Back To School Ideas & Books To Get You Ready For The New School Year

We started school this week.  The kids have been home since March 2019 (and I have loved it) and we have been doing distance learning.  Our kids' school is not offering distance learning this year, so they are back on campus.  I wanted to make sure they were excited to return, looking forward to learning, seeing friends, and ready for the new year.  Here are some fun back to school ideas!

I always love to take back to school photos of the kids.  I have had this vintage desk for years, but I am sure if you search CraigsList or other selling sites you might be able to find one locally. I added this fun easel that we have had since Carter was a toddler, books related to starting school, a globe, and other fun school supplies.  You can order the brick backdrop here.

We love reading books that are about getting ready for school and going to school.  Here are some books that we love.

Dog Days Of School By Kelly DiPucchio

The Pigeon Has To Go To School By Mo Willems

Pete The Cat Rocking In My School Shoes By James Dean

Splat The Cat By Rob Scotton

I Promise By Lebron James

In our study I decided to decorate our built in for back to school.  The kids loved it and I think it turned out so cute.  All of these books can be found above and most of the plush dolls are on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

I love this 3 tier I have from Pottery Barn.  I always use it for holidays and parties.  I just added anything I could find around the house that was school related like books, paint, play-doh, glue, and fun banners.  These banners can be found here.

This is the bar cart we have in the kitchen.  I just added a few things to the bar cart to make it festive and fun for back to school.  The red banners are a free printable and you can find them here.

I always try to make breakfast on the first day of school fun and festive.  You can find all the printables for a back to school breakfast here.

I made these apple balloons a few years ago when the kids were heading into 2nd grade and kindergarten.  You can check out the video tutorial here.  They are so easy to make.  Click here for the link for the green leaf.

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Just remember to cherish each and every day with your kids and remember your greatest contribution to the world may not be something you do, but who you raise!