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First Day of School Fairy

To make the first day of school a super special day, we got a visit from the First Day of School Fairy! She came to the home and left goodies in the good little child’s backpack on the first day of school. Well, I caught up with that same fairy and she made it to our house this year for my son’s first day of Kindergarten.

Backpack First Day of School Fairy

First Day of School Fairy

We placed his backpack outside his door and he went straight to bed so the First Day of School Fairy could leave something special in his backpack. Right when he woke up this morning, we heard him cheer and he came running to tell us what was inside. The fairy brought a few school supplies, activities for when he gets home from school, and an after school snack. Boy, that fairy is somethin’ special. I hope she’s able to come back next year!

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  1. That is very helpful. It provided me a few ideas and I’ll be posting them on my web site eventually. I’m bookmarking your site and I’ll be back again. Thank you again!

  2. I enjoyed reading your interesting yet very informative insights. I just love reading anything about eye-catching articles. Thank you for sharing and I am looking forward to reading your newest and most recent masterpieces!!! – Fairy

  3. Can’t wait to use this idea once my kids start school. Such a cute idea! I should really be writing all of these ideas I’m collecting down… I have a few more years to go still!

  4. Lorie – I’m sure that same fairy could visit a student in college! I wonder what that fairy would put in their back pack? Maybe some Red Bull and No-doz!

  5. Ummm…where were you when my 20, 16 and 10 year old kids were young? Such great ideas here! I will probably put a couple of them into play even now!

  6. Those fairies do tend to show up lots of places.

    Vanessa – I think you’re right! Thanks.

    Caly – Good question. For this activity, you could easily get a few fun things for a younger sibling who doesn’t want to be left out and put them in a fun bag. And once the older child goes to school, make the most of one-on-one time with the younger child, playing dress-up or reading stories.

  7. what a great/fun idea. just a food for thought? how do we handle younger siblings to avod jealosy so that they don’t get upset if they’re not going to preschool/school yet

  8. That is a great idea! I might just do this in my classroom this year…it might not be the same effect, but wonderful none the less and I’m sure the kids will enjoy it!

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