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Making Your Children's First Day of School Special & Better Mom Mondays Link-up!

A wonderful thing you can do for your children is making their first day of school special.  It doesn't matter if you homeschool or do traditional school, making the first day fun can help the transition from summer to school time easier and create many memories. 

Some wonderful ideas are:

*Have a back to school breakfast-  Last year we decorated for the theme of school time. I took some black construction paper and my husband wrote their names really fancy with chalk to make their placemats look like chalkboards.  I took scrabble pieces and wrote in their grade by their names. My center pieces are mason jars with crayons it it and little bowels of extra letters from scrabble. 

*Have a fun gift or bucket of supplies waiting for your children- I do containers for my kids with new school supplies (each year the container is different)  Add little notes or scriptures for each child of encouragment.  Let them know how excited you are about the new school year with them.  


*Have a fun meal-We had our yearly tradition of fresh doughnuts from the bakery   and mason jars of milk and juice.  This is the only time all year we get fresh doughnuts so it is really a treat!  You could also do bagels, fruit, or a homemade breakfast.  Just make it special!

*Pray Together-Take a few minutes with each child and pray with them individually.  Pray that God will bless their year and they will feel HIS presence with them whether they go off to school or are by your side. 

If you stay simple it doesn't take too long to get together, there are some wonderful ideas on Pinterest to make the first day fun so check those out.

I hope you all have a wonderful school year with your children, enjoy every memory you can make with them!




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