Lots of Back to School Traditions

We are big on traditions at our house. I think kids benefit immensely from the repetition and excitement that tradition brings; they are usually the things that kids remember their entire life.
I’ve shared our birthday traditions, Christmas traditions, and vacation tradition, but today I wanted to share our back to school tradition.


Our Back to School Tradition

On the 1st day of school we have pancakes shaped into the grade the kids are going into. It’s easy to pull together, but is such a fun, memorable way to start our school year. It is always a HUGE hit! I use a pancake pen to make it easy to “write” on our griddle.  Here is our favorite pancake recipe.
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Note: For all those that are wondering, the pictures are from last year as we haven’t begun our school 2014-2015 school year yet!

6 {FUN} Back to School Traditions

Take Back to School Pictures like Paging Fun Mums           Make a special back to school lunch like Kelley McGuire
backtoschool pic                backtoschoolunch
Start a back to school countdown like LalyMom                Send them off with a special note like Ramblings of a Crazy Woman
Back to school date like More than the Mulberries           Take the Teacher a Back to School Gift like Events to Celebrate

More Back to School Traditions

What are your back to school traditions? Do you have a traditional breakfast, always get a new backpack, take special pictures, a special lunch? We’d love to know!

If you have a blog feel free to link up below. If not, please leave a comment so we can read about your traditions too.
Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.