3 Ways to Make Back to Homeschool Special

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 🙂

Dress Up

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!

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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!

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