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First Day of Homeschool Celebration Ideas

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The first day back to school can feel like a drag. While public school kids get new clothes and shoes, homeschool kids often just get a few basic supplies. But there is no reason homeschoolers can’t be excited about kicking off a new school year, too! Your first day of homeschool celebration should be a good one!

That’s why we rounded up over 100 “first day of homeschool celebration” ideas!

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100+ First Day of Homeschool Celebration Ideas

Do you want to surprise the kiddos with a day of fun when they least expect it or are just looking for something fun to do after you’ve completed your school work for the day?

This list of 100+ first day of homeschool celebration ideas has something your kiddos will love, no matter their age! Kick the year off right by adding some excitement to your day!

Go Somewhere:

Park

Ball fields

Creek

Movie theater

Soccer fields

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Visit family

Art studio

Hiking

Splash pad

Museum

Roller skating

Kayaking

Swimming pool

Beach

Bowling Alley

GeoCaching

Arcade

Library

Ice skating

Overnight trip to a local hotel

Volunteer

Cave

Trampoline park

Amusement park

Ice skating

Tide pools

Ride bikes

Eat Something:

Serve only cafeteria foods (Wear a hair net and use trays, for an added punch!)Whip up a batch of homemade unicorn donuts that the whole family will love!

Make Homemade Donuts

Order pizza for lunch

Make homemade ice cream

Pancakes shaped like the grade they’re in

Have a candle-lit dinner

Go out for breakfast in your pajamas

Load up on candy

Order takeout (My kids are obsessed with chinese food!)

Go out for appetizers!

Make Memories:

About Me pages

Do an experiment

Hide the supplies and make them search for them

Back-to-School gifts

Draw a self-portrait

Create handprint art

Host a themed party

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Write yearly goals on balloons and let them go

New pajamas for the kiddos

Indulge in audiobooks

Create a “School Year Bucket List”

Make homemade play doh

Declare it an “Art Day!”

Create a family T-Shirt to wear to all field trips, etc.

Draw on sidewalks with chalk

Have a water balloon fight

Take a Field Trip:

Local college

Farm

Fire station

Local butcher shop

News station

Nearby factory

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Local historical spot

Radio Station

Lighthouses

Visit the local newspaper printer

Sheriff’s Department & Jail

Waste water treatment plant

State Parks

Festival

Courthouse

Local restaraunt

Apple-picking

Aquarium

Fish Hatchery

State Capitol Building

Science Museum

Zoo

Local theater

Dairy

Stay Home:

Wrap all of the books and supplies

Decorate with streamers

Scatter balloons all through the house

Order the kids flowers with an encouraging note

Campout in living room

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Watch movies

Read your favorite books

Have a spa day

Play board games all day

Create a scavenger hunt

Learn a new skill

Make art from things you’ve found in nature

Invite friends over to celebrate

Listen to music

Stay up late & sleep in

Run through the sprinkler

Paint

Have a dance party

Build a fort

Start a family project (like making a rug or quilt)

No matter whether you are celebrating your first day of school or the local public school’s first day, there’s no denying that a few fun ideas can make it a total blast for the whole family!

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