April 18, 2023

Fun Back To School Activities for Kids

Back to school creeps up on us all very quick during the summer, so being prepared so activities for your kids will help you in the long run.

Time flies when kids are having fun and summertime is the quickest season of the year!

And while that return to school is always mixed emotions for parents and kids alike, with out help you can make it as fun and seamless as possible.

In this blog we’ll explore some really fun back to school activities for your kids that will help ease the transition.

And hey, you might have some fun yourself!

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Back to School Activities for Kids

School Items Hunt

Think Easter Egg hunt, but your kids will be finding school supplies instead!

This is one of the best back to school activities for kids because they can keep fit and active, as well as having loads of fun collecting shiny new things.

You’ll need to make a list of all the things a student needs for school – like pencils, erasers, notebooks, and markers, then hide them around the house.

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Give your children hints, then let them explore, look for, and collect the objects.

And, why not hide some bigger prizes or a grand prize like a new schoolbag or backpack to finish the game out?

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Meet up with your classmates

Whether your kid or kids are returning for another year or going to school for the first time, the first few days will be much easier if they are familiar with their classmates.

Of course they might have kept in touch with some of them throughout the summer, but sometimes that isn’t possible.

Children starting a new school year need to develop friendships and a sense of belonging.

back to school activities for kids like meeting up with their classmates before they return can familiarise them with it

So before the school year starts, encourage your children to get to know their classmates.

Plan a meetup or playdate at a nearby park or GAA pitch so that you may play games and do activities with them there.

By doing this, you may reduce any fear you may have about making new friends and establish a good social atmosphere straight away.

The key is all about planning – this blog on how to keep your kids active will tell you how.

Go Shopping!

We all love new things – whether you’re a kid or an adult!

So take your kids shopping for new school clothes and shoes on a special outing.

Include them in the decision-making process and let them select their preferred goods within the available budget.

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In addition to making sure they are dressed comfortably; this exercise instils a sense of pride and pleasure in them towards their new clothes.

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Get Personalised Items

Remember how cool it was to have your name printed on your jersey, backpack or hoodie back in the day?

That hasn’t changed!

Embrace your child’s ingenuity by having them customise their backpack.

You can encourage kids to personalise their bags with their names, favourite designs, or motivational sayings by giving them fabric markers, iron-on patches, or even embroidery supplies.

This exercise gives their possessions a unique touch and fosters a sense of pride too.

Check out our Embroidery service which might help.

And, if there’s a backpack your child has a special attachment too but it might have seen better days, this blog on how to fix a broken backpack strap could be useful.

Make a Memory Jar

The beginning of a new school year is an occasion to celebrate.

By decorating a glass jar together, you can assist your youngster in creating a memory jar. Encourage students to record special moments on tiny slips of paper and put them in the jar during the academic year.

Open the jar at the end of the year and reflect on the memorable experiences they experienced.

This activity makes a memento and offers a chance to consider one’s own personal development.

Here is a really good guide on How to create a DIY memory jar.


Back to school can be a busy time. That’s why we’ve created this other blog on how you can Balance Sports and School for your kids.

You may make the change from summer vacation to school days fun for your kids by including these back-to-school activities into your daily routine.

Keep in mind that fostering a happy and stimulating environment encourages students to embrace learning, form friendships, and look forward to the following school year.

Be prepared for fun, fun and more fun!