Getting ready for back-to-school? Make it even more special with these tips from American Legend on how to get your kids excited for the school year!
Make a special breakfast: Making a special breakfast on the first day of school can help calm back-to-school jitters. Your American Legend kitchen is the perfect place to assemble this breakfast sushi (banana slices rolled in Greek yogurt and Fruity Pebbles). Or try this hearty breakfast sausage pizza to get them through the day.
Make going back to school “big news”: Pretend you are a reporter and interview each child about their goals for the school year and what they are most looking forward to. Video the interview and play it back for them.
Create a wish jar: Let your kids write their wishes for the school year in a mason jar labeled with their names. Display them in your kitchen window and at the end of the school year, read them together as a family and see what they accomplished.
Have a back-to-school story time: Going to school for younger children can be especially stressful. Making it safe and familiar during story time can be a great help. Set up a cozy reading nook in your American Legend home, maybe a corner in the media room or a beanbag chair in a bedroom corner, and together read some of our favorite back-to-school books: Kindergarten, Here I Come, The Night Before Preschool and Butterflies on the First Day of School. Here is a great article with even more book suggestions.
Remember: If parents have a love for learning new things, kids will see that. Plant the seed for that love at home and it will most certainly grow at school. We wish all of our American Legend families and wonderful, safe and healthy school year!