Are your kids heading back to school? We have school lunch, supplies, homework station, and routine checklist ideas along with printables.
School lunch ideas
If you are sending your kids back to school with a homemade lunch this year we’ve got lots of fun ideas for you.
Lunch box ideas
You don’t need any fancy Bento box skills to put these lunches together.
- This charcuterie lunch box is perfect for teens.
- We’ve got a full week of gluten-free school lunch box ideas that are so easy to make.
- Over at 5 Minutes for Mom I have a really easy school lunch idea that kids can make themselves.
- Do you love themed lunches for the holidays? The kids will love these healthy Halloween lunch ideas.
- Based on the Ricky Ricotta books, these Mighty Robot lunch box ideas are so much fun.
- Whether it’s World Penguin Day or not, kids are going to love this easy penguin lunch box.
- Do your kids love chicken salad? We have a quick and easy recipe and 4 ways to use chicken salad in school lunches.
- This Asian chicken salad was my daughter’s favorite school lunch. We show you how to pack it so nothing goes soggy.
- For the kids who love Minecraft, I’ve got a really easy Minecraft lunch box that you can put together too.
- If all of that isn’t enough then check out these 20 school lunch ideas I put together at Blissfully Domestic.
Lunch box labels
- Want to make fun lunchbox notes for the kids too? Check out our homemade lunchbox labels that kids will love.
- These chalkboard labels for lunch boxes can be wiped clean and re-used each day.
Homework station ideas
Setting up a comfortable space for your kids to do homework each day is so important. It could be a space at the kitchen table, their own desk, or a section of the playroom that’s allocated. We’ve got a few ideas to get you started.
- I shared details about my daughter’s homework space that we put together in her bedroom over at Kids Activities Blog.
- These DIY erasable printables will keep kids organized even in a small space.
- We’ve got a motivational printable and desk organizing tips here too.
- These tips for organizing your kids playroom includes setting up a homework space for them too.
Display kids artwork
Kids are going to bring home a lot of artwork, especially in elementary and middle school. You may not have a refrigerator that you can use magnets to display it on, but we’ve got some other ideas for you. Once you’ve transformed the artwork or hung it you can recycle all of the large pieces.
- Turn your kids artwork into magnets that you can stick on whiteboards or on the side of your refrigerator.
- This burlap and vinyl handmade pocket organizer that I hung on the wall kept artwork organized.
- A simpler idea is wood pegs with cord strung across a wall.
- Wear your kids art with these cuff bracelets. I’m sharing all the details on how to make your own at The Centsible Life.
- Kids can wear their own art too with this fun idea.
- Make a coffee table book of kids art.
School supplies for kids
Preparing the kids for a productive year ahead can become expensive. There are supplies that need to be purchased, clothing or uniforms, books, backpacks, and lockers to decorate. We’ve got quite a few ideas from how to save on supplies, to putting together classroom gift ideas to start the year off right.
- This classroom party kit will ensure that the first class event will go off without a hitch.
- One thing that classrooms need are tissues. We show you how to make a tissue supplies cake that is such a fun idea for the first day.
- Over at 5 Minutes for Mom I show you how to personalize and make plain supplies more fun with tape.
- Whether there are currently free school supplies available or you can get cash back to save money, I’ve got everything you need to know at Kids Activities Blog.
- This easy printable Captain Underpants bookmark is perfect for reading time both at school and home.
- Make a DIY Box Tops container for the classroom this year.
- A school supplies cake is the perfect way to bring additional supplies into the classroom this year.
After school routine and snacks
Returning to school also means keeping the kids organized after school. Here are some after-school ideas you can implement in your household right now.
- I’ve got a free after school routine checklist and tips for making a fun snack tray for kids at Kids Activities Blog.
- These apple-shaped donuts are perfect for an after school treat or class party.
- Looking for after school snack ideas? I’m sharing 20 after school snacks that kids will love at Blissfully Domestic.
- These gluten-free grab-and-go after school snacks are so easy to put together. I’ve got all the details at SoFab Food.
- This printable rewards chart will keep kids on track this school year.
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