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BEST Back to School Guide EVER! 🍎🍎🍎

Your Handbook for All Things Back to School!

By Christen Reiner, Macaroni Kid Lakewood-Littleton Editor and Publisher August 10, 2020


The Back to School Guide is one of my favorite things to create for Macaroni Kid. Back to school season can be overwhelming... for both the kiddos AND mom and dad! 

This year, I decided to incorporate a few new things (and a bit of humor!) since this year is so WILDLY different from any we've experienced so far as parents. We've gathered all of the best helpful hints, back to school prep ideas, school info, snack and dinner suggestions, and even some specific ideas just for the "Year of the Rona". You will find helpful hints for whichever school option you have chosen for your family. Be sure to check back often, as things are ever-changing and I will adding new information frequently!

 πŸ“‹ HELPFUL HINTS


🍎Less is More for Kids in School

🍎 "Get to Know Me Form" for Back to School

🍎 Is It Safe to Share the Truth About My Special Needs Child?

🍎 6 New Ways to Ask About Your Child's Day

🍎 12 Things I've Learned About Being A Special Needs Parent (So Far)

🍎 Friendship 101

🍎 My Child is Dyslexic... Now What?

🍎After School Checklist Makes Life Easier

🍎Save Money on Back to School Shopping

🍎 Back to School Pressures: 4 Ways We are Stressing Out Our Kids

🍎5 Teacher Approved Ways to Make Back to School Time Great

🍎10 Things to Do with Your Kids BEFORE School Starts


 β˜‘️ BACK TO SCHOOL PREP


✏️7 Things You Can Do at Home to Make the First Day of School Easier

✏️ 8 Things to Do Before Going Back to School

✏️ Helping Your Child with Special Needs Get Ready for Back to School

✏️ Back to School Tips - Things to Do NOW!

✏️ Save Money on Back to School Shopping

✏️ Celebrate the First Day of School!

✏️ First Day of School Pictures

✏️ Coping with Back To School Anxiety


 πŸ˜· GOING BACK TO SCHOOL DURING THE "YEAR OF THE RONA"

😷 5 Tips to Help Your Kids Adjust to Wearing a Mask in School 

😷 Free Printables! Brighten Your Child's Day With a Love Note

😷 10 Tips to Prepare Your Kids and Your Home for Distance Learning

😷 10 Tips to Survive a School Closure from a Homeschool Mom

😷 36 Educational Resources to Use if School is Canceled

😷 DIY: Taking Soap on the Go

😷 Can You Apply for P-EBT Benefits?


 πŸŽ­ FALL LESSONS, CLASSES & ACTIVITIES


πŸ’‘ Check out our CALENDAR!

πŸ’‘ CHECK BACK FOR MORE LESSONS, ACTIVITIES, & CLASSES COMING SOON!


 πŸ–¨οΈ PRINTABLES


πŸ“œ Back To School Printable Signs 

πŸ“œ Printable Love Notes for Your Child

πŸ“œ Daily Routine Printable


 πŸ–ŒοΈ FUN SCHOOL-THEMED CRAFTS


🎨 DIY Back to School Wreath

🎨 Back to School T-Shirt

🎨 Homework Time Door Hanger

🎨 Homework Survival Kit

🎨 Spruce Up Your Bike for Back to School

🎨 Brighten Up Your Backpack with a DIY Rainbow


 πŸ–±οΈ HELPFUL WEBSITES FOR KIDS


πŸ’» Khan Academy - learn everything about everything!

πŸ’» National Geographic For Kids - Explore our world and the creatures that live in it!

πŸ’» Fact Monster - homework help and study tips for all subjects and grades!


 πŸ₯¨ AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS


πŸ§€ No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

πŸ§€ Apple Nachos

πŸ§€ Easy Peanut Butter Roll Ups

πŸ§€ Watermelon Granita

πŸ§€ Ladybug Bites

πŸ§€ Easy Star Biscuit Bites

πŸ§€Fruit and Veggie Flowers (with Dip!)


🍴 EASY WEEKNIGHT DINNERS


🍝 Rotisserie Chicken Soup

🍝 Easy Cheesy Please Me Chicken

🍝 Chicken Tortilla Casserole

🍝 Easiest Ever Pulled Pork

🍝 Stuffed French Bread

🍝 Easy Quesadillas

🍝 5 Easy Dinners to Make with a Rotisserie Chicken

🍝 Grilled Pizza

🍝 One Meat, 5 Meals


 πŸ« HEADED TO COLLEGE


πŸ““ Last Minute Must Haves for College Dorm Rooms


πŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒ PARENTS ONLY!


COMING SOON!


 βœοΈ LOCAL SCHOOLS IN LAKEWOOD & LITTLETON


πŸ”Ž Find Your School's Website!




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