This post is a part of a series to help you get your little one ready for their big first day of K!
Here are a few ways to send your send your kids off on their first day of school with love…
I love sending the girls off to school with a secret love note packed away in their lunch. Their first grade year, they were a little nervous to lose their beloved Kindergarten teacher. To give them a bit of encouragement, I sent them to school with little love notes I created with their favorite Sanrio characters.
If you have a computer, (and something tells me that you do) it is pretty easy to use Google Images to search for your child’s favorite character or superhero and then cut and paste it into a wordprocessing program to write the note.
Rob & Ben Kimmel’s father-and-son “lunch comics”
Get Creative and take a cue from designer Rob Kimmel. Every day, from kindergarten through 3rd grade, he sent partially drawn comics on sticky notes attached to the lid of his son’s lunch box. His son would finish the drawing during lunch to complete the picture. What evolved over the several years was a creative conversation and a touching and fun way to stay connected during the school day. He eventually created a blog about them.