The back to school season can be overwhelming! These printable activities are a stress free way to plan your first days of school.
If you are anything like me…. you totally feel the need to over prepare for the first days of school. Before you meet your new kiddos it is hard to anticipate the pace of working with this particular group of students. After 20 years of first days…. none were ever alike! Having a collection of back to school printables at your fingertips can help tame the anxiety!
Take one thing off your to-do list with this set of no prep activities! Everything you will need for the first week and beyond… and the best part is you can just print and go!
1. First Day Printables
That first day of school is super busy! Between getting everyone settled, collecting supplies and teaching routines, you need some simple activities… ready to go. Coloring pages, dot-to-dots and word searches are fun activities that all students love! They can be on student desks as they arrive -or- are great to have on hand for any down time in your day. Completing a back to school calendar is a relevant math activity for the first day. Students cut and paste the letters to spell the month, trace the calendar numbers and then color their first day of school. Calendars for both August and September are included.
2. All About Me
All about me activities are always fun and help you get to know your students. A simple All About Me page is a meaningful activity to give students a chance to share a little bit about themselves and learn about their new classmates. A great beginning of the year community builder!
Whether your students are learning to print their name or just need some practice…. name activities are a must! Practice in different ways with a variety of printables.
And we can’t forget about all those feelings that come with meeting a new teacher and classmates. Get a head start on social-emotional learning with some simple feelings activities.
3. Practice Using Supplies
Your students will be excited to try out those brand new school supplies! Give them a chance to use them right away and get some practice with tracing, cutting, glueing and coloring. Start the year out right by taking the time to teach students how to use supplies correctly and giving them time to practice. And great for fine motor practice!
4. Literacy & Math Activities
A variety of math and literacy worksheets perfect for those first days are also included. Use for review and to get a feel for what your students know and can do independently.
•Review letters and numbers with a cut and paste sorting activity.
•Practice letter and number identification and formation with tracing and printing pages.
•Work on some simple sight word matching and building activities.
•Count sets of up to 10 objects and show numbers in a ten frame
•Color, cut and paste to make and complete patterns.
6. Back to School Basics
Make sure your students have the basics down! Work on colors, 2D shapes and sorting by size with these fun cut and paste pages.
This pack hits on all the basics you will need to get through those hectic first days of kindergarten or first grade. Get all the back to school printables you will need for the first week… in one spot! Looking for more Back to School ideas? Read HERE.