With back to school coming way too soon (and it may have already come for you), I wanted to have a little back to school fun for the American Girl Dolls. I put together over 20 fun ideas for the dolls to have a great new school year, too.
My girls are getting older and don't play with their dolls as much as they used to, but they still like doing some fun things with them.
I think it can help with the transition to new things or a new school year to do something fun for the dolls. It can help to play with them and work out what might be worrying your child. At least that is the case at my house sometimes. So, I put together a whole list of fun back to school ideas for the dolls.
I wasn't exactly sure how to organize this post. I usually like to walk through an event or a day and take it from the beginning, so I decided the first thing you need for back to school is a new backpack. I made these cute backpacks for our dolls a few years ago. Back to School Backpacks from The Real Thing with the Coake Family
If sewing isn't your thing, your doll could use this cute duct tape bag to hold her school supplies. Make a Duct Tape Craft Bag for Dolls from Doll-It-Up
Before school starts, you may get a letter from your new teacher and learn your schedule. Your dolls can do that as well with these cute printables. Back to School Week: Teacher Letter & Schedule from Doll Diaries
There are always school supplies that are needed. How about some paper with this Printable School Paper for Dolls from Doll Diaries.
Pencils are a must and these are the cutest little doll pencils and a fun craft! Doll Craft: Make Pretty Pencils for Back to School from American Girl Fan
Don't forget the all important ruler for your doll as well. Wooden Ruler for School from Doll Diaries
There are so many school supplies you can make for your doll. These folders, calculator, and ID are adorable. Back to School Week: Folder, ID & Supplies from Doll Diaries
If your doll needs file folders, you can easily make those with this cute post, Getting Ready for School – File Folders from Doll-It-Up.
Maybe your doll had some summer reading to do and had to put together a project based on her reading. You can make this Make a School Project for Your Doll from Doll-It-Up,
If you want to sew, this art supply tote is so stinkin' cute and I know your child and her doll will love this Back to School Art Supplies Tote from PixieFaire.
This post has so many ideas for making school supplies for your dolls. Great ideas! Back to School Supplies from A Doll for All Seasons
Once the dolls head to school, make sure they don't go hungry by making them a lunch bag and lunch. Make a School Lunch and Lunch Bag for Your Dolls from Doll Diaries
At school, they will need a desk and this doll desk set is cute and easy to make. DIY American Girl Doll Furniture from Busy Kids Happy Mom
The teacher will have a board on which to write and your dolls should as well. This post had directions for making a chalkboard and adorable textbooks. Back to School American Girl Doll Crafts from The Real Thing with the Coake Family
So, I know this is for smaller dolls, but I thought it was such a cute idea and I bet you could modify it and make it larger for your 18″ dolls. Then this could become your classroom and maybe cafeteria, etc for the dolls school. Chalk Foam Board Dollhouse from Mad In Crafts
You can decorate the classroom with cute signs that you make yourself or follow the directions in this post, Doll Craft – Set the Scene with School Posters! from Doll Diaries.
I know it is always fun to get some new clothes for those first days of school. You can make this adorable headband for your doll for her first day of school. American Girl Crafts ~ Make a Pretty Embellished Headband from The Real Thing with the Coake Family
With the school year comes lots of after school activities. Make sure your doll has fun after school activities as well. She can have a Girl Scout uniform. American Girl Doll Clothes ~ Make Girl Scout Uniforms from The Real Thing with the Coake Family
Or if she loves to dance, she can have this cute tutu. No Sew Embellished American Girl Tutu from Architecture of a Mom
As we get to the cooler temperatures, make sure your daughter and doll have a way to stay warm waiting at the bus stop. These cute scarves would work well and can be personalized with any fleece fabric you like. Girl and Doll Fleece Fringe Scarf from Sugar Bee Crafts
or you could go for my favorite…pom poms! Make a cute pom pom scarf for your dolls and even one for your daughter. American Girl Doll Pom Pom Scarf from The Real Thing with the Coake Family
I'm not really sure how a fairy wand fits into back to school…maybe a spirit week dress up day. Lol! It was just too cute to leave out. AG Doll Fairy Wand Tutorial from The Tip Toe Fairy
Once the dolls get home from school, they will need to chill and relax a bit. These bean bag chairs are the perfect place. Sewing a Doll Bean Bag Chair ~ Free Pattern from The Real Thing with the Coake Family
After a long day of school and after school activities, make sure your dolls have a great place to sleep and get rested for the next day. DIY American Girl Doll Bunk Beds from The Real Thing with the Coake Family
They will also need a soft mattress to get good sleep. (I also have posts on making the bedding – sheets and comforter) sheets and comforter) How to Make a Mattress for Any Doll Bed from The Real Thing with the Coake Family
Whew! I think I covered everything for back to school season for your American Girl Dolls. Now you and your child just need to pick which ideas you love and have some fun!
Which are your favorite American Girl Doll Back to School ideas? Leave me a comment below.
For even more American Girl Doll Fun, check out my AG Pinterest board.