Over the years I have been privy to first day of school traditions from my creative client families. Maybe some of these ideas will inspire you to develop a special plan for back to school:
- First Day video. Film the calmer part of the morning while ask questions about what is in the backpack, favorite subjects and friends, etc.
- Same Place, Different Year Photo. Pick a landmark around your house to take the first day photo. Watch how your child grows from year to year and display them as a collection.
- Time Capsule. Take the first page of the newspaper along with a simple questionnaire about grade, friends, teacher, what they want to be when they grow up . . . Save for them when they graduate high school!
- Special Breakfast. Celebrate with a fanciful buffet spread- dine in or out. Singing the school song is optional (grab the video!)