The following is from contributor Jen @ Forever, For Always, No Matter What
It doesn’t matter if you are getting ready to celebrate your very first ever first day of homeschool, or if it’s your first day in a long string of years, , it’s worth it to make the first day a little extra special. Making the day extra special doesn’t have to be time consuming or cost a lot of money. Here are some super easy ways to mark the day!
1. Special Meal – Plan a special meal to start the day. Breakfast is fairly simple because you can decorate the night before and “surprise” the kids in the morning. It may even be possible to get Dad in on the action which is always fun. Some ideas for a simple, yet delicious breakfast might include:
It can also be a fun treat to go out for breakfast!
2. Field Trip – Perhaps there is a favorite family field trip or a field trip you have been meaning to take. Maybe it is as simple as meeting friends for a picnic lunch at the park.
3. Make A Schultuete – Make the start of school festive by making a Schultuete. A fun way to present the kids with a few little trinkets, school supplies, even a little snack. Don’t ask me how to pronounce it, but the kids would love it!
4. Greeting Cards – I have a friend that gives her children a simple greeting card for the first day of school. When they wake up the card is sitting on their dresser. Such a sweet and easy way to make the day a little brighter. Everyone likes to receive a thoughtful greeting card.
5. Special School Supplies – Maybe your child would appreciate a special notebook or binder. Older students might like a notebook with a favorite sports team or something with his or her name on it.
However you decide to start your day, don’t forget to snap a picture of your kids! They are never too old for a first day of school picture!
What are some ways you make the first day of homeschool special?
Jen blogs at Forever, For Always, No Matter What. She has one amazing husband and six eclectic kids. Stop in for a visit as she blogs about their Catholic faith, homeschooling and adoption, all while trying to fit in exercise and healthy eating. Jen can also be found on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.