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My kids are back at school in a couple of weeks and it’s been a flurry of activities from getting school supplies and attending school prep meetings. Not to mention, my oldest is starting kindergarten which means we’re now entering the phase of “real school.” I love back to school because it presents a fresh start for the kids. And it’s a great excuse to celebrate! Here are some some fun ideas we’ve rounded up to make your child’s first start of the school year extra special.

What are some fun ways you celebrate back to school?

P.S. Don’t forget to check out our other fantastic back to school ideas to get this school year off to a stellar beginning.

Back to School Gift Wrap and Tags (via Minieco)
These free printable tags and coordinating gift wrap are a cheerful way to wrap a small gift or treat to celebrate your child’s first day of school.

Decorated School Supplies (via Studio DIY)
Here’s an easy and bright way to decorate school supplies with…duct tape! If you want to take the celebration even further, you can even set up a back to school stand (instructions in the post) to get your kids and their friends extra excited about the school year.

First Day Of School Free Printable Signs (via Pizzazzerie)
These colorful free printable signs have got all grades covered from K-12 and make cute back to school portrait signs.

Cinnamon Roll Cake (via A Subtle Revelry)
Make the first day of school extra sweet with a breakfast bun done cake style. This is a fun idea to celebrate any special day!

Back to School Snack Mix + Free Printable (via Thirty Handmade Days)
Pack an extra special snack for your kids to celebrate their big day with this neat back to school ruler printable and easy snack mix.

Back to School Printable Breakfast Pack ($5) (via Caravan Shoppe)
This creative back to school printable pack includes all the fixings you need for a great start to the morning – including large poster/tabletop, 4 placemats, dear “future self” letter, self-portraits, and breakfast/lunch notes.

Printable Lunch Bags (via Oh Happy Day)
Turn an ordinary brown paper bag into one with a cute graphic and saying. These would be great to pack for field trips or to hold school snacks.

Colored Pencil Jewelry (via Design Mom)
Make a dazzling and colorful accessory your kids will be proud to show off. This one’s especially fitting for the young artists in the family.

Customized Binder (via Confetti Sunshine)
If you don’t have a lot of time on hand – try this easy custom name binder. So much cuter than sticking a name label on!

Teacher Apple Printables (via I Heart Naptime)
Don’t forget the teachers! This adorable apple themed free printable set is a special way for your child to show appreciation for his or her teacher.

Take a look here for more fantastic back to school ideas.

Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.