There’s something almost cathartic about purchasing new pens, pencils, erasers, and notebooks… especially notebooks. Opening a fresh notebook and writing the date on the very first page is as close to pure school joy as you can get, I think.
Wrap some baker's twine or other string around a wooden block to create a graphic textured stamp. -can also use rubber bands- Stamp on inside of paper bags from grocery store or paper that comes in mailed packages, use as wrapping paper.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies - tons of peanut butter flavor (actual peanuts optional) paired with some chewy oats for an amazing texture. They are so tender and totally melt in your mouth! : The Food Charlatan