I have made this a part of my first day routine. In the afternoon, I read the story to my kiddos. Then I take out one cupcake with a candle on top. I tell the kids to think of a wish they have for the year - something they hope to learn or do. I light the candle and on the count of three, we all blow the candle out. Afterwards, we all get a cupcake - of course! This is such a fun way to end the first day of school. Of course they are going to go home and tell their parents how great their day was, they just got a cupcake!
Kids can also draw or write their wishes.
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Do you have any special back-to-school traditions? I would love you to share them in the comments. I wish you all a wonderful new school year!