Non-messy "Jitter Glitter" for first-day nerves. The glittery-like beads magically disappear as kids rub their hands together. Read the book First Day Jitters, then give each kid a tiny squirt of this on their hands.
This Jitter Glitter poem is adapted from the Jitter Juice ice breaker activity. I used this with my class on the first day of school, because I did not have my allergy list yet and didn't want to take any chances with making a juice for them to drink.
I could send with my welcome back to school letter. The Night Before School Jitter Glitter. love this! Going to hand out this poem and a packet of glitter at small groups for families to do this with their children prior to first day of school.