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back to school: little edition

school is one heck of a time for almost everyone (even grown-ups) so here are some suggestions for the little ones who get easily stressed out between bells.

▹ appearance: dressing small is a large part of little space for some. whether you have an open dress code or uniforms, i’m sure you can find an article to make you feel young throughout the day!
✱ crazy or mismatched socks - a subtle way to let your childish side out.
✱ twirly dresses with pockets
✱ overalls
✱ jeans rolled up at the bottom (that might even show off those socks!)
✱ fluffy coats
✱ oversized shirts/sweaters
✱ mittens - can also be paired with earmuffs for the super cold weather.
✱ velcro or slip-on shoes
✱ bright shoe laces or lace charms
✱ bold makeup - for the littles who love extra glam throughout the school day. even just a bright colored eyeliner or pigmented blush will do!
✱ bright nail polish or crazy nail art
✱ braids - french/dutch pigtails remind anyone of their younger days.
✱ colorful hair ties or ribbons

▹ lunches: a filling lunch is always a must in school, especially for the littles who rush out the door to quick for breakfast. pack these items to make lunchtime fun time!
✱ peanut butter & jelly sandwiches - bonus if the crust is cut off beforehand.
✱ macaroni & cheese
✱ fish sticks
✱ dinosaur chicken nuggets w/ sauce of choice
✱ microwaveable soup cups - alphabet soup is a favorite along with tomato because you can add goldfish crackers or dunk grilled cheese.
✱ lunchables
✱ fruit & cheese kabobs - use a cookie cutter to cut melons into little shapes!
✱ fruit cups or applesauce cups
✱ deconstructed salad w/ ranch
✱ chocolate milk

▹ snacks: we an all agree this time is always the best time. make sure you keep energized through the day with these little foods!
✱ goldfish crackers
✱ teddy grahams w/ peanut butter
✱ honey nut cheerios
✱ mini pretzels w/ peanut butter or cheese dip
✱ baby carrots w/ ranch
✱ broccoli w/ ranch or cheese dip
✱ hard boiled eggs
✱ cheese sticks
✱ apple slices w/ peanut butter or yogurt
✱ tangerines (peeled beforehand)
✱ caprisun pouches

▹ supplies: even though education is important, it isn’t exactly what a little dreams of in little space. use some of these items to make those geometry or reading assignments a little less intimidating!
✱ colorful gel pens
✱ scented markers
✱ pencil toppers or glitter grips
✱ stickers - to decorate stationary or class notes. you can even reward yourself with gold stars on homework you’ve completed the night before.
✱ cartoon bookmarks or sticky notes
✱ colorful book covers/protectors
✱ cute pencil pouches

▹ extras: some more ways to feel small that didn’t fit into any other category.
✱ stuffed animal key chains - to squeeze when you’re missing your favorite stuffie!
✱ stress balls
✱ fidget toys
✱ lollipops
✱ cartoon band-aids - in case of those pesky paper cuts!
✱ water bottles w/ the sucker straw
✱ playlists - break out those disney soundtracks or cartoon theme songs to brighten up your day!

although similarities exist, school is a different experience for everyone. if you find just walking through the doors in the morning difficult, i am so proud of you for traveling down those halls. i know it’s scary at times, but you will make it. stay focused, stay incredible. you will be okay this year ♡