It’s time to prepare those Back to School Activities! If you are looking for some new and exciting First Day of School Activities for preschool, kindergarten, and Elementary age kids, look no further!
I asked my fellow bloggers for some fun ideas for the first day of school activities, and wow – they had some fantastic ones!
You’ll find lots of first day of school free printables plus ideas for taking pictures, first day of school books, slime, craft ideas, and more!
The first week is often filled with learning classroom rules, meeting new students…. and then more class rules, so it’s nice to have a fun activity to engage those younger students.
I hope you find the perfect first day of school idea for your lesson plan!
Let’s dive in!
1) First Day of School Worksheet
This first idea comes from my blog Simply Full of Delight. This First Day of School Worksheet is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and lower elementary grades! The free printable allows kids to share a little about themselves like their favorite color, what they look like, how old they are and what they love to play.
It’s simple and perfect for those little ones who aren’t writing yet!
2) Free Back to School Printable Coloring Sheet
This Back to School Coloring Sheet is by Freebie Finding Mom. Kids can color the bus with a school along with the bubble letters “Back to School.” What a fun morning work page to bring in the new school year!
3) Back to School Bingo
This free printable Back to School Bingo game is by Made with Happy. Kids love games and Bingo is a classic they are sure to enjoy! This is great for both in-person learning and distance learning as well!
4) First Day of School Crayon Craft
This adorable First Day of School Crayon Craft is by Wonder in His World. Your kids can create these adorable oversized crayons which open up to reveal favorite things, what he/she wants to be when they grow up, and more. What a cute idea for a bulletin board or a fun keepsake for parents!
5) First Day of School Pictures
First Day of School Pictures are a classic Back to School activity! Here’s some awesome First Day of School Sign Ideas from my blog Simply Full of Delight. You are sure to find an adorable sign to make those First Day of School pictures of your student perfect!
6) First Day of School Interview
This First Day of School Interview is by Mimosas and Motherhood. Grab this free printable and make a keepsake of your child’s answers each year!
Parents will treasure looking back at their elementary students’ responses at this age. What a great idea to help remember their favorite thing or vocabulary at this age.
7) Back to School Slime with Glue and Crayons
The Back to School Slime with Glue and Crayons is by The Soccer Mom Blog. With this simple recipe, you can create some awesome school supplies themed slime. The kids will love it and you’ll love how fast this slime comes together.
8) Back To School Children’s Books
Check out these Back to School Children’s Book suggestions by Kelly’s Classroom Online. There’s classics like If you Take a Mouse to School as well as Pete the Cat books (and the infamous story of him rocking in his school shoes!
You’ll find the perfect read aloud for your classroom on the First Day of School or a great book to read to your child to prepare them for school! Older children
9) All About Me Printable
This All About Me Free Printable is by Healthy Happy Impactful. How cute it this! Students can fill in the fun little shapes with things to tell their classmates about themselves.
I love the little dinner plate for their favorite food! What a fun first day activity!
10) First Day Of School Interview Printable
This First Day Of School Interview Printable is by Mom Hacks 101. The free printable has spaces to record all of your child’s current favorites, aspirations, and even a space for their signature. What a fun way to mark this school year and keep a sweet memento of this time!
11) “About Me” Apple Craft
The “About Me” Apple Craft is by The Soccer Mom Blog. This free printable helps your children create adorable pop-up apple cards with a little “all about me” section. This could be used as a card to introduce your child to their teacher, or it could be used in a classroom as a cute bulletin board idea to help students introduce themselves to their classmates!
12) Easy Apple Stained Glass Window Decoration Craft
This Easy Apple Stained Glass Window Decoration Craft is by Active Littles. Kids will love creating these cute apples for a simple first day of school craft! Nothing says school quite like an apple! These apple crafts will look adorable hanging on the windows of any room.
13) Back to School Banner
This free printable Back to School Banner is by All about Baby Blog. Simply download the free full color banner, print and cut it out.
This would make a fun project for older students to build classroom community and encourage students to bond. Plus it makes a great classroom decoration!
14) Free Welcome Back to School Coloring Pages
This idea comes from my blog Simply Full of Delight. You can grab 6 different versions of a Welcome Back to School Coloring page here. There’s a Welcome Back to School coloring page for each grade preschool through 3rd grade! Plus, you can grab a plain “Welcome Back to School” page as well!
15) All about Me Self-Portrait Frames
You can find these 3 free printable All about Me Self-Portrait Frames on my blog Simply Full of Delight. Kids can draw themselves using the blank face templates. This is perfect for an All about Me theme and of course the Back to School season!
Alright! That’s it! I hope you’ve found some amazing First Day of School Activities for preschool, kindergarten, and lower elementary age kids!
I hope you and your family have a great Back to School Season! If you are looking for some fun free lunch notes to print out for your child’s lunchbox, be sure to check out these funny lunch box notes. Also, you can find recommendations for the best water bottles for kids here!
There’s some fun ideas for an All about Me theme here that are perfect for preschool and kindergarten.
Planning for the First Day of School? Be sure to Pin the picture below and save it to your “Back to School” Pinterest Board!