First Day of School Tips: 6 Ways to Celebrate in the Classroom & Home

The heat of summer is still in full swing but school will be here before you know it. If you’re a parent, teacher, or student, the first day of school marks a new and exciting beginning. To set the tone for the upcoming academic year, we have six first day of school tips chock full of ideas to make it special. Looking for some back to school fun in the classroom or at home for your kiddos? We're sharing 6 ideas for parents and teachers, from scavenger hunts to custom, Fun to Eat Fruit imprinted green apples for snacking and lunchboxes! www.funtoeatfruit.com #backtoschoolideas #classroomideas #healthysnacks #firstdayofschoolactivities #schoollunchideas #apples

First Day of School Celebration Tips for Teachers

Idea #1 Classroom scavenger hunt
One way to make students comfortable with their new classroom setting is with a scavenger hunt! Create a list of important parts of the classroom like where the garbage is, the bathroom pass, homework turn-in areas, etc. As the student finds each area, have them grab a specific colored sticker from that area and place it on their list! For an added surprise, when the students finds a particular place (where they keep their lunches for example), have a bunch of special, custom-imprinted Fun to Eat Fruit apples for each student. The edible imprint could say “Welcome to [insert grade here],” or your school’s name or mascot, for each student to take and enjoy!The first day of school marks a new and exciting beginning. We're sharing 6 first day of school tips chock full of ideas to make it special, from scavenger hunts to custom, Fun to Eat Fruit imprinted green apples! www.funtoeatfruit.com #backtoschoolideas #classroomideas #healthysnacks #firstdayofschoolactivities

Idea #2 Welcome bags
Another fun first day of school tip is to do an introductory activity that all students will love. We suggest giving each student a welcome bag. For instance, you could place some school essentials, like pencils, erasers, stickers, and handmade name placards into each bag. For an added bonus, place a piece of healthy fruit such as an apple or orange (with an edible Fun to Eat Fruit imprint on it!) for the student to enjoy at snacktime.

Idea #3 Time capsule
Time capsules are a great way to see how people mature and change over the school year! Have students fill out a questionnaire at the beginning of the school year outlining some of their favorite things and a goal they have for themselves. Place the questionnaires in a safe place. At the end of the year return them to the students. It is always fun to see how much students (and you!) grow in a year.If you’re a parent, teacher, or student, the first day of school marks a new and exciting beginning. To set the tone for the upcoming academic year, hop aboard and check out our 6 first day of school tips chock full of ideas to make it special, from scavenger hunts to blushing mimosas! www.funtoeatfruit.com #backtoschoolideas #classroomideas #healthysnacks #firstdayofschoolactivities

Idea #4  Student and Teacher Bios
As a way to introduce yourself to your students and your students to one another, fill out mini autobiographies, outlining your favorite color, your favorite activity, etc. Doing so allows for students to connect with their peers when they find similarities between themselves, and for students to learn more about their teachers!

First Day of School Tips for Parents to Celebrate

Idea #5 Pack an extra special lunch for your child
Remember the pure bliss when your mom or dad included a treat in your lunch? Make sure your child feels that joy on the first day with all their favorite treats! Looking for a way to make your child’s first day of school lunch a little more unique? Let Fun to Eat Fruit help make it happen! How? We imprint your special message or symbol on hard surface fruits like apples, oranges, and pears. The message is completely edible like what’s on M & Ms! Have a special message written on a piece of fruit for your child to really make their lunch memorable.

Want to see an example? Check out Mamabelly’s Lunches with Love blog (below is the actual photo of the lunch featured on her site!)Looking for fun ideas for school lunches? We're sharing tips to make back to school special for your child, from scavenger hunts to custom, Fun to Eat Fruit imprinted green apples in their lunch box! Check out our tips for parents and teachers! Photo and lunch by Mammabelly's Lunches with Love. www.funtoeatfruit.com #backtoschoolideas #classroomideas #healthysnacks #schoollunch #lunchideas #firstdayofschoolactivities

Idea #6  Mimosa
After you send the kids off on the school bus, why not sit back and relax with one of our favorite mimosas—Blushing Mimosa?

Looking for ideas to celebrate the 1st day of school? We have 6 great tips for parents and teachers!! Here's one: A fruity, tropical cocktail to enjoy after the kiddos leave for the 1st day—Blushing Mimosas garnished with custom imprinted Fun to Eat Fruit orange slices! Click to get the recipe and more fun ideas! www.funtoeatfruit.com #cocktails #mimosarecipe #blushingmimosa #backtoschool #firstdayofschoolactivities

We love this recipe because it has a tropical, fruity vibe and flavor. Here’s the recipe to make a pitcher of Blushing Mimosas—be sure to invite some of your neighborhood mom and dad friends to celebrate the first day of school in style! (If you prefer virgin Blushing Mimosas, we’ve included how to create those as well).

Blushing Mimosas

Ingredients
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup pineapple juice, chilled
  • 2 tablespoons grenadine
  • 1 (750 ml.) bottle champagne or sparkling wine chilled
    OR 2 (12-oz.) cans ginger ale or lemon-lime soda may be substituted
Directions
  • Stir together first 3 ingredients in a large pitcher.
  • Pour equal parts orange juice mixture and champagne into champagne flutes.
  • Garnish with branded orange slices from Fun to Eat Fruit! Our oranges, lemons and limes come with multiple imprints (upon request) so they are perfect for slicing into beverage or cocktail garnishes! (Pictured above is an example of how our imprinted garnishes could look garnishing your Blushing Mimosa!)

Back to School or Bust

In short, although the school year seems far away, it always comes up fast. We hope you will enjoy our first day of school tips! Fun to Eat Fruit wants to help your student have a great school year with our fun and unique edible imprints on fresh fruit. You send us your logo or image and we ship washed, imprinted, ready-to-eat fruit back to you! For more FAQs, click here

Click here to order your very own personalized Fun to Eat Fruit to use as drink garnishes or healthy school snacks or treats! Don’t wait, the first day of school will be here before you know it, and we require 14-21 for production and shipping (depending on where you live in the US).

Make your child’s first day of school one they won’t forget with Fun to Eat Fruit!

PIN ME!Looking for some back to school fun in the classroom or at home for your kiddos? We're sharing 6 ideas for parents and teachers to celebrate the first day of school, from scavenger hunts to custom, Fun to Eat Fruit imprinted green apples for snacking and lunch boxes! www.funtoeatfruit.com #backtoschoolideas #classroomideas #healthysnacks #firstdayofschoolactivities #schoollunchideas #apples #preschool #kindergarten #elementaryschool #fielddayLooking for ideas to celebrate the 1st day of school? We have 6 great tips for parents and teachers!! Here's one: A fruity, tropical cocktail to enjoy after you send the kids off to school—Blushing Mimosas garnished with custom imprinted Fun to Eat Fruit orange slices! Click to get the recipe and more fun ideas! www.funtoeatfruit.com #cocktails #mimosarecipe #blushingmimosa #backtoschool #firstdayofschoolactivities

Blushing Mimosa recipe from Southern Living.

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5 Responses to First Day of School Tips: 6 Ways to Celebrate in the Classroom & Home

  1. Lori August 2, 2019 at 1:36 pm #

    Oh I love all these fun ideas!! Especially the mimosas!! 🙂

  2. Nathalie - Press Print Party! August 5, 2019 at 1:25 am #

    Apples for the kids, mimosas for the moms… oh yes!

  3. Holly Hulke August 5, 2019 at 1:57 am #

    Back to school is always such an exciting time! Great ideas!

  4. Bri August 10, 2019 at 9:13 pm #

    Ha ha! I think there should definitely be more mom centered back to school celebrations! So funny. But I love the idea of your classroom scavenger hunt for young kids who are nervous to start school. That’s such a great way to get to know the area and of course enjoy a fabulous imprinted apple!

  5. Susan August 16, 2019 at 12:15 am #

    I love the idea of the apples ! Such a fun way to celebrate back to school.

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