Back to School Checklist

Back to School Checklist

It’s that time again - that start of a New Year, meaning it’s Back to School time! Back to School season doesn’t have to be overwhelming or stressful - in fact, at The Crazy Store we think getting ready for a new school year is a whole lot of fun!

To help take the stress out of Back to School preparations we’ve put together a Back-to-School checklist.

  1. Adjust their holiday routine
    Routines are more relaxed over the holidays – staying up late and sleeping in won’t work when it’s school  time, so get the little one’s school-ready by adjusting the family schedule to get everyone into early morning and bedtime habits.
  2. Countdown calendar
    In the week leading up to the first day back at school have a countdown calendar where each day your children have a checklist to tick off. This could be wrapping and labelling their books or making sure they have all their school supplies ready. 
  3. Lunch planning 
    Start planning what your little one’s will have for lunch and stock up on extra lunchbox staples such as granola bars or dried fruit. 
  4. Haircuts
    Schedule in a haircut for a fresh Back-to-School look. Bear in mind that there may be a Back to School rush at the salons, so try and book an appointment early. 
  5. Trial run
    For the little ones the first day at school may be a little daunting.  Spend time practicing opening the lunch boxes, bottles, backpack zippers and tying shoes. 
  6. Update your calendar
    Take time to add school-related items to your calendar – filling in activities like ballet or karate. Get into the habit of looking at your calendar so you know what the next day and week involves. 
  7. Purchase your school supplies
    Schedule in a day - as early as possible to avoid last minute stress - and make your way to your nearest Crazy Store to stock up on school supplies. Pick up lunchboxes, bottles, backpacks assortments of pencils, crayons and more. Get there before 31 January!