Back to School Activities for the Beginning of the School Year

Rated 4.89 out of 5, based on 739 reviews
739 Ratings
Hollie Griffith
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • PDF
65 pages
Share this resource
Report this resource to TPT
Hollie Griffith

What educators are saying

This is a great resource for the beginning of the year. The students enjoyed starting the school year off with fun activities.
I love using this at the beginning of the year. So many good lessons. Thank you so much for sharing!
Also included in
  1. This bundle includes my three favorite back to school units in one easy purchase! Kevin Henkes Author Study: Activities and Crafts to Introduce Reading StrategiesBack to SchoolHoward B. Wigglebottom: Finding the Central Message
    Price $18.80Original Price $23.50Save $4.70


Kick off the new school year with this fun filled activity pack. It is jam packed with crafts, writing activities, and SO MUCH MORE!!! Your students will have a blast exploring the classroom, getting to know their new friends and teachers, and making an adorable backpack to hold FIVE different writing pieces and crafts. The unit ends with a day of Slime and Playdough FUN!

Included in this unit:

  • First Day Jitters Activities
  • Jitter Juice Graph
  • This is a picture of me...
  • 1st Graders/2nd Graders Can/Have/Are and Venn Diagram activity to compare 1st graders to kindergartners or 2nd graders to 1st graders
  • All about me writing activity and crayon box craft
  • All about my teacher writing activity
  • Me/My teacher (Compare & Contrast)
  • Find a friend who...
  • My new friend is a “cut” above the rest writing activity and craft
  • Classroom scavenger hunt
  • My classroom ROCKS!
  • My summer was sizzling!
  • We’re stickin’ to the classroom RULES. Students write the rules and make a glue bottle craft.
  • The “highlight” of my day/week was... Writing activity and craft
  • My tools for a successful year: Backpack Craft (Use to hold all crafts)
  • Making Playdough (ingredients, directions, pictures, Amelia Bedelia’s First Day of School (Making Connections), BME Foldover

Making Slime (ingredients, directions, pictures, how to writing

Book Suggestions

Activity Suggestions

**This product is now bundled!!! You can purchase three of my favorite back to school author studies and activities and save 20%!!!***

Back to School BUNDLE

Total Pages
65 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
Report this resource to TPT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TPT’s content guidelines.


Questions & Answers


TPT empowers educators to teach at their best.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up