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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!
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!
Overnight trip to a local hotel
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!
About Me pages
Do an experiment
Hide the supplies and make them search for them
Draw a self-portrait
Create handprint art
Take annual photos
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
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 historical spot
Visit the local newspaper printer
Sheriff’s Department & Jail
Waste water treatment plant
State Capitol Building
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
Read your favorite books
Have a spa 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
Have a dance party
Build a fort
Start a family project (like making a rug or quilt)