Back to School Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten

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PreK - K, Homeschool
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Are you looking hands on back to school activities for your Preschool/Kindergarten classrooms? Then, you will love our 20 activities for your preschool and kindergarten aged students! The centers are sure to keep their interest and will help build important literacy, math and writing (fine-motor) skills. This unit is also great review and practice for children leaving preschool and heading to kindergarten. There are a lot of opportunities to practice extra alphabet and number practice. Check out the BLOG POST!

**This unit is a part of a Growing Bundle!

This unit includes:

-20 Ready to go centers

-Material checklist

-Activity instructions

-Student instructions to build independence

-Bin/bag labels

-Activities in action photos

The centers include:

1. Name Activities {EDITABLE}: The boys and girls will do a variety of activities with their name. This is an editable activity.

2. Shape Pencil Sort: Identify the shape on the can. Sort the pencils/2D environmental pictures by shapes.

3. Counting Crayons: The boys and girls will choose a box of crayons and identify the number. Then, they will place the matching number of crayons in the box.

4. Kids on the Bus: The boys and girls will roll the dice and place the matching number of kids on the ten frame bus. When the bus is full they will drop the kids off at school and go back for more.

5. Racing Number Trace: The boys and girls will identify numbers 1-10 and trace the numbers with vehicles.

6. Name Plates {Editable}: The boys and girls will choose a classmates name and practice writing it on a whiteboard.

7. Hair or Eye Color Sort: The boys and girls will use a variety of materials to create their self-portrait. Then, they will sort their picture by hair or eye color.

8. Back to School Dough Mats: Choose a card and identify the picture. Roll the dough to build the picture.

9. Bus Ride Shape Match: The boys and girls will drive the bus to the matching shape.

10. ABC Seek-N-Find: The boys and girls will search the classroom for uppercase letters.

11. Pack It ABC Card Game: The boys and girls will take turns identifying uppercase and/or lowercase letters. The “pack It” card will make the game more interesting.

12. School Patterns: Choose a pattern card. Build the pattern using the school supplies.

13. Class Pet Color Match-Up: Choose a fish and identify the color. Place the fish on the matching bowl.

14. If You Take a Mouse to Shapes: Choose a mouse and identify the shape. Find the matching school/shape and connect them using a link.

15. Number Roll & Cover: The boys and girls will roll the dice and count the dots. Then, they will find the child holding the matching number and place a backpack on the child.

16. Back to School Color by Shapes: Color the picture by shapes.

17. School Supplies Tracing Book: The boys and girls will read the words and trace the school supplies using a variety of writing tools.

18. Styling Hair Bow Count: The boys and girls will identify the numbers at the end of the hair and place the matching number of bows on the hair.

19. Unicorn Roll, Count & Color: Roll the dice and count the dots. Find the unicorn with the matching number. Color the unicorn.

20. Just a Dot-Glue Dots: Use white glue to dot on the picture of the glue. Sprinkle glitter all over the picture.

Check out More Preschool Hands On Activities:

September (Back to School)

October (Fall)


November (Turkey, Thanksgiving)

December (Holiday)

January (Winter)

February (Valentine's Day, Teeth)

March (Spring, Weather)

April (Spring, Insects)

May (Farm, Garden, Pond)



If you are looking for more ideas for preschool you may like:

Preschool Math and Literacy Printables for the Year

Preschool Crafts With Visual Directions

Color by Code Math and Literacy Printables Preschool

Preschool Thematic Bundles 1

Preschool Thematic Bundle 2

Skill of the Day Calendar Activities Bundle

(C) Kindergarten Rocks 2016-Present

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