Back to school is all about getting organized for you and for your child. Can you make list-writing into a creative activity? I know, this doesn’t sound like the typical KIDFUN idea but I’m just imagining how great it would be to get kids in the habit at a really young age of keeping lists — even if they can’t read them just yet!
It would be fun if you wrote a word on the list and the child found a sticker that matched it, even a little. What a great reminder that would be to pack a snack if he looked at a sticker of an apple! Maybe at the pharmacy or dollar store, there’s a package of stickers with real life objects on them, like a crayon or clothing. And, if you aren’t lucky enough to find stickers, have your child suggest items for the list and the color of the marker that you write it with. So, the word apple would be in red and that would help him remember a snack each day! It would also help him read, which isn’t really the goal of this “getting organized” tip but it sure is a great by-product!