3 + Ways to show love to your kids in school + Count Me In for School to Begin blog hop

August 12, 2015


Today I am participating in a blog hop with several other mommas or lifestyle bloggers as we highlight topics of returning back to school and we titled this series “Count Me in For School to Begin.” Be sure to check out all the bloggers who are participating below and see what topics they have on school starting back up this month.

I was originally going to do a “Back to School Outfits collage” post but felt led all of a sudden to instead indulge you on a few ways we have shown our Nevaeh we love her while she is in school. Below is a list of things (with some images) of what we have done for her since preschool. (she is about to go in 1st grade). I also included some tips for how to make boys feel special in school as well.

1).Write a note: Take some time and write a message on a napkin, piece of paper or lunch bag encouraging your child for the day. It could be an “I Love you” or scripture verse.



2).Daddies (and mommies) come to school and give your little girl a rose (or flower): When I was in high school there was a particular teenage girl whose mother brought her flowers during lunch hour, I told my hubby this and he now loves to take Nevaeh flowers and sit with her and her friends at lunch since Nevaeh doesn’t get to see daddy as much as he works alot.
IMG_2416Daddies (or mommies) come to school and give your little boy “boy toys”: Come to school bearing a few gifts, like cars, balls or even stickers. My hubby remembers his mom bringing him a kids meal from McDonalds for lunch with kids meal toys (check your childs school policy though on bringing in outside lunches).

3). Give Ice Cream money when it is ice cream day: On Fridays it is ice cream day for Nevaeh so we pack her 50 cents for ice cream in an envelope.
IMG_2418Other ways to show your child you love and support them in school:

  • Help your child collect Box Tops
  • Help your child with homework at home
  • Come to special events or activities (I went to Nevaehs mommy and student “Mothers Day” breakfast in her class and loved it.
  • Give your child money to shop the school store
  • Go with your child to Book Fairs and pick out books with them to buy or add to their wishlist and then later consider buying what they want.
  • Attend “Parent Teacher Conferences” and “Back to School Nights”

(While I have not done these yet, I would love too).

  • Volunteer in their class or with special grade events
  • Go on field trips with them
  • Help your child with fundraisers (call family members and friends and pass the fundraiser opportunity on).

Thank you so much for taking the time to read these. I would love to know your tips to making your child feel loved in school or how did you feel loved in school by your family?

3+ Ways to Show Love to Your Kids in School from Garay Treasures // Count Me In Giveaway from Abiding In Grace // Free Homeschool Pre-school Printables from All Kinds of Things // Back to School Tips for Moms from Our Pretty Little Girls // Back to School Boy Style from BYBMG // Tips for Using Your Local Library from Our Life on a Budget // Discovery Puzzles from Polka-Dotty Place // 10 Bible Verses to Encourage the Student Athlete from While I’m Waiting // First Day of School Printable from Morning Motivated Mom // Preparing an Anxious Child from Almond Place // Tips to Stay Organized With School from Living In This Season //
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  • Becky @ bybmg August 12, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Great ideas, Rachel! I’m excited to send little notes with Henry to school this year as he begins Kindergarten!

  • Denise August 12, 2015 at 11:11 am

    This is such a cool post and idea for a blog swap. I love seeing things like this because I work at a school. I love knowing that parents are engaged and interested in the education of their child/children! If you get a chance, you should definitely volunteer in a class or so. I have been in the classroom with parents and it is always nice to have that extra helping hand and sometimes a different perspective.

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  • Grace August 12, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Awww! So sweet! Now I am very jealous because I never got anything like those. LoL! Great ideas Rachel and thank you so much for your caring comments on my post of “Big girl don’t cry”. I really appreciate it! 🙂

    Take care and keep in touch!
    Please stop by today for Color and Grace Fashion link up!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom August 12, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    The flower idea is so sweet! Aww! I’ve never heard of that idea before.


  • Keri August 12, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    So sweet! I love these ideas!

  • Shaunacey August 12, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    super cute ideas!!!

  • Kathleen August 12, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    So sweet! Great post.

  • kelsey bang August 12, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    love notes on a napkin! always a nice treat!