10 Back To School Tradition Ideas

As the glorious summer season comes to an end, there’s one thing all parents are thinking about – it’s back to school time! Whether your kids are starting junior kingergartden or grade six, the first day of school can be a hectic time filled with a lot of emotions. If you’re looking for a way to make the first day of school as simple and memorable as possible for both you and your children, you’ll love the ideas featured in this round-up! From special breakfast dates to unique photograh ideas, these ideas will help you slow down and make special memories with your special kids.

Make the first day back to school extra memorable with these 10 ideas!


We love the idea of treating your children to an extra special breakfast as a way to spend some time together before their first day of #school!

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What better way to start the first day of school celebration than with the most important meal of the day? We love the idea of treating your children to an extra special breakfast as a way to spend some time together before the big day. But because the first day of school is typically busy in the household, try to find recipes that are easy to prepare or simple to make ahead.


When your kids come to the kitchen when they first wake up, have a bunch of balloons ready to make them feel special and excited. And as an added bonus, they'll be perfect props for photographs!

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Few things are more celebratory than balloons! When your kids come to the kitchen when they first wake up, have a bunch of balloons ready to make them feel special and excited. And as an added bonus, they’ll be perfect props for photographs!


If you're looking for a way to slow down and enjoy the moment with your child, we love the idea of surprising them with a sweet breakfast date.

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Because the first day of school is filled with a combination of emotions, it tends to fly by. If you’re looking for a way to slow down and enjoy the moment with your child, we love the idea of surprising them with a sweet breakfast date. Using special plates and a “Happy First Day of School” banner, this idea will make your child feel relaxed and loved while you get a chance to embrace the moment.


These #freeprintables can be easily assembled and can be tucked into lunch boxes, backpacks, purses or even wallets!

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While the first day of school is an exciting transition in your children’s lives, it can be filled with a lot nervousness, too. To help make your kids feel awesome and confident, these motivational notes will do the job in a colourful way. The free printables can be easily assembled and can be tucked into lunch boxes, backpacks, purses or even wallets!


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We know how important the first day of school is for parents and children and these free printable grade signs will help you document the moment in a beautiful way! Whether your child is entering grade one or grade twelve, you’ll love looking back on your photographs and seeing their sweet faces on their first day of school.

Download the First Day of Grade Free Printables!


These #freeprintable #lunchnotes are a great way to guarantee your children smile during their lunch break. Available in six designs, you can wish your children a great day, good luck or give them a sweet treat for great behaviour.

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These adorable free printable lunch notes are a great way to guarantee your children smile during their lunch break. Available in six designs, you can wish your children a great day, good luck or give them a sweet treat for great behaviour.

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This tradition idea is a great way to document how much your child grows over the years.

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This tradition idea is a great way to document how much your child grows over the years. By having them fill out their best friend’s name, their favourite book, their favourite food and other personality traits on their first day of school, you can collect them and always have fond memories of their childhoods.


By gifting them with a sweet DIY creation, you'll not only make a great first impression, but your child's sweet gesture will make her feel happy and comfortable in her new classroom with her new students.

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It may come as a surprise to your but chances are, your child’s teacher is probably just as nervous as you are! By gifting them with a sweet DIY creation, you’ll not only make a great first impression, but your child’s sweet gesture will make her feel happy and comfortable in her new classroom with her new students.


This adorable tradition idea will document them in a unique way while giving you the chance to spread more excitement about growing up!

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There’s nothing sweeter than hearing the hopes and dreams your children have when they’re young. This adorable tradition idea will document them in a unique way while giving you the chance to spread more excitement about growing up!


When your tots are all dressed in their back to school outfits, take a photo of their height and when the next year rolls around, you'll be able to see how much they've grown!

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When your tots are all dressed in their back to school outfits, take a photo of their height and when the next year rolls around, you’ll be able to see how much they’ve grown!


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