25 Ways to Give Your Kid the Best First Day of School Ever (PHOTOS)

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After a summer full of sun, games, and sleeping, the last phrase the kids want to hear is "back to school." But fear not, parents, because with a few tricks and some homemade fun, you can make the first day of school a party.

So fire up the DIY skills and have the kids look forward to returning to class (yes, it's possible). Whether it's a night-before activity or a little thoughtful gesture you can do on the day of, your kids will be pumped to get back on that school bus. Below, we've included a list of 25 ways parents can give their kids the absolute best first day of school, so go ahead and start planning for that fateful day. 

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