It seems like summer just got started, doesn’t it? But believe it or not, the new school year is right around the corner!
Not that we want to bum anyone out, whether it be parents or children! It’s just a good idea to be prepared.
This is an excellent time to start thinking about what back to school activities you want to plan for the next month or two. It can be especially tricky this year, when many parents are opting to do something a little different with their children’s school. Whether you’re planning to send your kid back to public school, go strictly home-schooled from here on out, or something in between, we’ve got you covered with some fun ways to mark the start of the new year.
Even if your kids are dragging their feet, here are some suggestions for balloon decorations that will get them excited for the year ahead.
Back To School Party
It’s that time again — the time when your children start asking for “just five more minutes” when you go to wake them up in the morning. Yes, whether they have to catch a bus or are doing school from home, it’s time to get them back on a schedule.
Throwing a “Back to School” party is one way to lessen the pain of actually going back to school. It can be virtual, via a platform like Zoom; a small group of their friends; or even just a party for your whole family.
Letters And Numbers
For younger students, learning their letters and numbers is at the top of the to-do list for the new school year. Get them off to a head start with these fun balloon decorations.
Letters and numbers usually come in an extensive kit. So, in addition to using some of them as decorations, they could be fun to incorporate in your homeschooling. Encourage your children to use them to practice their ABCs or do simple counting exercises.
First Day Of School Photo Backdrop
Parents are generally notorious for taking photos of their kids at every occasion — and the first day of school is no exception. Your kid could be late for the bus, and you’d still make them stop and stand still, just so you can capture the moment!
Our advice? Planning ahead is always a good idea. Put together a photo backdrop ahead of time — a Junibel balloon arch or garland makes a great photo op, like the ones below. You might also want to use a chalkboard or something similar to make a sign with the date and the grade that your child is starting.
Balloon Arch With Art Supply Cut-Outs
Balloon arches are classic party decorations — and if you’re not throwing a party but you want your child to feel more enthusiastic about school, you can always put up a balloon arch around their desk at home!
Art supply cut-outs like crayons and other shapes can often be found at craft stores or dollar stores. Or, you and your child could put them together yourselves.
Back To School Balloon Letters
More back to school parties, more balloon letters — more better. The great thing about balloon decorations is they don’t even really need to be attached to a party — they’re good for any day that needs a little excitement and fun.
Kid’s Name Balloon Decorations
Of course, amidst all the balloon letters, numbers, crayon pillars, and everything else, your child might start to feel that you’re more enthusiastic about them going back to school than they are! Whether this is true or not — we’re not here to judge! — remind them that it really is all about them and their education by personalizing the back to school balloon decorations with their name.
School Daze — Celebrate The Start Of Something New
Okay, not every child is going to be as excited about school as we might like them to be. In the words of one home-schooling parent, “It’s like pulling teeth.”
That’s why most parents are constantly on the lookout for a way to encourage their children to be excited about the year to come. Balloon decorations are a simple, fun way to do just that.
Of course, your child may need to be encouraged more than once a year — but what’s wrong with a weekly “Back to School” balloon party? Anything to keep your kid excited about learning, right?
We wish all families out there a safe, happy, and well-educated school year ahead.
Which back to school balloon decorations are you going to try?