Even as an adult, I love shopping for school supplies with my 5- and 7-year-olds and helping them get everything ready for a new year. This year, my 7-year-old is all about expressing her unique identity at school: It’s so important to her to have a lunch bag and a backpack that she feels represents who she is and look “cool” to all of her friends. And she’s been on a mission to decorate her backpack with keychains and pins to show off her many interests.
If there’s one thing my daughter loves even more than fun accessories, it’s getting the chance to make those accessories herself. So, when my editors at Scholastic offered me the chance to try out fun Klutz activity kits for customizing her gear, I jumped at the chance. Along with her 5-year-old brother, we spent the final weeks of summer break making backpack charms, designing our own stickers for folders and binders, and even crafting adorable custom erasers, and we’ve had so much fun together! These activities also gave us opportunities to talk through their back-to-school hopes, and my kids now are truly looking forward to starting a new year. Here’s a breakdown of these three back-to-school activities.
Adorable Mini Erasers