Back to school countdown

Back to school countdown

Motivate your kids with this easy-to-make backpack countdown.

Starting the week before school goes back, your little one can pull off a ring with an inspirational message written inside it. Print out messages, or handwrite them for a more personal touch.

  • template for the backpack
  • 2 pages of coloured paper stapler
  • scissors or cutting knife
  • coloured pencils or pens
  1. Cut out the backpack template around the trimmings.
  2. Carefully use the cutting knife or scissors to make a 6cm incision across the purple space case image.
  3. Measure and cut 3cm x 29cm strips from the coloured paper.
  4. Write fun inspirational messages on each strip of paper to motivate your child about the new term. Use different colours for each message.
  5. Take the first strip, slip it through the incision and staple the ends to make a circular shape.
  6. Repeat with the rest of the paper strips to create a chain.
Click here to download the back-to-school backpack template

Feature: Nolwazi Dhlamini




About Nolwazi Dhlamini

Features Writer for Your Family magazine. She’s worked in print and digital media, and finds thrill in understanding human behaviour. Nolwazi believes everyone has a fascinating story to tell, and it just takes the right person, asking the right questions, to find it.


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