The first day of school is always filled with excitement and for littles who are starting pre-school this is their first ever first day of school! Talk about a big day! I've complied a list of fun ways to celebrate your little's first, first day of school that include books to read leading up to the big day, special ways to commemorate the big day and special snacks (of course) to eat in celebration of their first day of school!
Fun Ways to Celebrate the First Day of School
The first day of school rightfully comes with a ton of jitters (for both parent and child). Preparing for the start of school starts weeks in advanced, lots of things will change for your little and the more prepared they can be for that first day, the better!
Atlanta's Frugal Mom has a great list of things to do for Getting Ready for the First Day of Kindergarten but I think a lot of her points also translate for the first day of pre-school too.
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First Day of School: School Supply Scavenger Hunt
The best way to prep for the first day of school with supplies of course! Britini over at Play Party Plan has come up with an ingenious way for your littles to shop for their back to school supplies. A Back to School Scavenger Hunt! Print out her template hint cards and hide the supplies all around your house for some serious fun!
First Day of School: Traditions to Start
If you know me, you know I love anything that can be year over year. I love traditions!
This DIY Back to School Shirt from Where the Smiles Have Been is perfect for tradition lovers like me. Start with their High School gradation year on the front and make a handprint at the start of each school year and see how big their hands get!
Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? Maybe a ballerina or an astronaut? This fun Printable DIY First Day of School Sign from Yes! We Made This gives you the opportunity to record your child's dream job year after year!
First Day of School: Breakfast Ideas
Sprinkles turn anything in a celebration! Start the day off right with these Easy Gluten-Free Funfetti Pancakes from Strength and Smile.
Does your little one love all things Mickey Mouse? Surprise them on their first day of school with these Easy Mickey Mouse Cinnamon Rolls from Where Did My Sanity Go?
First Day of School: After School Snacks Ideas
That first day is going to be a whirlwind for your little, why not surprise them with some fun after school snacks?
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Sometimes an idea is so ingenious you get jealous that you didn't think of it. Check out these super cute (and super easy!) Back to School Graham Cracker snack from The Inspiration Edit!
These Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies from Cass Clay Cooking are easy to make and contain healthy ingredients!
Cookies truly are the best way to celebrate any occasion and these Back to School Apple (with Worm) Cookies from Ottawa Mommy Club will make the perfect after school sweet treat!
First Day of School: Crafts & Activities
Keep the fun rolling once they're home with first day of school crafts!
What's synonymous with going back to school? Apples! This super cute Jumbo Flashcard Handprint Apple from Simple Everyday Mom, fits perfectly in your first day of school themed day!
A fun game to play after school is this BINGO game from The Artisan Life. The game boards feature classic school related images; apple, pencil, blackboard and more!
Commemorate the first day with a picture (I know you'll be taking lots!) and this super cute, Popsicle Stick Schoolhouse Frame from Grace Giggles and Naptime.
First Day of School: Books to Read
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Looking for books to read to your little one in preparation for their first day of school? Check out these titles below!
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Looking for more book ideas? Check out Living for the Sunshine's 10 Helpful Books to Read with Your Child about going to Kindergarten.