50+ Back To School Ideas

August 8, 2017Kara Woolery

50 Of the BEST Back To School Ideas including back to school party ideas,  first day of school picture ideas, teacher gift ideas, school lunch ideas, free printables with grades for the first day of school photos, free ptintables for parties, and more! 

LILLIAN HOPE DESIGNS rebranded to Clean Living Clean Eating. This Back To School Ideas Post is an old one that was written for Lillian Hope Designs. If you want to check out our new stuff, you can head over to the home page of this site. We now mainly blog about healthy recipes and healthy lifestyle options.

Back To School Ideas round up including party ideas, first day of school picture ideas, teacher gift ideas, lunch ideas, free printables, and more.

PARTY Back To School Ideas

Here are some super fun back to school ideas for hosting a back to school party! How fun right? The first one is my favorite, and also the one I threw for my daughter, Lilly (pictured), when she was starting the 3rd grade. It was a book exchange party to get all of the kiddos excited about reading! The idea was everyone brought three books and went home with three new books. You will have to head over there to get all of the details, plus the free printables that go along with the party. Enjoy the rest of these back to school ideas!!

Back to school party idea - Host a book exchange to get the kids excited about reading.

Back to School Party {Free Printable Package} | Lillian Hope Designs

Back to school party supply cake idea also great for a teacher's gift idea.

School Supply Cake | A Pumpkin & A Princess

Back to School Reading Party idea

Reading Party – Lilian Hope Designs

Back to School DIY Party Plates to make an apple paper plate.

DIY Party Plates | Spaceships and Laser Beams

back to school cupcakes as crayons.

Crayola Cupcakes | Not Just a Housewife

Back to school invitation for a school book worm party.

Calling All Bookworms | Giggles Galore

Free back to school party printables

Back to School Party Printables | Erin Akin Carroll

Back to school party ideas with an adorable school bus.

Back To School Party Ideas | No Biggie

back to school dinner for the night before the kids start back to school creating lined paper napkin holders.

School Dinner | Modern Renaissance

First day of School cupcakes to look like apples

Apple Cupcake | Musings from a Sahm

back to school treat ideas using pretzel to look like apples by dipping them in chocolate.

Apple Pretzels | Make.Bake.Celebrate

adorable back to school party cake topper

Back to School Party + Free Cake Topper & Party Printables | Celebration Shoppe

Back to school party printables

Apple Themed Back to School Party Printables | Bird’s Party

Back to School Breakfast ideas for your kiddos first day of school

Back to School Breakfast | Kitchen Fun With My Three Sons

LUNCH Back To School Ideas

Here are tons of back to school lunch ideas! I do want to stress that now that I have rebranded to Clean Living Clean Eating we eat healthy school lunches. These ideas were rounded up before the significant switch in our lives, but several of these ideas are healthy kids school lunches. There are also several sets of free lunch box note printables included in these links! So be sure to check them out.

back to school lunch idea you're one smart cookie

You’re One Smart Cookie | Nothing But Country

Back to school healthy lunch ideas for the kiddos.

Lunch Box Ideas: Things to Put in a Thermos | My Mommy Style

Free printable lunch box notes for going back to school

Notes For The Lunch Box | Our Best Bites

Lunch box joke printables

Lunch Box Jokes | Thirty Handmade Days

Healthy kids lunch box ideas creating delicious wraps.

Top 10 Kid Friendly Wraps | Super Healthy Kids

lunch box ideas

Make Your own Lunchables | Passion for Savings

lunch box tricks diy-ice-packs

DIY Ice Packs | Passion for Savings

Back to school lunch ideas for your kiddos.

Back to School Lunch Ideas | Belly Full

back to school lunch ideas that are healthy and delicious.

100 No Sandwiches School Lunches | What Lisa Cooks

back to school healthy lunch ideas including ham wraps with apples and cheese.

35 Non-Sandwich Lunch Ideas | One Little Project

Funny sandwich ideas for kids going back to school ideas.

5 Fun ways to make PBJ | Cooking Classy

lunchbox ideas for back to school

90 Back to School Lunchbox Ideas for Kids | Passion for Savings

TEACHER’S GIFTS Back To School Ideas

Do send teacher’s gifts with your kiddos for the first day of school? When my kids are in grades with only one or two teachers, I send a cute back to school teacher’s gift. BUT when they get to middle school and have 7 teachers, I wait until Christmas and then do something smaller for all of them. Here are some cute back to school ideas for teacher gifts.

Back to school teachers lotion gift idea with a printable.

Teacher Gift Tags | Gone Like Rainbows

Teacher sharpie gift with a printable for back to school teacher gifts.

Sharpie Teacher’s Gift Printable | The Suburban Mom

Teacher back to school sharpie gift idea

Back to School Teacher Gift Tags | Skip to my Lou

I won the lotto back to school ideas teachers gift

I Won the Lotto Teacher Gift | Pigskins and Pigtails

back to school teacher gift idea latte gift basket

Back to School Teacher Gift Idea | Thirty Handmade Days

Give you a hand teachers back to school gift idea

Give You a Hand | Skip to my Lou

back to school teacher gift idea with flips candy

Back to School Teacher Gift | Simply This and That

teacher's back to school gift idea with printables

Bee’s Knees Teacher Gift | Skip To My Lou

back to school teacher gift idea using mason jars and pencils

Ball Jar Teacher Gift | Lil’ Luna

back to school teacher gift or party favor of gumboils made to look like a number 2 pencil

Back to School Gifts | Thrifty and Thriving

back to school ideas

School Teacher Gift + Printable | The Celebration Shop

free printable for a teacher's back to school chapstick gift

Back To School Gift | Happy Home Fairy

back to school teacher gift

Cute and Useful Back to School Teacher Gift | Skip To My Lou


KID’S PICTURE Back to School Ideas

My husband normally decks out a chalkboard for our girls to hold for their first day of school pictures. BUT I love these back to school picture ideas below, and the free printables for grades look way easier than what he usually does. Such cute picture back to school ideas…

first day of school printable sign

First Day of School Printable Sign | Armelle Blog

FIRST DAY of school free printable chalkboard sign

First Day of School Chalkboard Printables | Reasons to Skip Housework

first day of school all about me forms for every grade free printables

All About Me Free Printable | The Suburban Mom

back to school photo ideas with chalk

Chalk Idea | Blue Cricket Design

first day of school photo props

6 First Day of School Photo Props, Cards & Tags | Tip Junkie

back to school photo idea with chalk

First Day of School | Paging Fun Mums

first day of school photo props for grades

Fun Back to School Printables | Petite Party Studio

back to school printalbes for the first day of school and grades

Back to School Printables | I heart Nap Time

back to school photo idea with kids shoes

Fun Back to School Photo Ideas | Living Locurto

super cute and funny back to school photo idea - stop crying mom - I love this.

1st Day of School Photo Ideas | Adventures of Bradysitting

I hope you enjoyed all of those adorable back to school ideas. My personal favorites are the Book Exchange Party and the Book Worm Party, and they both come with free printables. I also love all of the free printable lunch notes and free printable first day of school photo props!




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