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It’s July already, can you believe it? And I am so excited to be joining some seriously talented other bloggers in a great Back To School Blogging Series, hosted by Emily at The Benson Street. For all information about this great series, check out the introduction to the Back To School series. It’s 45 days of recipes, printables, organization ideas, and more. You’ll for sure feel ready for school to start with all the help from this series! It was crazy for me to realize that I could actually participate in a Back to School series. My oldest will soon be joining the ranks of school-aged children and he is so excited! I, on the other hand, am struggling a little. I keep looking at him wondering what in the world happened to my baby? Five years goes by way too fast. Funny that I’m freaking out when he’s going to be doing online public school, right? Maybe that’s why I’m freaking out-I won’t be getting a break! He’ll be home All.Day.Long. Because he won’t have the “normal” back to school rituals that most other kids I have, I still wanted to do something exciting for him. He’s really into maps right now. He draws them all of the time, and I often hear him pretending to be a secret agent or a pirate following it to really special treasure. Jewelry, key chains, coins, and anything else remotely shiny ends up missing as it is added to his hoard of buried goodies. I love the imagination of a five year old! I thought it would be fun to create a map for him as we check off things on our list of back to school “to dos”. I’m still planning on buying him school supplies, new clothes, and taking pictures. This map is hanging up in his room and we’ll check things off as we go along. I also printed an extra one for him to play with. He thought it was pretty cool and even crumpled it up to give it an aged look. Just like his momma! I personalized ours by adding text in Photoshop. You could easily do the same or print it off and write it in for each of your kids. They will have so much fun checking things off to help them get to the buried treasure, aka school! I’m not sure how many kids will end up thinking of that as treasure once school actually starts, but at least it’s exciting in the beginning. The one above is just an example of what you can do. The download is an 8×10 so it will print on a regular sized paper. Have fun!! [wpdm_file id=28] And here are all of the other great posts! Check back daily as they will continue to get added. There have been some fun things already.
Back To School Series, Hosted by The Benson Street: