Can you believe that summer is going to be over soon?! Like school is starting back up next week for all my little nieces and nephews (and my poor sister who is a teacher, bless her heart). It’s crazy to me! It’s the middle of August already and time just goes way too fast now. It’s kind of funny how growing up you want time to go fast, fast, fast and now that we are grown up you’re just begging for it to slow down!
Well, this year I’ve teamed up with The Gift Card Mall to show y’all a fun little tutorial for back to school. Blake has lots of little cousins headed back to school in the next couple of weeks and we wanted to do something special for them to make this time a little more fun. Especially since…I mean who wants to go to school all day instead of swim and play? 😉 Blake and I headed over to our local grocery store, picked out a gift card and then hit the back to school section.
It was kind of fun looking through all the back to school items even though Blake is far too young (and needs to stay that way, ha!). Blake pointed at all the pretty colors and tried to knock down everything in reach..#momlife and we found a couple of small things to put together in a pencil box for each kid! This was perfect because most items came in packs of two and were pretty inexpensive. We grabbed the following:
- A Pencil Box
- Glue Stick
- Hand Sanitizer
- A Mini Notepad
- A Small “Good Luck” Toy
Blake “helped” me (and by helped I mean, pulled everything out of each box) put everything in each pencil box and then stick a small little VISA Gift Card in there so that they could hit the store themselves to pick out their favorite back to school items! It was honestly a blast and I love doing little things like that! You could even do this as a parent for your child(ren) going back to school! It was just a fun little way to kick off the school year and waive goodbye to summer (for now).
You can grab a gift card from the Gift Card Mall at, giftcardmall.com or your local Grocery Store and we love them because they have a varitey of amounts per card, so you can do a little or a lot!
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