Usually, around this time of year, there are multiple Back to School parties. However, with the current COVID-19 crisis, those types of parties are now virtual or non-existent. Or, if you are a homeschooler, it might not be relevant.
So how do you make Back to Homeschool special?
Here are three simple ideas that you may want to consider from Andrea Hall.
Have a Back to Homeschool Party
Every year, on the first day back to homeschool, I decorate the kitchen like we are having a party. The theme changes every year and while the kids know it’s coming, what I end up doing is still a surprise. I hide the decorations and wait until they are in bed to decorate.
They love it! It’s cute, simple, and affordable. I get all my supplies from Dollar Tree! Although my kids are 12, 9, and 7, they all enjoy it. Last year, I decided they might be too old for this and skipped it, and they were very disappointed. I had to apologize 🙂
Yes, one of the perks of homeschooling is that you don’t always have to dress like you’re going out the home, but for the first day of school consider having a “special uniform.” In our family, I would actually get a polo shirt and pants/skirt. In other families, I have seen them get matching pajamas. Whatever your family style, dress up, and make it special.
Get together with Friends
If it is possible, get together with friends and have a Not Back to School Party! Every year our homeschool group EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. hosts a Not Back to School Party that is always fun to attend. It helps us all get into the school spirit. If you can’t get together with friends physically, have a virtual Not Back to School Party!
These are just a few ways you can make Back to Homeschool special. Do you have any back to homeschool traditions? Tell us in the comments below!