Summer is coming to an end, which means school starting again is just around the corner.
After a few months of fun where your kids got to enjoy the sunshine, long days to play outside and the ability to travel and seek adventures, it is time to gear them back up for the daily grind of enriching their minds at school once again.
The last two years have likely felt a bit unstable for many kids. With many jumping between virtual school and in-person school, it is probably normal that your kids may be feeling a bit nervous about getting back into the school groove once again.
While the covid rules seem to be calming down a bit, there is still a range of other factors that can contribute to how much confidence your kids will have at school. Let’s face it, being a kid is hard and feeling confident in a sea of other students can seem near impossible.
But we are here to help. There are so many simple ways to get your kids feeling confident going back to school so they can have a successful semester of learning. It all starts with the school gear that they get and how it is decorated.
We have rounded up the best back to school tips for getting the confidence up and the swagger turned on—with it all starting with school gear and how to decorate it.
1. Create Custom Pins
A subtle yet impactful way to give your kids the ability to personalize their school gear, whether it be uniforms or backpacks, is to get them custom lapel pins. Whether they are planet-themed or superhero themed, having these pins will give them a small connection to themselves and give them the confidence needed to be them.
A great way to get custom lapel pins is by ordering them online. You can order a variety in one order so that your kids can wear whatever combination they want—and even gift some to their new school friends too.
2. Put Labels on the Gear
Another great way to get the confidence up is to put labels on all the school gear. Often it can feel hard to get that personal connection to the school, but there is something special about simply adding a label with their name on it to all the school gear. This includes their backpack, school uniform, binders, books and writing tools.
Not only will they feel a sense of belonging just from seeing their name, but they will likely enjoy using all the school gear more too because it truly feels like theirs.
3. Add Stickers
When it comes to decorating school gear, you can help your kids transform a standard notebook into a piece of art that they enjoy getting out of their locker. A really great way to do this is by simply getting a collection of stickers for them to add to the covers.
These stickers can be themed to their favorite superhero or animal and you can give them the freedom to decorate the notebooks however they please. It will also serve as a really fun afternoon activity for them to do prior to school starting again.
4. Bedazzle it Up
If your kids love sparkles and standing out, help them really shine at school by getting a bedazzler for them to decorate all their school gear with. You can bedazzle just about anything, including their backpacks, clothes and shoes. This will help your kids feel extra special when they walk into school and give them a constant sparkle of confidence.
5. Iron On Patches
For the fabric school gear, like backpacks, you can also decorate with patches. There are a whole collection of patches available that will instantly transform their gear. Patches can have their names on them, have inspirational quotes or sayings or even be the logo of their favorite sports team.
Patches are an easy way to iron on some confidence in their school gear. You can also make it a tradition, where every new semester they get to add on another patch to their backpack.
It is really important to ensure that your kids go back to school feeling confident and excited for the semester ahead. That is why it is a great idea to work with them in designing their school gear.
Regardless of your budget or craft skills, there are numerous ways to do this. From ordering a collection of custom lapel pins to iron-on patches and stickers, you can give your kids the tools to be creative, be themselves and be unique.
When school gear feels special to them, school in general will equally feel special. These little tricks will go a long way in helping make this upcoming semester the best one yet.