Children often start back at school with mixed feelings- the excitement of seeing and playing with their friends, the worry of handling the school work and the concerns of teacher expectations.
Parents dread the early morning rush to get ready, to organise lunches and the afternoon battles with homework. Now, you can be super-organised with a Back-to-School Checklist. Find it here from iMom.
Avoid the 'night before' panic to complete an overlooked assessment due. Download and print a homework calendar for each child with Disney characters from Family.com Fill in the school subjects and enter the projects and assignments due dates. see here
Kids grow too fast and you need to take a moment to save a memory. Take photos of these special days. Print off these freebies from HowDoesShe.com to create a first day of school memories. see here You could also download the Back-to-School photo checklist from simpleasthatblog.com. It provides some great photo ideas that won't take forever to set up... wonderful for creating unique photo memories.
Now.. what about school lunches? Well, kids will really look forward to lunchtime if they have some edible crayons in their packs. They are uper easy to prepare and the kids can help. You can find the directions at gourmetmomonthego.com. The instructions use pretzel sticks but I found Arnotts Fun Sticks worked best. Just dip each end into coloured choc melts and wrap a printed label around each.. done!
Kids really enjoy stickers, notes or labels in their lunch boxes. You can find plenty of ideas for this. Tinyme.com.au have some great Australian animal cake toppers or labels that work well for any Australian theme.
If you want to encourage your kids to eat their fruit and brighten their day, add some tags from AlphaMom.. You are 'pear'-fect! You're the apple of my eye! and more.
Or, try some colourful Muppet lunch labels from spoonful.com to print off and include to really make lunch time fun at school.
Some of these suggestions will add real colour and excitement to your kids' day and you will enjoy it, too.
Whether we want them or not, the New Year will bring new challenges; whether we seize them or not, the New Year will bring new opportunities. ~Michael Josephson,
The new year's calendars line the shelves and many have set new resolutions to become more organised. Organisation is not something relegated to business and office work but is really helpful for families, too, enabling families to do more than survive the deluge of family and school commitments, schedules and events, but instead to thrive. Help is at hand! There are some handy resources that you might like to consider to help you take control of your daily and weekly tasks and schedules... and some of these are listed below.
Every family is unique; but all families are made up of individuals with the same need to connect, to interact and share with others.