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Get The Kids Involved in Preparing For The First Day Back

Published date: 21/08/2018 09:03

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The new term is fast approaching, and stocking up your kids’ bags with school essentials can be a stressful task. But you don’t have to do it alone! This is a key opportunity to get the kids involved in preparing for their first day back. Not only will it help keep them busy and entertained, it will also be one less thing on your to-do list!

Here at Office Outlet, we offer a dynamic range of crafting supplies, that will help keep the little ones entertained and involved in preparing for their first day back. Here are 5 creative ways you can get the kids involved in Back to School prep:


1. Back to School Essentials Checklist: 

Create a Back to School Essentials checklist, and place it on a wall or the fridge, and let your child tick off each item when it’s been bought. Use our wide range of crafting supplies to make your board look as exciting as you want!


2. Name school items: 

Naming all new school items: Once you’ve purchased all your Back to School essentials, go through each item and label it with your child’s name and class, to prevent it from going missing. Choose from our variety of permanent markers, and get started!


3. Routine Board: 

Create a Daily Routine Board, listing all the tasks your child would need to complete daily for school. For any task completed, they can stick a sticker on it to mark it as done! Tasks can include anything from brushing their teeth to getting dressed, or be doing their homework, and help with chores. 

4. Packed Lunch Menu: 

Create a packed lunch menu. This is a great way to allow kids to feel like they’re being given the opportunity to make some of their own decisions, whilst also saving them leaving a lot of their lunch, or chucking it away. Include different food groups, and let your child choose which items they want for that day. For example, put fruit on the chart, but provide a few different options of fruit, or a sandwich, but let them choose which filling goes inside. Jazz up your menu with our arts and crafts range.


5. School Bag Checklist: 

Create a school bag checklist for each day- this is a great way to ensure your child doesn’t forget their P.E Kit or lunch at home and is applicable to school going children of all ages. Run through the list in the morning, and let your child tick off what they have as you go along.


And there you have it! 5 creative ways to keep the kids involved in preparing for their first day back at school. Give it a go and see how you get along. Just remember, preparing for Back to School doesn’t have to be so stressful! Take a little time to list what you need, and get in before the last-minute rush! Check out Office Outlet’s Back to School essentials for all your kids’ needs. 

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