On Monday, August 21, 2017, there will be a total solar eclipse.  It’s the first total solar eclipse in 38 years, so it’s kind of a big deal, as it should be!  For many, this is a once-in-a-lifetime event; The last time a total solar eclipse was visible from coast to coast was almost 100 years ago, on June 8, 1918! (The next total solar eclipse will take place on September 2, 2035.)

Some are calling this the Great American Eclipse, because it will occur exclusively over the continental United Statesโ€”no other country will see totality, though many countries will see a partial eclipse of the Sun.  

You can get your solar eclipse glasses here.

With all that said, our first day of school happens to fall on eclipse day!  I always like to send a small gift to school on day one, and this eclipse day gift just happens to fit the theme!

eclipse day printable

You can find the printable for this gift below, just click on the image, save and print! (I print my image on blank 4×6 index cards.)  Add a pack of Eclipse gum, sign the card and you’re set!  (The yellow border will not print on the card.)

eclipse day printable

Another thought I had was to make a basket of snacks for the teacher.  I’m thinking Moon Pies, Eclipse gum, Sun Chips, Starbursts, Milky Way, etc.  It’s a great way to celebrate the day!


eclipse day snacks


If you make a basket or these printables, make sure you tag me on social media @hustlemomrepeat so I can see them!

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