I always had a love/hate relationship with back-to-school time. Part of me loved getting all the new school supplies (Trapper Keepers anyone?!) and some new clothes. But another part of me was anxious about school starting up again. I had a little bit of fear of the unknown for the coming school year.

Back-to-school time is different for every kid, but there are ways to make it memorable in a good way for each of them. And you don’t have to squeeze it all into the first day. Some simple first week of school activities can help calm nerves and create family traditions. Here are 10 memorable ways to celebrate the first 10 days of school.


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