Back to School

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.


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First Day of School Printables

Get ready for the first day of school with your 1st day signs, a fun game, 1st day of school craft, and these cute coloring pages!

Celebrate Back to School with a fun math activity! These Crack the Code Worksheets make practicing addition and subtraction fun for kindergarten and first grade students. Crayon CVC WOrds Activity back to school pencil punctuation activities back to school rhyming activities

Back to School Printables

We have lots of other fun, clever back to school worksheets to help kids get excited about going back to school! Check out these free resources:

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Back to School Activities

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FREE Lego All About Me Printable perfect for first day of school or back to school for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade kids! #backtoschool #allaboutme #preschool all about me worksheets all about me poster

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - and

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