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

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402 Ratings
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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This creative and detailed 'Backpack All About Me' art, writing, and goal-setting multi-page booklet activity will engage and focus your students during their first week back to school

This activity presents a unique way for teachers and students to learn more about each other and appeals to both boys and girls.

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

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What's included?

  • Backpack writing prompts worksheet with 'lift the flap' option
  • Backpack drawing prompts worksheet
  • 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
  • A selection of backpack banner designs to make the classroom colorful and inspiring
  • 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

Further information:

  • 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 banner.

Happy teacher feedback

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Andrea T says,

“Comprehensive resource that has multiple layer choices so can easily differentiate for learners. Two spelling options is great also.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sarah H says,

"My go-to first day of school activity, students always engage well and enjoy sharing about themselves, while getting to know peers. Makes a beautiful display for all year 'round. Thanks"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Parked in 7th says,

"This was a huge success in my classroom. My students were engaged and found this an easy to follow activity. They really enjoyef making their backpacks unique to them and we even displayed them for the first parent night."

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Total Pages
40 pages
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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