All About Me Back to School Backpack Art, Writing and Goal Setting Activity

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The Imagination Box
Grade Levels
4th - 7th, Homeschool
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40 pages
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My students had fun with this getting to know you activity. It also made for a great display in the hallway.
Great beginning-of-the-year activity to help you learn more about your students. Makes a great bulletin board afterwards too! My students were very engaged in this activity.
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Engage and focus older students during their first week back with this creative and detailed 'Backpack About Me' art, writing, and goal-setting multi-page booklet activity.

This is a really unique way for teachers and students to learn more about each other and is ideal for both boys and girls.

Invite students to respond to the prompts and questions in an imaginative way, using both words and illustrations to create fantastic backpack booklets, reflecting their uniqueness and encapsulating their hopes, fears, dreams and goals for the year ahead.

Please see the 5 detailed Preview Pages to view this resource in full.

A Backpack About You Activity Pages:

  • All About Me illustrative front page with fold up flap option
  • All About Me written prompts with fold up flap option
  • Goal setting page
  • Weekly planner
  • My book list
  • What's inside my backpack coloring page
  • Lined and blank templates to create your own booklet page inserts
  • Packing list for an imaginary adventure weekend with classmates


Students can decorate a selection of backpack garland designs to make the classroom colorful and inspiring, welcoming them back to school.

Early Finisher / Additional Activities:

What's inside my backpack coloring / cut and paste collage activity

Design your own water bottles - ditch single use plastic!

Doodle name backpacks

Doodle sticky notes - blank, lined, apples

Pencil doodles

Instructions, Photographs of Finished Examples:

Photographs of completed examples are included in the packet, using a black pen and colored markers to create a modern, illustrative style to appeal to slightly older children, grade 5+.

The templates are designed to fit US Letter and A4 paper size for printing.

UK/Can/Aus spellings of colour, favourite are included on templates.

The finished backpacks make a fabulous display, on the bulletin board or pegged up on a line as a garland.

You might like to view my collection of creative Back to School resources or click on the resource links below:

A Ball About Me

A Bee About Me

A Box About Me

A Hoodie About Me

A Phone About Me

A Robot About Me

A Shoe About Me

A T Shirt About Me

Connect with Diane @ The ImaginationBox

visit my website and blog

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All original artwork ©The ImaginationBox/Diane Pagan 2019

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Total Pages
40 pages
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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