August 10, 2010

Back To School Cool

With the first day of school quickly approaching, I think it's safe to assume that most parents are trying to find ways to make "back to school" more fun for their kids. Look no further! We've got some great ideas that will bring a smile to each young student's face this school year:
FineStationery Back to School

A personalized melamine plate for special after-school snacks will have kids running from the bus stop to the kitchen! Plates come in many patterns, making it fun for your child to choose their own style -- Personalized plate by Boatman Geller, available at

Tuck a napkin printed with a personal note into your child's lunchbox -- Personalized napkins by Chloe B., available at

If using a brown paper lunch bag is the cool thing to do, dress it up with a sticker personalized with your child's name and class. With so many stickers to choose from, you could have a different style for each day of the week! -- Sticker by Ellie Mim's, available at

Taking notes and writing down homework assignments is much more fun with a personalized notepad and brightly colored pen -- Notepad by idesign + co, pen by Lilly Pulitzer - both available at

Attach a personalized tag to your child's book bag before they head for school. Make sure to add their name and class -- Tag by Stacy Claire Boyd, available at

An activity book with games, pictures and colored pencils will keep kids busy on the bus -- Activity Book by Lilly Pulitzer, available at

School Days Snacks

Start a student's day with a fun and easy yogurt, cereal and fruit parfait. It's a great way to get them to eat healthy, and it looks extra colorful and delicious on the kitchen table in the morning! A great mid-day snack to pack is a cereal bar, made with crunchy cereal and dried fruit. The gooey marshmallow that holds the bar together is a great sweet treat as well. End the school day with a healthy after-school snack, like pizza crackers. Use whole wheat crackers, organic marinara sauce, cheese and veggies for a snack that kids will love -- All recipes and photos via Martha Stewart

Lunchtime Fun

This lunchbox by Yubo is BPA free, antimicrobial, recyclable, dishwasher safe and FUN! Change out the design on the front of the lunchbox with a handpicked style from Yubo's large selection -- Yubo

Reusable snack bags are earth-conscious and money saving - no more plastic baggies! -- Damask snack bags by Etsy seller epicraftian, Multi-colored and styled snack bags by snackTAXI