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Back-to-School Activities and Crafts

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These back-to-school activities and crafts are simple to do and are great as ice-breakers for the beginning of the school year. They help the students and teacher get to know one another. Also, they can help students find those people in the class who share similar interests, helping them make friends.

Click on any of the crafts/projects to go to the instructions. Have fun!

BACK-TO-SCHOOL BOOK


You can print this activity/memory book for your students to make at the beginning of the school year.
BACK-TO-SCHOOL SCAVENGER HUNT


In this activity, students fill out a questionnaire about themselves, then they go on a scavenger hunt for information about each other. This activity can help students find those people in the class who share similar interests, helping them make new friends.
ALPHABETIZING ACTIVITY

A,B,C,...

Have each student wear a nametag. Then let them put themselves in alphabetical order. Use either their first or last names. Either way, this is a great way to have the students learn each other's names.
NAMEPLATE CRAFT


These simple nameplates are easy to make and stand up on a desk. The student can use this nameplate to help learn to write their name and to learn the names of the other students.
Take-Home Student Survey

Take-Home Student Survey

A printable survey for students and their families to fill out. The questions are about the student's name, phone number, guardian(s), allergies, strengths, needs, hobbies, preferences (favorite school subject, etc.) and expectations.
All About Me

All About Me
A Worksheet to Print

A short, printable worksheet about the likes and dislikes of a student. The short-answer worksheet asks a few questions about what the student like to be called, the favorite school subject, game, food, book, movie, and other preferences.
MAKE YOUR OWN TIMELINE


Each student can create a timeline of their life.
Bus Number Nametags

How I Get Home from School:
Printable Nametags

These nametags are useful for identifying how students get home from school (by bus, car, foot, or bicycle) or if they go to after school care. The nametags are in color or black-and-white.
3 bookmarks

3 Back to School Bookmarks

Print 3 different back-to-school bookmarks, a bookworm, a pencil, and a school bus. Each bookmark has the words, "Back to School!" and a place to list the student's name.
3 bookmarks

3 Back to School Bookmarks (in Color)

Print 3 different back-to-school bookmarks, a bookworm, a pencil, and a school bus. Each bookmark has the words, "Back to School!" and a place to list the student's name.



School Jokes and Riddles for Kids
You can find tons of very corny school jokes and riddles for kids.

Short Books to Print:
A BOOK ABOUT ME


Children can write and draw a book about themselves.


How I Get To School

Print a short book on how children get to school (for early readers). The student fills in the name of the mode of transport and colors the picture. The ways of getting to school include going by bicycle, by car, walking, by boat, by train, by horse, by van, and a fun way of getting to school.


My School Book

A short, printable book about school - for fluent readers. The book has activity pages for the student to do, including filling in the blanks for school transportation, writing times, matching pictures to words, writing school words, doing word unscrambles, solving a wordsearch puzzle, and answering questions.


School Words

A short, printable book about school words - for early readers. The book has pages for the student to cut out, read, write words in, and color. The pages are: pencil, paper, pen, globe, scissors, book, crayons, clock, backpack.

School Name Tags to Print:
Bus Number Nametags

How I Get Home from School:
Bus Number Nametag Printable (Black-and-White)

Eight bus number nametags in black-and-white on one printable page. These nametags have lines for the student's name and school bus number on them.
Bus Number Nametags

How I Get Home from School:
Bus Number Nametag Printable (Color)

Eight bus number nametags in color on one printable page. These nametags have lines for the student's name and school bus number on them.
Car Nametags

Car Nametag Printable (Black-and-White)

Eight car nametags in black-and-white on one printable page.
Car Nametags

Car Nametag Printable (Color)

Eight car nametags in color on one printable page.
Field Trip Nametags

Field Trip Nametag Printable (Black-and-White)

Eight field trip nametags in black-and-white on one printable page. These nametags have lines for the student's name and school.
Field Trip Nametags

Field Trip Nametag Printable (Color)

Eight field trip nametags in color on one printable page. These nametags have lines for the student's name and school.
Footprint Nametags

How I Get Home from School:
Footprint Nametag Printable (Black-and-White)

How I get to school: walking. Eight footprint nametags in black-and-white on one printable page.
Footprint Nametags

How I Get Home from School:
Footprint Nametag Printable (Color)

How I get to school: walking. Eight footprint nametags in color on one printable page.

Bulletin Board Ideas for the Beginning of School:
birthday cake

Birthday Cake Printouts

Print a bulletin board cake for each month of the year and a candle for each student. Post the 12 cakes on the bulletin board. Write a student's name (and birth date) on each candle and place each candle on the birth month.
Handprint Rainbow

The handprints of many children form a beautiful rainbow, making a great classroom decoration or bulletin board. This project is good for a large group of children.
Geography Bulletin Board

A geography-themed bulletin board that traces each student's ancestry.
Picture Frame Bulletin Board

A bulletin board decorated with the pictures and names of the students in the class.

Calendars to Print:


Teacher Planning Calendar

Print a 12-month calendar (from August to July) to assist in planning activities during the school year.


One-Page Calendar

Print a one-page calendar for the year.


Monthly Activity Calendar

An online, monthly activity calendar with appropriate links for each day of the year.


I Can Make a Calendar

Print and make your own calendar. For each month, the student writes in the month's name and the days. Vertical and horizontal orientations available.

Worksheets and Quizzes to Print:
School-Themed Coloring and Drawing Worksheets:
Draw School words

I Can Draw School-Related Items

Draw and color school-related words, including red chair, purple pen,orange scissors, pink eraser, yellow pencil, brown desk, green crayon, black notebook, blue globe, gray stapler.


How I Get to School: Draw and Write

Draw a picture of how you get to school and write about it. Describe how you get to school, who you go with, how long the trip takes, and other things about it.
Color words

I Can Color School Words

Color school-related words, including pen, crayon, book, eraser, pencil, desk, scissors, stool, bookshelf, and stapler.

School-Themed Spelling Worksheets:
Missing Letters

Missing Letters in School Words

Find the missing letters in school words, and then color the picture of the word. The words are pen, clock, globe, paper, crayon, pencil, easel, ruler, stapler, scissors.
School Words

Unscramble School Words

Unscramble the school words, and then color the picture of the words. The words are pen, clock, globe, paper, crayon, pencil, easel, ruler, stapler, scissors.
Match words

Match School Words and Pictures

Match 10 school vocabulary words to their pictures. The words are: scissors, clock, globe, stapler, pen, crayon, pencil, easel, ruler, paper. Or go to the answers.
school wordsearch

School Wordsearch Puzzle

Find the school words in the wordsearch puzzle, then use the extra letters to find the secret message: "A+." Or go to the answers.
butterfly wordsearch

Back to School Wordsearch Puzzle

Find the words in the back to school wordsearch puzzle, then use the extra letters to find the secret message. Secret Message: "Welcome back to school." Or go to the answers.
Circle the Starting Sound

Circle the Starting Sound of School Words

Circle the starting sounds of school words, and color the picture of the word. The words are clock, pencil, crayon, scissors, globe, pen, stapler, bell, easel, and paper. Or go to the answers.
Adjectives

Find 8 Adjectives Describing Your Teacher

Write your teacher's name and draw a picture of your teacher in the center oval. Write eight adjectives describing your teacher. Then use each adjective in a sentence.
Match syllables

Match the Syllables: School Words

Match the syllables to make 10 school words. The words are teacher, pencil, paper, scissors, ruler, recess, atlas, backpack, crayon, compass. Or go to the answers.
Alphabetical Order

Put 10 School Words in Alphabetical Order - Worksheet

Put 10 school words in alphabetical order. The words are: book, chalk, computer, easel, map, paper, pen, pencil, quiz, teacher. Go to the answers.
Alphabetical Order

Put 10 Library Words in Alphabetical Order - Worksheet

Put 10 library words in alphabetical order. The words are: book, bookshelf, computer, dictionary, learn, librarian, magazine, maps, read, study. Go to the answers.
School Words

Circle the Correctly-Spelled School Words

Circle the correct spelling of school words, and then color the picture of the words. The words are pen, clock, globe, paper, crayon, pencil, easel, ruler, cut, staple.
Spelling words

School-Related Spelling Word Questions

Use the list of school-related spelling words to answer simple questions. Words: pencil, pen, paper, book, library, scissors, ruler, teach, quiz, globe. Or go to the answers.
find related words

Write Eight School-Related Words

Think of and write eight school-related words. Sample answers: book, paper, pencil, eraser, globe, teacher, student, desk.
School

Back to School:
Word Hunt Worksheet

How many words can you make using the letters from "Back to School"? Sample answers: cool, book, oak, ...Go to worksheet with 30 blanks or a worksheet with 50 blanks.
Spelling words

School Word Pieces Puzzle

In this puzzle, combine pairs of word segments to make school-related spelling words. Words: blackboard, calculator, classroom, computer, dictionary, eraser, learning, library, notebook, pencil, students, teacher. Or go to the answers.
Synonyms

School Synonyms

Use the word bank to find synonyms of school-related words. Words: add/sum, chair/seat, test/exam, student/pupil, teacher/instructor, elementary/primary, text/book, teach/educate, notebook/binder, erase/delete. Or go to the answers.
Verbal Analogies

School Verbal Analogies
Printable Worksheet

Think about how the first pair of words are related to each other. Then, look at the next word and find the word that is related to it in the same way. Mark the answer. Example: pencil --> write : scissors --> paper, cut, blades, pen, staple. Or go to the answers.
plurals

Plural School Nouns

Write plural school nouns for desk, class, lunch, recess, library, study, bus, sketch, dictionary, and trophy. Then rewrite each sentence with the underlined noun made into a plural -- school, pencil, university, cafeteria, child, compass. Or go to the answers.
Word for Each Letter

Find a School Word for Each Letter

See if you can think of and write down a school-related word for each letter of the alphabet. Or go to a sample answer page.

School-Themed Writing Worksheets:


How I Get to School: Draw and Write

Draw a picture of how you get to school and write about it. Describe how you get to school, who you go with, how long the trip takes, and other things about it.
poem

School Begins: Hello, Goodbye

Write a poem about things you say hello to and things you say goodbye to when school starts. Start each line with Hello or Goodbye.
acrostic poem

Write a School Acrostic Poem

Write a poem about school. Start each line with a letter from the word "school."
acrostic poem

Teacher Acrostic Poem

Write a poem about your teacher. Start each line with a letter from the phrase "MY TEACHER."
Write a Sentence

Write a Sentence for Each School-Related Word

Write a sentence for each school-related word. Words: pencil, book, globe, teacher, read, write, pen, learn, test, recess.
All About Me

All About Me
A Worksheet to Print

A short, printable worksheet about the likes and dislikes of a student. The short-answer worksheet asks a few questions about what the student likes to be called, favorite school subject, game, food, book, movie, and other preferences.
list
Checklist:
Things I'd Like To Do This Year

List ten things you'd like to do this year. Or go to a pdf of the check list.
list
Checklist:
Things I'd Like To Learn

List ten things you'd like to learn. Or go to a pdf of the check list.
list
Checklist With Subcategories:
Things I'd Like To Do This School Year

List four things you'd like to read, four places you'd like to visit, four things you'd like to accomplish, and four things you'd like to learn this year in school. Or go to a pdf of the check list.
scroll

What I Like Best in School:
Essay Topic

What is your favorite part of the school day? Write a page on what you like the best in school.
poem

School Begins: Hello, Goodbye

Write a poem about things you say hello to and things you say goodbye to when school starts. Start each line with Hello or Goodbye.
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School
For each letter of the word "school," find words and phrases that are related to or remind you of school. Think of as many as you can.

list

Write 10 Things You Shouldn't Do in School
Writing prompt: Write ten things you should never do in school.
list

Write 10 Things You Shouldn't Wear to School
Writing prompt: Write ten things you should never wear to school.
list

Write 10 Things You Shouldn't Do on the Bus
Writing prompt: Write ten things you should never do on the bus.
list

Write 10 Things You Shouldn't Put in Your Backpack
Writing prompt: Write ten things you should never put in your backpack.
list

Write 10 Things You Should Never Do At the Library
Writing prompt: Write ten things you should never do at the library.

School-Themed Math Activties:


Reading a Bar Graph Worksheet #3:
How I Get to School

The student uses a bar graph about methods of getting to school data to answer questions on this simple worksheet. Or go to the answers.


Reading a Bar Graph Worksheet #4:
Favorite School Subject

The student uses a bar graph about favorite school subjects to answer questions on this simple worksheet. Or go to the answers.


Reading a Bar Graph Worksheet #6:
Favorite After-School Activity

The student uses a bar graph about favorite after-school activities to answer questions on this simple worksheet. Or go to the answers.

Work Bank Printouts:


List of School Words

This is a word bank of common words related to school.


School-Related Anagrams

This is a word bank of anagrams of words about school. An anagram is a word or phrase that is made by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase. For example, spot is an anagram of tops.

School Words in Picture Dictionary Format:
backpack

School Words in English

A picture dictionary page about school words in English.
globe

School Words in French

A picture dictionary page about school words in French.
teach

School Words in German

A picture dictionary page about school words in German.
exam

School Words in Italian

A picture dictionary page about school words in Italian.
library

School Words in Spanish

A picture dictionary page about school words in Spanish.

Or go to an end-of-the-year school memory book activity

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