giveaway/

  4. I love these ideas! The breakfast and the questionnaire for the kids is so cute

    1. Thank you Keri!
      I hope you guys are doing ok....