If you ask almost any kid what their favorite season or time of year is, they’ll most likely say summer. This is because it’s a time of freedom, fun, being outside, going on vacation, and not having to worry about school. While it’s a good thing that children are having fun and enjoying themselves during the summer, it can sometimes make the transition back to school difficult. One of the things you can do to ease the transition is to get your child involved in fun activities. In this article, we’ll share some of the top back-to-school activities to help start the school year on a positive note.
Fun Back-to-School Activities
- Shopping for Supplies - One of the activities you can plan to help your child prepare for school is to go shopping for supplies together. There will be certain items your child will need during the new school year, so make a day out of it and let them help choose their supplies. This will get them excited and make them feel like returning to school is fun, since they’ll want to start using all of their awesome new supplies.
- Having a Day Just for Your Child - Another great back-to-school activity actually involves multiple activities. Consider having a day before school starts that is solely dedicated to your child. Let them pick what they want to do, take them to their favorite restaurant, go see a movie, and let them enjoy their favorite activities so they have a positive association with going back to school.
- Joining a Sports Team - Once school starts, you can quickly get your child involved by signing them up for a sports team. This will give them an opportunity to meet their classmates outside of the classroom and provide fun experiences as they transition into their studies again. It will also allow them to get regular exercise, so their bodies are healthy and ready for the new school year.
- Afterschool Programs and Clubs - One of the best back-to-school activities you should consider is signing your child up for an afterschool program or club. These programs provide a safe place where kids can still interact with other children, have fun, study, and more. This allows them to experience a fun environment and realize that they can still have a good time even when summer is over.
At the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta, we do whatever it takes to build great futures. We aim to serve the children in our communities, especially by keeping them safe and healthy while promoting respect and equality. One of the ways we do this is through our afterschool programs, which provide a safe place for all children where they have access to homework help, fitness activities, workforce development, literacy activities, and more.
Each of our programs and clubs provides kids with a safe place to play, learn, exercise, and receive nutritious foods. Find out how you can get involved with our organization by signing your child up for a club or afterschool program, making a donation, or volunteering to help our cause today!