Back to homeschool season is in full swing and you may be wondering how to make your first day of homeschool memorable and fun with your kids! Today I’m going to share some super fun back to homeschool traditions so you can make that first day something for everyone in your home to look forward to with these first day of homeschool ideas!
First Day of Homeschool Ideas
I’ll begin by telling you what we do for our first day. I like to set up our dining room table, which also doubles as our homeschool table, with a cute little sign and my husband will go and pick us up a dozen fancy donuts. The kids all come out after chore time and we sit together and pick out which donuts we want to eat.
First Day of School Pictures
Traditionally, I make a sign and take a picture of all of the kids. They fill in an “About Me” sheet from My Homeschool Preschool Planner to go in the front of their notebooks. This year our first day was just a little bit chaotic, but I did end up taking pictures of the kids. I used a letter board to create their first day sign. Finally, we start our day by sorting out our new supplies and digging into our brand new books!
Not Back to School Party
On the first day of public school, we like to get together with other homeschoolers for a fun roller skating party just to celebrate the fact that we still have our freedom. Haha! In the past we’ve met up with other homeschoolers at the park for donuts, too!
Back to School Cupcakes
My kids LOVE cupcakes. These back to school chalkboard cupcakes are PERFECT for an after school treat!
More Ideas for the First Day of Homeschool
Want to know how other homeschoolers celebrate the first day of homeschool? Check out these first day of homeschool ideas!
The Kitchen Table Classroom shares how her family celebrates the first day of public school.
Life of a Homeschool Mom shares her family’s favorite first day of homeschool traditions.
Want to learn how to make the first day of homeschool fun? How To Homeschool My child has several ideas!
I’m loving the first day of homeschool traditions from Arrows and Applesauce!
Sometimes getting back into the routine of homeschool can be hard. Hip Homeschool Moms has a great article about easing the transition to back to school.
Sometimes writing is a great way to get back to homeschooling. WriteShop has some fun Back to School Writing Prompts for high schoolers.
Tips for Back to School
Need some tips for back to school week? I have 5 tips for preparing for a new school year!
More School Help
Even More Great Back to Homeschool Tips!
No matter how much I plan, every year it seems that the new school year sneaks up on me. With August here, it means summertime is winding down and homeschool days will soon be in full swing. This week, I’m teaming up with some of my fellow homeschool bloggers to bring you some great Back to Homeschool tips and resources. Be sure to check them all out below!
Top Back to School Worksheets for Your Homeschool from In All You Do
Back to school freebie printables roundup from Hess UnAcademy
Back to Homeschool Ideas to both Celebrate and Prepare for the Coming Year from This Bit of Life
How to Get Back into Homeschooling After a Break from 4 One More
How and Why to Use an Eclectic Approach to Homeschooling from The WOLFe Pack
First Day of Homeschool Tips from Homeschooling 4 Him
Ways to Help Your Kids Focus (ADHD) from Whole Child Homeschool
Back to School Prep: Don’t Forget the Music! from Music in Our Homeschool
Top Ten Ways to Smoothly Transition Back to Homeschool from Homeschool On the Range
Start Your New Homeschool Year On The Right Foot from Hope In The Chaos
Homeschool Room Essentials from Some Call It Destiny
The Mega List of Free Homeschool Resources from With the Huddlestons
Fun First Day of Homeschool Ideas from Simple Living Mama
Top Ten Tips – Help For Your Homeschool Journey from Geez, Gwen!
Make A Fun Tradition Around Pancakes To Celebrate from Our Crazy Adventures In Autismland
How to Plan Your Homeschool Year in One Day from Heart and Soul Homeschooling
My List of Favorite Homeschool Math Resources from Julie Naturally
Back to School Deals from The Homeschool Cafe
Homeschool Organization Without a Homeschool Room from An Off Grid Life
The Pros and Cons of Open-and-Go Curriculum from Thrive at Home
Meal Planning for Homeschool Moms from My Joy-Filled Life