16 Ideas to Kickstart Back-to-School + Free Printable

We are absolutely loving summer, but we're excited to help you find some new ways to get back in the groove of school in the coming weeks. We wanted to start early to take the stress off the end of summer! Enjoy our fresh ideas to give you a jumpstart on the new school year.
1. Help your kids get into a routine with this After-School Routine Clock from Playful Notes! This also works for morning routines before school. Great visual for younger children who have trouble keeping track of time!
2. A fun t-shirt makes the first day of school extra special. We've got you covered! All designs are fully customizable and great for boys excited for the new year. (Girls shirts are further below in this post!)
I Dig Preschool Shirt by Maley Designs
3. Show your child's new teacher your support AND help keep the classroom clean and healthy! These free printable labels are perfect for gifting a bottle of hand sanitizer to start the new year.
LEGO Building Blocks idea and label from Mama Cheaps
Hands Down Best Teacher label from Skip to My Lou
4. We've pulled together some fresh, healthy lunch ideas to keep your kiddos well-fed this year!
Healthy School Lunch Ideas (Roundup 13!) from 100 Days of Real Food
5. Getting dressed before school doesn't have to be madness. Plan out the week ahead with this Outfit Closet Organizer idea from 40 Eighteen. Budget friendly and easy to implement!
6. Feed growing bodies and learning brains with a healthy and nutrient-rich breakfast! Take the hassle out of cooking with these make-ahead breakfast options for a busy morning. 
Peanut Butter Breakfast Bites from Six Sisters' Stuff
7. As promised, we have adorable back-to-school t-shirts for girls to celebrate a new year! All designs are fully customizable, so your girl will be rocking her own unique style from day one. Available for all grades!
Kindergarten Tribe Shirt by Maley Designs
8. Make the First Day of School a milestone to remember! We created a special First Day of School Printable Sign, perfect for photos and making memories! Click below to get the full PDF with grades Pre-K through 6th grade. Don't forget to tag us with your sign @maleydesigns on Instagram to be featured.
Thanks for reading. We hope you have a great first day of school this year!

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