12 Back To School Ideas That Will Totally Save You This Year

Amazing back to school organization, crafts, free printables, photo op ideas, and more! Everything you need to start the school year in style! Starting the school year can be chaotic and with these ideas and hacks you’ll be totally prepared.

On The Road Again… Back To School!

Anyone else in awe that it’s AUGUST?! That means we’re all scrambling to not only enjoy the last of the long hot summer days but we’re all wrapped up in the back to school rush already!

It’s a time of fun, a time of spending, and a time hopefully of organization for the year ahead. If of coarse we find the time and don’t just make it work out over the next few months.

Whether you’re looking for back to school photo ops, school lunch ideas, ideas to stay organized, or just really cute and fun back to school printables and crafts I’ve got you covered!

I’ve scoured the web for you and put together a great roundup of ideas you’re going to love to implement for the start of this school year!


1.Best Back To School Photo Ideas

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From: Passion For Savings

Here are a ton of ridiculously cute ideas for those first day of school photos you’re going to cherish for the rest of your life! Passion For Savings has created a list of great photo shots and ideas that’ll have you covered for going into any grade.


2. 24 Back To School Organization Tips

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From: One Little Project

Back to school means tons of new school supplies, new fall clothes and coats, and more papers and homework than you might know what to do with! Whether your kids are in public school or homeschooled these brilliant ideas from One Little Project will keep it all in order for you!


3. Back To School Tip: Create A Homework Station

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From: Polka Dot Chair

Thank goodness for this simple and helpful homework station idea! No more “The dog ate my homework,” or “Mom, I CAN’T do my homework because I can’t find X, Y, and Z!”… or at least less.


4. Sugar Wafer Pencil Cookies

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From: Shaken Together Life

Want to make something completely cute, personal, and delicious to bring to class that first day? How about making these adorable pencil wafer cookies… with only 3 ingredients it’s sure to be easy and loads of fun.


5. Organizing Life For School

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From: Kids Activities Blog

If you’re struggling to organize all the new things for those busy school days Holly over at Kids Activities Blog has put together her own awesome roundup to solve exactly that! You can find wonderful tips to organize closets, homework, and even lunches to give you those few extra minutes in rushed mornings that are SO helpful!

6. 20 DIY Back To School Projects and Printables

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From: Tater Tots and Jello

Looking for some easy printables or great back to school DIY crafts? This great post has got you covered! From how to pack a school lunch to lunch box notes you can find a lot of helpful and fun ideas in this post.


7. Back To School Lunch Ideas

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From: Tastes Better From Scratch

Having trouble thinking of more to throw into the lunch box other than a sandwich and fruit snacks, chips, or cracker sticks? Lauren from Tastes Better From Scratch has made it sooo simple to put together a healthy creative lunch! Pick something from each category and you’re good to go! I love her ideas.


8. 20 Clean Eating Breakfast Ideas For Back To School

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From: Dashing Dish

You HAVE to look at this post. There are so many creative, healthy breakfast ideas I would have never even thought of and they look SO delicious. I want to make them all! They are even categorized as “make ahead” or “5-10 minute prep” to make it super simple for you.


9. Back To School Prayer

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From: Courtney DeFeo

If you’re religious at all or even just looking for something helpful for focusing before school I thought this viral printable was just too sweet to pass up.


10. 21 Back To School Hacks For Teens

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From: Blupla

Got a teen this year? GULP! Here are 21 great hacks to help them out this school year! I know the image specifies “girls” but most if not all of these are for the teen boys too! Things like the hotkeys to open your last tab and an app to keep you from getting distracted are just a couple amazingly helpful examples.


11. Student Welcome Gift

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From: Happy Go Lucky Blog

Do you happen to be a teacher? Maybe a homeschooling parent? Hey, we’re teachers too! This is a really cute back to school gift idea with a free printable as well!


12. Back To School Manicure

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From: Fairly Charming

Ok these are just too cute not to include. And they actually look pretty simple if you’re even a little artistic. No tutorial but it’s a great photo so if you try this show me how it turned out! Out of all these ideas, this was my soon to be 7 year olds favorite.


Hope you found this roundup helpful and as much fun as I did! What was your favorite idea here? Let me know below, I’d love to hear from you, For some great ideas for beating the heat in these last dog days of summer in super fun and delicious ways head over to this post.



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