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Five Fun ideas to do for Back to School

Posted by  ·  August 10, 2012  ·  Last Updated: August 10, 2012

Bella starts School next week and I’ve got back to school on my brain!  What a great time of year to celebrate and refresh.  I can’t think of anything better than getting kids excited and motivated for such a BIG thing.  Here are five fabulous back to school ideas!

I love this idea for the Back to School Fairy to bring school supplies. What kid wouldn’t be thrilled with this?

How about a Back to School Party the night before. I just adore these party details!

How about revamping an old back pack?

Get started with your teacher on the right foot.  With this practical and  fabulous teacher gift.

First day of School photo props, and cards. What a fun way to remember the day! Even the oldest kid might have fun showing these off.

Whatever you do make it a special time for your little ones, if your excited they will be excited too! In other news…

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  1. Debra
    Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
    fun ideas
  2. Ximena Schneider
    Sunday, August 26th, 2012
    Great ideas!
  3. Saturday, August 11th, 2012
    Although my girls are no longer in elementary school, your udeas have inspired a "refreshing college send-off!" Thanks so mych!
  4. Shar
    Friday, August 10th, 2012
    I have been looking all over the web for great Teacher gifts and Ideas for back to school!! Duh I should have come to this first. you always have great Ideas!!!
    Thank you so much for posting this I am going to make that FABULOUS Teacher Gift!!! Thanks again!!
    • Friday, August 10th, 2012
      Thank you Shar! Send me a pic on facebook if you do that teacher bouquet. I would love to see it!
  5. Heather
    Friday, August 10th, 2012
    These are such a great idea! I'm more sad now that my daughter already started school. :(