Friday, September 8, 2017

Back to School

It's no secret, I love to create things!! I am always looking for new and fun ways to capture memories and record them, so we can look back on them in the years to come.

I know that most kids are back to school already, but this fun little activity can still be done anytime this month.

Word Rocks

Last year my son started preschool at our church. I wanted to do something different with him that would be fun and memorable each year. I know that there are going to be different things that he will be faced with or have to learn about every year. I thought about how I choose a word for myself every year. Something that I really want to focus on or an area where I need to grow. I decided to do this with my son, but in a more simpler form. For his first year we chose the word 'courage', because we knew that it was going to be a year of firsts. We knew that he was probably going to be nervous and afraid, but we wanted to teach him that God would give him the strength and the courage to get through these things. And he did!! It was a great first year!!

This year we decided on the word, 'kindness'. He is a little older and more familiar, now, with his school. He is no longer afraid because he went last year, plus it helps that his school is also our church. I want him to focus this year on being kind to others, especially his classmates, who he will be with most of the week. This is very important to my husband and I, that our son learn, at an early age, to be kind to others. With the way the World is today, this a quality that we can't afford to overlook when raising our kids.

A few other fun things that I did with my son were, the first day of school board with all of his current stats and favorites, and I also made him an adult sized t-shirt that says "class of 2032" that he wore in the photo. I plan to have all of his teachers sign it every year!

There are so many fun things out there that you can do with your kids. It's never too late to start! Having these things to look back on when your littles are all grown up and out of the house, will mean so much!

Before I go, I created a fun freebie for you guys, in honor of my birthday, yesterday, and starting back to school this week!! Print one out and hang it up as a reminder!

Many Blessings,

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