Back to school can cause a lot of stress, whether kids are excited or anxious (or both), talking about what to expect before school starts helps get kids more comfortable. One way we talk through what to expect headng back to school is with printables. Here are 10 of our favorite Back to School Printables! Some are games, others are ideas to make back to school go more smoothly (snack ideas!) or to brighten up the first day (lunch box notes!):
- Start off lunch with a smile – with these adorable lunchbox notes from Spaceships and Laserbeams!
- Childhood 101 made snack planning a breeze with this printable of 50 snack ideas! Laminate and put it on the fridge for easy reference!
- These water bottle labels from Mom Endeavors are cute – my kids would get a kick out of them and (fingers crossed!) hopefully drink more water!
- Printable 1st Day Signs: I love, love, love taking pictures of the kids holding first day of school signs. We have 3 sets of printables for you to choose from – for grades K through 5!
- Coffee Cups & Crayons made a super cute printable gift tag to give to teachers to help them “get back to the old grind”
- Get the kids excited about school with a School Supply Scavenger Hunt! B Inspired Mama has a printable one that looks fun. Plus I love, love, love school supplies!
- Save those summer memories! This is a fun idea from Love and Marriage Blog – for kids to fill out and remember their summer.
- Try playing an I Spy game for back to school! Kids love playing I Spy…plus as you’re playing it’s a fun way to talk through what to expect at school and any questions or anxiety they may be feeling about the new school year.
- First Day of School Interview – print one out each year, and the set will make such a fun keepsake!
- A cute poem – and activity to ease anxious kids from the Reformed Idealist mom! (Also an idea that I am totally doing this year!)
Want More Back to School Ideas?
- 10 Back To School Traditions that you can start this year!
- Of course we have an I Spy game for you to download and print!
Top 10 Back To School Ideas
I’m joining with a group of bloggers to give you lots of back to school resources! Each of these posts has 10 ideas for you – check them out:
Top 10 School Bus Crafts from Craftulate
Top 10 Readiness Activities for Your Kindergartener Our Good Life
Top 10 1st Day of School Keepsakes from Artsy Momma
Top 10 After School Snacks from Nemcsok Farms
Top 10 DIY School Supplies Projects from Crafty Kids at Home
Top 10 Homeschool Room Essentials from School Time Snippets
Top 10 Back to School Ideas to Calm an Anxious Child from Lemon Lime Adventures
Top 10 Back to School Sensory Play Ideas from Project Sensory
Top 10 Nature Study Supplies from Rhythms of Play
Top 10 Powerful Affirmations to Make Confident School Kids
Top 10 Back to School Math Activities for Kids – Little Bins for Little Hands
Top 10 Back to School Apple Crafts and Activities from Play & Learn Everyday
Top 10 Learning Supplies for Preschool from Mom Inspired Life
Top 10 Back to School Science Activities at Preschool Powol Packets
Top 10 Back To School Printables from The Pleasantest Thing