Back to School Activities

Activities and ideas to make back to school fun!

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Self Portraits for the Kids First Day of School Outfit

To get Henry excited to head back to school, we went on a shopping trip for a new outfit for his first day back, and [taking Susan's tips for prepping for preschool, it still applies for kindergarten] let him pick out his own backpack! Getting Henry excited to do any shopping really isn’t hard. He […]

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Adding ‘Put Ups’ to Back to School Morning Routine

We go back to school early here [I think earlier than most] in mid-August. So we’re about a month until school starts. Before it creeps up on me any faster, I’ve decided to put our back to school routine back into action for the morning before we get too far out of it. Our morning […]

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First Day of Preschool: Picnic Lunch

Henry headed off to his first day of 4 year old preschool on Monday. New building. New teacher. New experience! Henry was excited for school to start [thanks to our back-to-school countdown with books!] and to keep up the excitement, we planned a special picnic with the whole family for after school [he goes just for […]

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A ‘Counting Up’ Countdown to Back to School

Henry’s getting pretty excited to get back to school in a few days. We had a preschool open house the other night, so Henry got to check out his new classroom and officially meet the teacher and her aide [though he already knew his teacher personally]. The following day we had a home visit from […]

8 Ways To Prepare Your Child For Preschool

8 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Preschool

Welcome to Katie of Mommy with Selective Memory and Susan of Kindergarten & Preschool for Parents & Teachers.With school starting just around the corner, they’re sharing some ways to prep your child for preschool! Perfect timing for Henry!   Mommy’s Dilemma My daughter is a social little girl. She is always on the prowl for […]