Fun Ways for Students to Celebrate Going Back to School
You can also make a project more personal by creating something like
Hi! This is Meghan Lynn Allen for About.com, and today we'll discuss fun ways for students to celebrate going back to school.Start the year off right by creating a back to school ritual. Students will look forward to going back to school if their favorite things are included every August or September. For example: back to school shopping. Ask for your student's or child's input, and what they're looking forward to wearing this fall.You can also talk about back-to-school supplies, a favorite amongst home schoolers, and make a trip to the craft store and get some special items you plan on using.Think about something new and different for each school year. Consult with your student or child about what they'd like to see changed this year.Think about changing up the space and scenery. You can move the furniture, or perhaps you can take everything off the walls and paint the room a new fresh color.Next, consider a group activity. Perhaps you're a member of a homeschool support group, or you've got a network of homeschoolers in your state or county. Think about a back to school picnic, a great time for parents to reconnect as well as children, and get excited for a new school year.You can also celebrate the back to school season with a little fun by having your very own photo shoot. Every child needs that yearly school photo, so whether you take them to the mall or have a digital shoot in your own house, make sure that every year they have that school photo.You can also make a project more personal by creating something like a time capsule or a dream chest. A time capsule contains all your child's likes and favorites in a time capsule that gets buried in the backyard and opened maybe at the end of the school year, or maybe next year. A dream chest is something you work on throughout the year. You're taking magazine clippings and other media, putting it in that chest throughout the year.Perhaps a video of the student themselves, everything that happened throughout the year, their dreams, their aspirations, and putting it into that chest to be opened at a later date.Thanks for watching. To learn more, visit us on the web at About.com.