The week long school holiday was over in the wink of an eye. To get the kids ready for the new term, we created a leave-home-checklist: a list of items that they need to bring to school, e.g. water bottle, pocket money, student pass etc. Special items that are needed on certain days (like, art file on Tuesdays) are also jotted down.
It is useful for the morning rush hour, as the kids can get a bit disorganized on their way out to school. Best part: they do the checking on their own, and are responsible for their own oversight should they forget anything.