Back to school is just around the corner for us and while Emma is very excited to enter the 1st grade she is also feeling a bit nervous. As much as I wish I could take all those scary feelings away and leave her with all the good ones, I can't. But, what I can do is comfort her as much as possible. I do this by talking and talking and talking some more. The more we talk about it the more she opens up about how she is feeling and the more she gets excited about all the exciting things to come.
We sat down and decorated a few plain cloth napkins using just fabric markers. It was a fun activity to get Emma excited for school. It also was a great way for me to make comforting notes and silly drawings to send with her to school.
Fabric markers are a great tool to also label school supplies like backpacks, lunch bags and jackets. I shared this idea and many more over at Kiwi Crate.