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9 Simple Things You Can Do For the Crazy School Week Ahead

Ready, set, prep!

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1. Pack the backpack together with your child the night before.

Snag the backpack here.Pick your fave iron-on patches here and here.

Snag the backpack here.

Pick your fave iron-on patches here and here.

2. Plan outfits for the next few days (with the weather forecast in mind).

Be ready for any weather with pieces like this jacket and tee.

Be ready for any weather with pieces like this jacket and tee.

3. And always have a backup outfit ready just in case.

Accidents happen! Plan ahead and build your backup wardrobe with the tee and pants.

Accidents happen! Plan ahead and build your backup wardrobe with the tee and pants.

4. Don’t forget to lay out accessories too!

Accessorize like a pro with the adorable clips here and the headband here.

Accessorize like a pro with the adorable clips here and the headband here.

5. Go over the family’s weekly schedule as a team.

Start mapping out the first weeks of school with this whiteboard and markers!

Start mapping out the first weeks of school with this whiteboard and markers!

6. Prep the next day’s lunch together.

Pack and prep lunch in style with the cactus lunchbox here and the shark lunchbox here.

Pack and prep lunch in style with the cactus lunchbox here and the shark lunchbox here.

7. Look over and review homework ahead of time.

Keep the sticky notes and pens organized in a cool superhero pencil case!

Keep the sticky notes and pens organized in a cool superhero pencil case!

8. Check backpacks for any lost permission slips or assignments that need to be signed.

Get the backpack here and the water bottle here!

Get the backpack here and the water bottle here!

9. Pack an extra lunchbox for after-school activity snacks on the go.

Keep the afternoon snacks chill with a cool water bottle and lunchbox.And snack on with a pack of Clif Kid Organic ZBars.

Keep the afternoon snacks chill with a cool water bottle and lunchbox.

And snack on with a pack of Clif Kid Organic ZBars.

Illustrations by Kevin Valente

Product images courtesy of Target

Because a little prep today will save you a lot of stress tomorrow! Set your child up for a successful week at school with Target!