How to Get Kids Excited About Back to School Season

Back to school season usually fills children with dread. The older the child gets, the worse it gets. The good thing is you can get younger kids excited about back to school season. Whether your child is scared to go to school for the first time or just dreads going back and starting a new year, you can get them excited about it. Let’s take a closer look at how to get kids excited about back to school season.

How to Get Kids Excited About Back to School Season

How to Get Kids Excited About Back to School Season
Back to school graphic

Purchase Fun School Supplies

Little kids up to preteens can get excited about back to school supplies. The key is to let them pick out some fun stuff. It might be a fun backpack, pencil case, gel pens, etc. Fun school supplies can get kids excited to go back to school. The key is to not let them have the supplies until the first day of school. The same goes for back to school clothing. If your preteen daughter is excited to wear some of the new outfits, hold off on letting her until the first day of school.

How to Get Kids Excited About Back to School Season
How to Get Kids Excited About Back to School Season

Plan Something Fun for the First Day

The first day of school should always be a fun day. You can start the day with their favourite breakfast, maybe even let them have the sugary cereal that you only let them have on the weekends. You can then plan to do something fun after school, like go out and have pizza. Just make it a fun day for them.

How to Get Kids Excited About Back to School Season
Girl’s hand painted.

Let Your Kids Personalize Their Gear

Another fun thing to do is to let your kids personalize their backpack, binders, etc. You could also get a jean jacket and let your kid pick out fun patches to put on it. Letting your kids have fun with their school supplies will get them excited to show the pieces to their friends.

Enroll Your Kids in Activities

If your kids love afterschool activities, look for something to enroll your child in. Your child will be excited for school to start when there’s something fun to do in the evenings. It might be sports, music lessons, or anything else that your child is interested in.

How to Get Kids Excited About Back to School Season
Girl playing the piano.

Go to a School Tour

Last, but not least, if your child is going to school for the first time or going to a new school, take your child on a school tour. This can help calm some of the anxiety of going to a new place. Your child can see that the building isn’t that scary and can learn where everything is. Your kids can also meet new friends.

Back to school season is rarely fun for anyone except parents. You’re thrilled to have the house back to yourself, but your kids are depressed for summer to be over. Take the time do a couple easy things that will make going to school exciting. It might be fun school supplies or an after school activity. Either way, you can make going to school less miserable for your children.

Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. It was always very exciting in Germany when it was the first day of school, since there the child always gets a big decorated cone filled with school supplies, candy and other goodies. I do like these tips for getting kids excited about going back to school. 🙂

  2. As a kid nothing could have convinced me to get excited to go back to school except maybe a new wardrobe but even then not really excited. lol


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