This is one of my very favorite back to school traditions! I think I read about it in Family Fun magazine many years ago. And, if you're familiar with the tooth fairy, then you probably already know what the backpack fairy does.
WHAT TO DO
Have your child leave his/her backpack out the night before school starts. You can choose a designated spot, or just put it anywhere (the backpack fairy is pretty smart, she'll have no problem finding the backpacks!). During the night the backpack fairy will come and leave some special gifts inside each backpack. When morning comes, be sure to check inside the backpacks before leaving for the first day to see what she's left!
So, so easy! It's just another way to make the first day of school a bit more fun and exciting, and not so nerve-racking!
Here are some of the items our backpack fairy has left, but your fairy can leave whatever she wants.
A new book
A new shirt
A backpack decoration (think key chains)
A special note
A new lunch box
These are just a few ideas. I'm sure your fairy can come up with many, many more!
We've got the new backpacks, now we're just waiting for the night before school starts to set them out. Can't wait to see what she brings this year!
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