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There are so many things that go into preparing for the back to school season. It is such a busy time of year and getting into a routine is key for our little family. This is our second year of Kevin being a teacher, so we feel way more prepared this year and ready to juggle the kids new school schedule, my work schedule, and Kevin’s. There are five key ways we prep for back to school that help us be successful as a family.
One of the biggest things we do to prep for back to school is re-establish our bedtime routine as a family. Since both of our kids were born, we have had the same bedtime routine each night. The aspects of our bedtime routine haven’t changed, but with summer, we have been traveling a lot and the kids have been staying up later. As the school year comes around, we start easing back in to an earlier bedtime and stricter schedule.
Plan ALL Lunches
One thing that makes me be successful as a mom is planning out everyone’s lunches in advance. I honestly have a list in my phone what each person in our family likes and I go down the list each week to mix it up! We also LOVE using Sistema® containers to organize all our lunches for quick access. These Sistema® To Go containers honestly make it so easy to provide healthy lunches for my family. Plus, the kids love the different containers and seeing each of their favorite items separated. My favorite hack for packing lunch is honestly using the Sistema® To Go Salad Food Storage Container. I love that it keeps all items separated until you want to mix your salad. Plus, the little dressing container lets you add your dressing right before you eat instead of soaking into your salad all day. I also enjoy the Sistema® KLIP IT Collection Sandwich Boxes, because I can make everyone’s sandwich the night before and they easily stack in our refrigerator (using minimal space) until the next day.
The next thing I do is prep for snack time. I like to use Sistema® KLIP IT Rectangular Collection Split Food Storage Containers for snacks. I can pre-fill these, stack them in the refrigerator or pantry – then, the kids can grab one and be all set for snack time. This takes out all of the “decisions” or crying during snack time trying to pick a snack. By having them pre-filled, my kids just grab one and go! This is great because I can ensure they have healthy snacks.
Another thing we do to prepare for back to school is stock up on new supplies such as paper, crayons, pencils, etc. I keep basic supplies this in my craft box so that we are prepared and ready to go. I know as the kids keep getting older, this list might expand more and more but for now, it is pretty simple.
Prepping for back to school should not be boring! While I know summer has such a “fun” feel, I want back to school time to have one as well. It such a great time to promote learning in a positive way and I want our little family to be excited about it. We do this through fun weekend activities, dance parties at night, family walks at night or even things like after school scavenger hunts. The possibilities are endless and so is the fun!
These 5 ways to prep for back to school really help our family be successful and the Sistema® collection helps make prepping for the back to school season a breeze! They are running a lot of Back To School promotions throughout the month of August, so head to Amazon.com and grab your pieces from the Sistema® collection today! Good luck on all your back to school prep and adventures!