Back-to-school, their way!
Back-to-school is quickly approaching, which means those aisles of sunscreen and beach balls will soon be replaced (if they haven’t already!) by notebooks and rulers. Despite the endless list of shopping involved each September, back-to-school can also be an exciting time to share with your child or teen. Here are some clever ideas and crafts they can make to spice up their lockers, binders and more, keeping them both organized, and excited about learning.
Sometimes the simplest tricks can save us from a big headache. After just one week, a locker can become a black hole for all sorts of odds and ends! Help your child get organized with this inexpensive storage idea, using supplies that you probably already have at home.
Mix business with pleasure
Who says those awesome snapshots have to stay home? With these decked-out clothespins, they can proudly display those “Kodak moments” and take their adventures with them. If glitter is not their thing, swap the glitz for stickers, decals, or their favourite wrapping paper!
Do you often find yourself throwing food items pell-mell into a lunch bag in a crunch? Invest in good quality tupperware with compartments, they’ll save you time and energy on those busy mornings, on top of making sure you don’t forget part of their midday meal in the back of the fridge. Be sure to check with your child’s school about any allergies or foods to avoid.
Show their true colours
Using colour to spice up homework, notes, and supplies is not only fun, but can also have its benefits! Colour coding can enhance performance, and help them find things quickly. Get your child into this habit early on, and staying organized will be a breeze for them. Use sticky notes, highlighters, pens, and more, to add a splash of colour and efficiency to their day.Source
Better safe than sorry
We’ve all found ourselves in one of these awkward situations as a kid: a big stain on a white shirt, an endless runny nose on a cold winter’s day, or a pudding cup with no spoon. Help your kids avoid these frustrating scenarios by thinking ahead and helping them create a simple – and fun – survival kit (with a stain removing stick, emergency utensils, Kleenex and a change of clothes) that they’ll be able to keep in their locker or backpack.