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90+ Back to School Blog Post Ideas for Any Niche

Have you ever noticed how back to school seems to start as soon as July 4th is over? That’s because Q4 is the highest spending season (between back to school and the holidays) and it’s a great opportunity for influencers, businesses, and content creators to drive traffic to their websites and make some money.

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“Blogging is a great way to practice your writing, build your brand, and make a difference in the world.” -Neil Patel

"Blogging is a great way to practice your writing, build your brand, and make a difference in the world." -Neil Patel

You’ll need a mix of evergreen and seasonal content

For blog traffic to be sustainable, you’ll want to have a good mix of evergreen and seasonal content.

What is Evergreen Content?

Content that is always relevant – meaning people will be searching for it despite the season they’re in – is called evergreen.

An example of an evergreen blog post would be my post on How to Create Pinterest Templates in Canva or Elna Cain’s blog post about How to Create a Ghostwriting Portfolio.

These topics will send traffic to the website whether it’s summer, spring, or Black Friday. They’re always relevant.

What is Seasonal Content?

Seasonal content is exactly like it sounds – content that is written for a particular season. It’s content that bloggers write for Christmas in October (to get ahead of the Christmas shoppers). Or writing a Content Ideas for Spring post in late winter/early spring.

If you want to take advantage of seasonal traffic, be sure to create your content early. This means blog posts, social media posts, and pins.

Give Google plenty of time to rank your content and start sending you traffic … because maybe not everyone waits until the last minute to go school shopping (like me😳).

Can I write about back to school if I’m not a parenting blogger?

Absolutely! Back to school isn’t only for parents.

These blog post ideas are great for teen bloggers, teachers, or even small businesses who want to share something seasonal with their customers. As a mom, I love finding ways to make our school lives easier, and reading tips from other parents.

Back to school for the food blogger

What goes into the lunch box is just as important as what’s on the outside of it. These are a few of my favorite blog post ideas for food bloggers.

  1. 5 ways to make your PB&J lunchbox more fun
  2. Do a round-up of the 5 best lunchboxes for elementary/middle school/high school
  3. Bento box ideas for school lunches (my kids are loving this trend right now!)
  4. How to make mason jar meals for your child’s lunchbox
  5. Food ideas for picky eaters (because we’ve all got one)
  6. Tips for helping your child learn to pack their own lunch – this has been a lifesaver for my sanity as a mom to elementary kids
  7. Meal planning for back to school – because life can get pretty hectic as you adjust to the structured schedule of the school year again.
  8. Cute lunch note ideas – I haven’t done this yet but really want to this year!

If you’re looking for non-sandwich ideas for your child’s lunchbox, I love Marissa’s 35 bento box-style ideas on Just Simply Mom. This blog post sent the Littlest Minion and I down a rabbit hole looking for bento boxes and talking about our goals for healthier lunches this year 🤞

<< Related: 50 Summer Blog Post Ideas for Food Bloggers >>

Bookish back to school blog post starters

Book blog post ideas for back to school
HOW TO CATCH A UNICORN, featuring my littlest minion

As a book blogger, one of my favorite topics has always been back to school. I focus mostly on picture books (because my little minions are still … well, little) but there are so many other school-themed topics you can talk about!

  1. 8 picture books to prepare your little ones to go back to school
  2. How to encourage your child to read outside of school + tips for creating a cozy reading nook
  3. 4 creative ways to organize/decorate your child’s bookshelf for the new school year
  4. 5 books every college freshman should read
  5. 10 books every kid should read before starting middle school
  6. Do a round-up of the best book blog posts about going back to school
  7. Share a list of 5 or 6 books that parents of school-aged kids should read
  8. Share a round-up of bookish news in your area – like this Tennessee library that is challenging kids to read 500 books before starting middle school!

<< Related: 50 Winter Blog Post Ideas for Book Bloggers >>

This year, we have a middle schooler in our house … yikes! And I love Book Riot’s blog post about books to read before making the transition to middle school. It’s written by a middle school librarian and offers a diverse selection of TBR options.

Homeschool ideas for back to school

After Covid and distance learning, I have a healthy respect for anyone who homeschools their kids. If mine didn’t love school as much as they do, we’d probably be considering something similar.

Here are a few blog post ideas in the homeschool niche, if your creative well has run a bit dry.

  1. Back to school must-haves for homeschooling parents
  2. The best online classes and resources for new homeschoolers
  3. How to find a homeschool co-op that works for your family
  4. Do a round-up of the best homeschool blogs for beginners
  5. Where to find homeschool printables for parents (and a round-up of some of your favorites)
  6. How to know if homeschool is right for you and your child
  7. Tips for distance learning or online schooling (because this is a thing now … thank you, Covid)
  8. How to plan field trips and educational outings
  9. Share tips and tricks from other homeschool bloggers – maybe a round-up that’s perfect for first-time homeschooling parents
  10. How to celebrate the first day of school with your littles
  11. Tips for finding the best back to school deals and discounts for textbooks and other supplies
  12. How to choose the best Christian homeschool curriculum for your child
  13. 10 best laptops for students (because homeschool and online learning is more popular than ever)
  14. 10 ways to make online learning/homeschooling more effective (and help your child be less distracted)

First day of school ideas for fashion bloggers

Fashion is a great way for kids and teens to express themselves during the school year. My littlest minion is very adamant about dressing herself and choosing how to express her personality through her wardrobe. Here are a few blog post ideas to write about for back to school fashion.

  1. Where to find the cutest back to school clothes for girls, boys, or teens
  2. How to choose the right backpack and lunch bag for your child (because, as moms, we know it matters!)
  3. Tips to help your child express their individuality through their school fashion choices
  4. How to shop for clothes without spending a fortune
  5. Talk about how to let your elementary school children pick out their own outfits for school (or discuss if you should)

Many fashion bloggers (and parents) focus on first day outfits, but I love this twist on back to school fashion. Alex shares 5 simple hair tutorials that help you change out the everyday ponytail with something a little more fun.

The best part? These styles are easy to create the night before, or with little effort in the mornings.

Back to school blog post ideas for teen bloggers

As a high school student, I knew I wanted to write but never considered blogging as an option. It wasn’t an option. Now, teens can easily use blogging as a creative way to express themselves and practice writing. While maintaining a blog can be challenging for a busy teen, it’s a great first step for those who have an interest in a career as a journalist or blogger (or even a copywriter!).

  1. Unique first day of school outfit ideas – discuss current trends but put your own spin on them!
  2. Write a listicle of the best books to read as a teenage book blogger
  3. Tips for starting a blog as a teenager – share some tips for maintaining a blog that looks professional without spending money on it
  4. Quick (and easy) hairstyle tutorials for back to school mornings
  5. DIY notebook designs – if you’re crafty, turn this into a product post and share some of your own designs, stickers, or DIY tutorials
  6. Test back to school DIYs from famous YouTubers and share the results!
  7. Microwave mug ideas for quick after school snacks
  8. Round-up of your favorite books set in school
  9. What’s in your backpack?
  10. Best planner ideas for high school students
  11. Tips for the perfect school picture (or senior photo)
  12. Back to school necessities for teenagers
  13. How to start a book club with your classmates or friends

Blog post ideas for teachers

Even teachers need tips at the start of a new year … and I love this post by Elyse from Proud to be Primary and her wrap-up of 30 ideas (including pampering yourself with back to school supplies!). Though I dread the littles going back, school shopping is one of my favorite things to do.

Maybe there’s a little school supply nerd in each of us …

  1. How to prepare your classroom for the new school year
  2. School supplies you can’t live without (even teachers have favorites!)
  3. Tips for creating a welcoming environment
  4. Best ways to teach students with dyslexia or ADHD
  5. How to prepare for your first year as a teacher
  6. Share tips for incoming students on writing a great book review or book report
  7. Write a post for parents on finding books that match their child’s reading level and interests
  8. Are you crafty? Share printables you’ve created and use in your own classroom
  9. What are your thoughts on online schooling? Even better – are you a teacher that works strictly with kids online? Share your experiences and tips for others!

“No one is perfect. That’s why pencils have erasers.” -Wolfgang Riebe

No one is perfect. That's why pencils have erasers. Quote

And a few parenting back to school blog ideas

While back to school isn’t ONLY for parents, who needs these tips more than moms? We do the school shopping, pack the lunchboxes, and motivate our little ones to reach their full potential.

So here are just a few Mommy blog post ideas to help you and your readers prepare for the start of the new school year.

  1. Best ways to get organized before the school year (I suck at this, by the way)
  2. How to get the most out of your first parent-teacher conference of the year
  3. Write a blog post about how to get involved with your child’s school
  4. At what age should you let your child walk to school alone?
  5. Safety tips for kids who walk to school
  6. Time management skills for kids (and how to teach them to your child)
  7. How to help your child make friends at a new school (the struggle is real for introverts)
  8. Talk about the best ways to communicate with your child’s teacher (bonus points if you can include a teacher’s perspective on this!)
  9. Ways to help your child with reading comprehension
  10. 5 easy ways you can volunteer at your child’s school if you’re a working mom
  11. Tips for back to school if your child has a learning disability
  12. Self-care tips for parents (if we don’t take care of ourselves, we have nothing to give our family)
  13. Ways to teach your child about bus safety
  14. End of summer bucket list for families
  15. How to help your child select a sport to participate in
  16. How to get back into the school routine after summer break
  17. 10 things you can do during August to prepare your child for school (and avoid the “summer slide”)
  18. Tips for bedtime adjustment so your child is ready to go back to school (if your house is anything like ours, this is BRUTAL)
  19. Ways to create a homework-friendly environment (maybe give your little one their own corner of your office, complete with a desk and creative station)
  20. Should you take your child back to school shopping or do it yourself?
  21. How to get familiar with a new school before the start of the year
  22. How to deal with separation anxiety in kindergarteners (or any age)
  23. How to prepare your kindergartener (or preschooler) to start school for the first time
  24. Where to find the best coupons or deals for back to school shopping (does your state participate in the Tax-Free weekend? Mine doesn’t … thanks, Minnesota 🫤)
  25. Tips for creative and fun first day of school photos

💸Looking for ways to save money on back to school shopping this year? I signed up for Melanie’s newsletter when I first started on my money education journey and I love all her tips … like shopping your house BEFORE going to the store.

If your kids come home at the end of the school year with a backpack full of unused supplies (like mine do), check out Melanie’s blog post and put them to good use.

Back to school blog ideas for Christian bloggers

As a Christian blogger, you can use back to school as a way to share your faith with a different audience than you might normally attract. Whether you speak to public school, private, or homeschool students and parents, you can use your platform to encourage and inspire.

  1. Prayers for going back to school or for the new school year
  2. How to pray for your child’s teacher and classroom
  3. Tips for sending your child to a non-Christian school
  4. Bible verses for students, teachers, and parents
  5. How to use a faith-based homeschool curriculum
  6. How to cope with the stress and anxiety of back to school as a Christian mom (or any mom, really!)

Have a small business or affiliate program?

Back to school is a great time to showcase digital or physical products you create, as long as they’re relevant. You can also use it to spike your affiliate income (especially with online schooling and the technology that goes along with it …)

  1. Do you put custom designs on physical products through sites like Printify? You can do a round-up of your favorite back to school products and designs – and include products from other creators as a way to network).
  2. Showcase printables you create (back to school checklists, chore charts, routine trackers, or even printable journals) round-up style! Your readers are going to love this!
  3. Does your small business sell physical products? Create a back to school bundle and write a product-focused blog post to share it with your customers. (Examples: reading bundle, coupons for a kid breakfast at a local restaurant, or even a bundle of school supplies)
  4. Host a back to school contest – write a blog post, social media posts, and even send it out in your email newsletter! Maybe the most unique drawing wins their design on a one-of-a-kind backpack.

And a few final thoughts …

Back to school time is a great opportunity to spice up your blog with some fun seasonal content. From lunchbox ideas to reading hacks, you don’t have to be a Mommy blogger to write on this topic (though there are tons of ideas for that niche, as well!). I hope these back to school blog post ideas have given you some inspiration to fill your content calendar between school shopping trips. Happy blogging, xo!💕

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