The Life of Jennifer Dawn: Back to School Ideas & Weekly Link Party

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Back to School Ideas & Weekly Link Party

Our homeschool co-op and the local school system all start back to school on Monday. Yes, that's right! Monday, August 7 is coming at us way too fast. Wow! Where did the summer go?

When do your kids start their school year? Even if your kids aren't going back to school just yet, it's never too early to start planning and preparing. Inject some fun into this busy time of year with these super cute back to school ideas! There are teacher gifts, back to school snacks, organizers, printables, and more! I'm sharing them with the hope that you and your kids have a very happy start to the school year.
1. Chocolate Apples / The Country Chic Cottage
These apple-shaped chocolates give an apple for the teacher a whole new meaning. They make a sweet teacher gift for the first day of school or a fun after-school snack for the kids.

2. Faux Concrete School Organizer / The Country Chic Cottage
How neat are these? They're a decorative way to store school supplies for a homework station, desk, or homeschool room. They'd also make a fun teacher gift!

3. Back to School Candy Gram / Somewhat Simple
Sweeten the teacher up with this fun printable and all the candy that's intended to go with it. It's sure to brighten their day!

4. Ruler Frame / Dazzle While Frazzled
These adorable, school-themed picture frames make fun teacher appreciation gifts! They'd even be great for displaying those back to school photos of your kids. For home or for school, they're super cute!

5. Smart Cookie Gift Tag Printables / Somewhat Simple
Settle those first day jitters and give the kids a confidence boost with these encouraging tags. They're the perfect addition to a batch of homemade cookies!

6. The Wheels on the Bus Sentence Strips / A Little Pinch of Perfect
Add music and song to your first day of school with these fun printable sentence strips. These are, of course, intended for your younger students. ;)

7. Double-Sided Tissue Pouch / Gluesticks
These handmade pouches hold tissues on one side and sanitizer and chapstick on the other. They also tuck in nicely in a backpack or desk making them a portable and easy way for the kids to keep these essentials handy.

8. Back to School BINGO Checklist / The Life of Jennifer Dawn
Ditch the boring to do list for this fun BINGO Board Checklist. The goal? A BINGO Blackout and a successful start to the school year!

This was another hard week to choose features! There were sooooo many excellent posts shared during last week's party. Keep an eye on Facebook for some of the posts I didn't feature here to be shared on social media. If you aren't following me there, this would be a great time to start.
Now it's time for...

Meet your hostesses!
(Be sure to give them a follow!)
Tanya  |  The Natural Homeschool  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest
Jennifer  |  The Life of Jennifer Dawn  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest

Are you ready to share your own posts and projects? We can't wait to see what you've been crafting, creating, decorating, mixing, and posting!

If you were featured this week, feel free to grab a button...

Party time! A Little Bird Told Me that you've been doing some amazing things! I'd love for you to share! Link up a recipe, craft, home decor project, home school post, activity/craft for kids, or any other post you're proud of! Your post will be shown on each host's blog where we will individually pick features each week. We're teaming up to bring you an even bigger and better party!

Follow each host, grab a button, link up, visit others, and be sure to leave some comment love on each other's posts!  That same little birdie told me that we all love comments! If you don't have anything to link up, that's okay! Sit back, get comfy, and glean inspiration from the amazing posts shared below...

Remember that you must link back in order to be featured.  If your link does get featured, I have a special Pinterest board to further showcase your tremendous talent! Just a few more things... This party is not for giveaways or other link parties. Be sure to link to the specific post and not your blog's homepage. By linking up, you are giving us permission to feature your post. All features will be given credit and a link to its source.

Here we go! I can't wait to see what you're sharing this week!


  1. Thank you for featuring my Teacher Frames. Much appreciated.

  2. UK schools only broke up last week and go back first week of September. Summer is only just getting started here - although you wouldn't know that from the weather, we've had a lovely May /June and now it is pretty awful! Maybe we need to rethink when our summer holidays are.

  3. I hope your August has gotten off to an awesome start!


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