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School is back in session! Our kids are having a blast!
Our boys are all in school… second grade, Kindergarten and Preschool.
Our daughter is still home with me, but soon enough, she will use these fun ideas, too!
This year, our kids wanted to make their backpacks stand out a bit, so here are a few ways that we accomplished this.
Keychains are a fun way to make any backpack a little more personal. Our kids all bought Disney Keychains when we went to Disney last year. Our second grader bought one from our Hilton Head trip, too. (He loves to collect them when we go on trips).
I just throw them on their backpacks.
2. Bless their backpacks
Having your child’s backpack’s blessed is just a little way to have YOUR CHILD blessed… watched over, prayed for. Our church had a “blessing of the backpacks” day & it was really wonderful to see SO MANY children with their backpacks walking down to be blessed and prayed for by our congregation.
3. Wet Ones
Keep important things in there! I keep a little pack of Wet Ones in the extra pocket of our boy’s backpacks (not to mention in my purse, our daughter’s diaper bag and a canister in my car!) Giving the kids a little “travel pack” is how I know that they are staying a little more “germ-free” when they are at school. The Wet Ones singles are perfect for lunch boxes, too. Wet Ones Wipes kill 99.99 percent of germs, are hypoallergenic, and contain aloe and lanolin so they’re easy on skin for even the littlest of hands. They are available at mass, drug, and grocery stores nationwide. Find out more here.
Their rules are: Use one after you get into your classroom (after riding the bus) and use one before lunch when you reaching into your cubby grabbing your lunch box anyway.
4. Add fun tape
Add some tape to their backpack straps. Our kids love to get creative, so adding some of that great decorative tape to the straps of your backpack is an easy way to add a little style. (This picture is from Wishy Washi Tape, but you can find it anywhere! Just get creative! Look at Target, Walmart, Jo-Ann Fabrics or check online for a style that fits your child!)
5. Crayon Roll-Ups
This is a really fun & easy way for our kids to keep crayons in their backpacks. This one is the one that our daughter uses (I throw it in my purse for her to use when we are out or waiting some where. It is equally as great to have our blue one so that our boys can use it when they have down time at school or when they are riding on the bus and want to start their homework or just draw a picture.
Here area few pictures so you can see how to make them…
Fold it in half to roll it up
The ribbon has velcro on both sides, so it can roll it up and velcro is shut.
Looking for more school ideas? Check out this post on a few fun school games to play at home!