When your children are very young it is important that you get them in the back to school mood. So Starting in early august you need to begin to prepare them for school. This is really very simple to do. First you will want them to know that summer is almost over, and inform them that you will be going back to school shopping to get them all new stuff. Obviously you will only tell them this if it is within your means to get them new stuff for school. This is one way to get them excited. Another suggestion if by throwing them an end of summer party. When it comes to kids the best kind of party to throw in the summertime is a pool party.
You can usually hold it the within the last two weekends before school starts. Make it really fun for them by allowing them to create their own invitations. This would be a great arts and crafts project that you could spend one entire day doing. Then you can help to get them further in the mood by preparing goodie bags for all of their little guests. Take them to the store and allow them to pick out all of the treats that they want to give to their friends. The best place to shop for little items like this is usually the dollar store, and or your local candy store. If you are going to be including candy in your goody bags then you should buy the large bags at one of your local supermarkets. When it comes to the menu this is also very simple. Fix what kids love to eat, hot dogs and hamburgers. Don’t worry too much about the health factor; make this their final day of junk food and fun. It really is the only way to end summer and get them officially ready for school.
You will want to make sure that you have plenty of parents on hand to supervise them in the pool, and in other various activities. Don’t just let the kids run completely wild. You still want to set some type of boundaries so that no one ends up getting hurt. This can easily be accomplished by planning a few games for the kids and the adults to participate in. You can have sack races, or water balloon races. Use your imagination and you will see that the possibilities are really endless. Have your child help to prepare all of the snacks and treats for the kids including the cake. This will get them back in the routine of working on projects and following directions and will help them to enjoy themselves as well. It may even be a good idea to set up some type of arts and crafts table where the children can make and create stuff.
Making the going back to school season fun is an accomplishment that is easy for any parent to reach. The key is to be creative. Don’t do the same thing every single year; try changing it up a bit. Plan a trip to a local amusement park for one year if you have already done the end up summer party. This will give your child something that they can look forward too, before heading back to school.