I love "lists" especially if they have something to do with family, traditions and keepsakes. So as I was enjoying my visit over at "My OH! Momma's" blog, I came across this great "list"! I know school has already started, but it's never too late to start a great tradition..for years to come.
Top Ten Back to School Traditions
Here are ten cute ideas that’ll make your kids feel extra special on their big day.
We’ve kept it simple and cheap so you’re more likely to do it year after year (which is sort of the key to traditions).
1.Serve breakfast up with a candle and sing “Happy First Day of School To You!”
2.Take a picture the first day of school, try making it in front of the same place each year or on the school steps. It’s also cute to cut out numbers of the grade they will be in and have your child hold it for the picture.
3.Have a treat waiting when they get home. It doesn’t have to be dessert, try a bin full of water balloons or fill their bedroom with helium balloons!
4.Hide a small treat, such as a sticker or a small toy, in your child’s pocket.
5.Pack a note with a loving message in your child’s lunchbox or backpack.
6.Make a paper chain with your child to countdown the last days of summer.
7.Start a journal for each child at the beginning of the year and record their friends, favorite subjects, stories they tell you, whatever you want! Even if you only spend 10 minutes a month, you will have a nice keepsake for when they are older.
8.Read “The Kissing Hand” before bed the night before school starts.
9.Have a “Back To School” bash or dinner the night or weekend before school starts. We’re planning on a bonfire and campout in our back yard.
10.Have breakfast with some friends and family to cry or celebrate now that your children are back to school!
Found this helpful and handy little list at "MyOH!Momma's" blog: http://www.myohmomma.com/ohsays/top-ten-back-to-school-traditions