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.
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!
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.
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!)
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?
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).
- 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
- 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!
Blushing Mimosa recipe from Southern Living.