The ultimate back to school tips guide!

It’s time for the kids to go back to school, but you’re not ready! You had big plans to spend the summer practicing reading and math and getting everything ready so that the first day of school would be perfect . . . but you forgot all about it the first time the kids ran out to play. You’re not alone! With back to school just around the corner (or already here), I’ve got you covered with back to school tips, crafts, organization ideas and printables. Stop here for great ideas to get your school year started right.

The Ultimate Parent's Guide for Back to School | Great tips to start the school year off right! {} Organization, Crafts, Printables and more!

The Ultimate Parent’s Guide for Back to School

Get the kids excited with some fun back to school crafts

School Bus Shapes Paper Plate Craft from Mommy Gaga

DIY Paper Book Covers from One Creative Mommy

Easy Wooden Ruler Makeover Tutorial from Arts Crackers

How to Make Cloth Napkins for Your Child’s Lunch Box from Buggy and Buddy

Polymer Clay School Bag Tags from The Craft Train

Duck Tape Art Portfolio from One Creative Mommy

Back to School Organizer Craft from Temecula Blogs

Back to School Easy Pencil Makeover for Teens and Tweens from Arts Crackers

Composition Notebook Makeover from One Creative Mommy

Hand Sanitizer Craft for Backpacks from DIY Inspired

DIY Gluten Free Play Dough from One Creative Mommy

Fun DIY Bookmark Craft to Inspire After-School Reading from Organized 31

Thing 1 and Thing 2 Pencil Craft from Moms and Crafters

Free Back-to-School Coloring Pages from Learning 2 Walk

Prepare the kids for a great school year with these tips from experienced Moms and Grandmas

12 Back-to-School Tips for a Great First Day! {} #backtoschool

Get Ready for the First Day

12 Back-to-School Tips for a Fantastic First Day from One Creative Mommy

The Grandparent’s Guide for Back to School from Intelligent Domestications

Create a Morning Routine Scavenger Hunt from Sunny Day Family

Sure-Fire Tips to Make Your Morning Routine For School Run Smoother from The Jenny Evolution

4 Back-to-School Tips to Make Preparing for School Easier from Learning 2 Walk

How to Ease into the Back-to-School Routine from Centsable Momma

20 Back to School Tips for Parents from The Jenny Revolution

First Day of School Interview Printable from Juggling Act Mama

Kissing Hand Pop-Up Card Tutorial from Buggy and Buddy

Tips for Getting into a Successful Homework Routine from You Brew My Tea

How to Make Friends at School: Eight tips to make the first day of school great! {}

Help Kids Make New Friends

How to Make Friends: Back-to-School Tips from One Creative Mommy

Back to School Friend Making Game from One Creative Mommy

Back to School Conversation Starter Game from One Creative Mommy

Lunch Box Jokes for Back-to-School! Send a smile and an excuse to make a new friend! {} #SchoolLunch #DelMonteBTS #PMedia #ad @Delmontebrand

Make Lunch Special

Fun Ways to Teach Kids To Pack Their Lunches from Study at Home Mama

5 Ideas to Make School Lunch Special from A Mom With a Lesson Plan

Free Printable Lunch Box Planners from Picklebums

Lunch Box Love Notes from One Creative Mommy

Bug-themed Lunch Box Love Notes from The Evolution of Mom

Back to School Note for Kids Lunches from Over the Big Moon

Back To School Lunch Jokes from Events to Celebrate

Lunch Box Jokes (Fruit Jokes) from One Creative Mommy

Free Printable Lunchbox Notes from Designed by Dawn Nicole

Printable Lunch Box Notes from Typically Simple

Joke of the Day Printable Lunch Box Notes from DIY Inspired

How to Use a Daily School Planner {Tips I Wish Were Taught at School} #backtoschool

Stay Organized and Try New Things

How to Use a Daily School Planner from One Creative Mommy

What To Do When Your Child Forgets To Bring Home Their Homework: Free Printable Checklist from Occasionally Crafty

Teach Kids to Tie Shoes with this simple and brilliant trick from Steam Powered Family

Super Kids Goal Setting Chart from One Creative Mommy

Turning Short-Term Goals into Long-Term Habits from One Creative Mommy

Back to School Breakfast Station from At Home with Sweet T

Keep kids learning this summer with a fun Tic-Tac-Toe Multiplication Math game! Free printables for beginners and advanced learners. {}

Brush Up on Facts and Skills

Back to School writing practice for preschoolers and kindergarteners from Family Centsability

Multiplication Tic Tac Toe from One Creative Mommy

Summer Math Fact Practice: Multiplication from One Creative Mommy

Fun Addition Fact Practice from One Creative Mommy

Avoid the Summer Slide: Summer Learning for Kids from One Creative Mommy

Free Printable Sight Word Game from Brain Power Boy

Shapes and Colors Don’t Eat Pete from One Creative Mommy

Build a Family Computer Desk on a Budget! {I made mine almost completely with second hand materials}
Create Organized Spaces for Learning

DIY Kids Lockers from One Creative Mommy

Create a Family Computer Desk on a Budget from One Creative Mommy

Portable Homework Station from Must Have Mom

How to Create Your Own Homework Station from Clean and Scentsible

Hallway Preschool Learning Area from The Happier Homemaker

Children’s Homework Message Center from Delightful Order

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you and your kids have a great year!





  1. Thanks so much for sharing our tips for homework routines!

  2. Thanks so much for including my link! Pinning!

  3. What a great roundup! I am just starting tot school with my boys and I was just talking with another mom about where do I start, what do I do and this is really going to help. Thanks for sharing!

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