Back to School Activities for Kindergarten & 1st Grade - First Week of School

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So many great resources to use during the first week of school! There were a lot of fun activities for the kids and organizational things for me to use.
This resource is amazing! I love the supply activities. There are so many great things in this resource including things for meet the teacher as well as the beginning of the school year!


Kick off the school year with these back to school kindergarten and 1st grade activities. These fun back to school activities are perfect for the first week of school to help set up classroom routines and make your students feel comfortable and ready to learn. 

Everything you need to successfully start the first week of school can be found in this back to school activities pack. You and your students will love all the slideshows, schedules, name tags, about me activities, school rules, crafts and much more! 

Includes all of these back to school kindergarten and 1st grade activities:

  • Back to School or Open House slideshow templates (editable)
  • Back to School Brew and Poem to get your students excited about school
  • Editable Class Wish Lists for Meet the Teacher or Open House (includes 6 themes)
  • Songs, chants, and call outs for getting attention, lining up, sitting down and more
  • Editable Scheduling Cards
  • Editable Name Tags craft activity for the first day of school
  • Transportation Crowns
  • Transportation Tags
  • All About Me Homework bags for getting to know each other. Includes poem and parent letter
  • Name Pencil Craft for an adorable names bulletin board display
  • School Tools backpack craft with poems for teaching your students how to use the school supplies
  • You're Finally Here book activities and craft
  • School Rules poem and activity
  • Lacey Walker Nonstop Talker activities, class promise, and craft
  • Recess Queen activities and craft
  • Self Portrait Templates for first day or first week of school
  • Self Portrait Templates for last day or last week of school
  • List of Procedures to teach during the first few weeks of school
  • Find it! Games for getting to know your classroom, friends, and school

Your back to school kindergarten and 1st grade preparation will be simple and fast with this pack. You can set up your entire first week of school with the well planned out resources in this pack. 

Included in this back to school 1st grade and kindergarten pack is a set of songs, chants and callouts to help get and keep the attention of your students. They can be used at any time during the school day as a behavior management tool. 

❤️ We know that you and your students will love these back to school activities designed for the first week of school!

Your students will especially LOVE completing the self portraits to help decorate your classroom. These templates can also be used at the end of the school year. 

These back to school 1st grade and kindergarten resources can help you with:

✅ Class routines

✅ Back to school open houses

✅ Getting to know you games

✅ Classroom decor

✅ Class rules 

✅ Homework

✅ Class schedules 

Check out the preview to see more of what's included in this back to school 1st grade and kindergarten resource.

What teachers are saying…

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This is my go-to resource that I use for the first few weeks back to school. I've used the Open House slides templates for my beginning of the year parent meeting for the past few years, and it's so easy to make adjustments to it each year as needed and it's ready to go! I also like the name tags showing how they go home. Great idea!” - Robyn D.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “So excited to do the "You're Finally Here" craftivity with my students on the 1st day!  I love the numerous wish list options and will definitely use one of them at Back to School Night!  Y'all never disappoint!  Thanks!” - Kristen W.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “I LOVE this unit and can't wait to use it this year!!!! Thank you so much!! I love the easy cut and paste crafts for our little kindergarten friends!” - Fun Times in Mrs Flatts Class

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