Is it possible that the first day of school is upon us already?! Oh my this summer did fly by! While parents and teachers have so much on their minds in preparation for the big day, our little ones have a whole other set of worries inside of them…those first day jitters!
One of my most favorite ways to get those first day of school jitters out is to read the hilariously funny and unpredictable children’s book called, “First Day Jitters,” and then create the most delicious Jitter Juice Recipe to take away those butterflies in our bellies!
Jitter Juice Recipe
If you haven’t read this storybook yet, it is a must! I don’t want to spoil the ending for you but I will tell you that there’s a BIG surprise at the end. A surprise that will, without a doubt, help the little ones in your life through those first day jitters.
After you’ve read, “First Day Jitters” to your children, then you must make them this delicious Jitter Juice Recipe! It won’t disappoint!
Whether you are making this tasty drink at home with your own kids or in the classroom, we have all the tips and tricks you need to make it an awesome experience for your kids, including a printable of the ingredients and a fun poem.
So, once you mix your delicious Jitter Juice, add the adorable Jitter Juice label (with the recipe below) and pour! (We colored in the label with some fun markers, but you could also print the design on colored paper)
The kids LOVED making the Jitter Juice. Plus, did you know it’s a well known fact that adding a “special ingredient” of sprinkles helps to get those jitters out? 😉
As we dump our special ingredient inside our tasty treat, we also recite our Jitter Juice Poem!
Jitter Juice Recipe:
1 part Sprite
1 part Hawaiian Punch
Optional: 1 scoop of Sorbet
Serve in a plastic cup with a silly straw!
Now it’s time to enjoy! (Remember, you can print these out below with our poem, too)
Here is our version of a Jitter Juice poem – we have even put it in a downloadable pdf for you via the yellow button at the end of the post- we’ve also included the recipe AND label!
This is perfect to print and color at school on the first day, and send home in case parents want to make it too!
Grab Your Download
Ready to tell those jitters goodbye? Grab your label, poem, and printable recipe by clicking the yellow button below.
Then, check out more of our favorite back to school read alouds.