What do your kids need to be ready for school to start? Pencils? Shoes that fit? Folders with pockets and prongs? I love a school supply list. But back-to-school is more than just supplies. We know moms could use a checklist to prepare for all the demands of the next month, so we created a one-stop shop for back-to-school activities and ideas.

Some of our back-to-school activities will help you get all your ducks in a row so your kids are set up for success. Others provide great conversation starters that will help you crack even the toughest nut in your family. And for the kids who are sad to see the summer come to a close, there are some super fun celebrations that will keep the party going just a little longer. Here are 25 back-to-school activities and ideas to make this year start smoothly.


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