Either using chalk or if you have a light box why not make a Welcome Home message? Something to make them smile when they get back from school.
After School Treats
We always buy doughnuts for a special after school treat. Mum Clio says “We usually go for cupcakes after school. This year it will be a take out order of cupcakes to enjoy at the house”.
You could make a special lunch or tea / dinner to cheer them up after 1st day back. Or maybe you could bake something together when they get back from school.
Favourite Snack for After School
If your child has a favourite snack, then you can prepare that for after school – my eldest daughter always loved cheese quesadillas, some delicious savoury muffins, or you could try a classic chewy chocolate chip cookie that can be whipped up in minutes!
Need more inspiration? Here are 11 yummy ideas for healthy (and easy) after school snacks, guaranteed to placate even the hungriest monster!
First Day of School Interview
A nice tradition is to get your child to do a little First Day of School Interview. They write down some facts about themselves and their feelings for this school year.
Download our free printable First Day of School Interview.
First Day of School Movie
Your child could pick their choice of a movie to watch with you after school.
Create a School Year Bucket List
Your child might like to put together a school year bucket list. This could include things they would like to achieve school wise but also other things like after school activities or new things they want to learn.