Back to School Activities for the First Day of Kindergarten

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This resource is amazing! There are so many great activities for the first week of school that help you get to know your students and also assess some basic skills. Thank you!
We began school last week and used these activities!!! They were perfect! Thank you for creating this!!!


This pack includes back-to-school activities that you can use during the first few days of kindergarten.

Whether it's your first time teaching kindergarten or you've taught for dozens of years, you'll love this pack! This resource will save you tons of time planning for that busy first week. It includes no-prep printable pages for the first day of school, basic skill practice, three fun mini books, quick assessments, a first day awards, and much more!

Here's a look at what's included:

Welcome to Kindergarten Coloring Pages

First Day Self- Portrait

Handprint Poem

First Day Feelings

All About Me Page

Shape Cutting (4 pages)

Line Cutting (2 pages)

Line Tracing (2 pages)

Dot Gluing (2 pages)

Numbers 0-10 Rainbow Tracing

Shape Rainbow Tracing

Letter Rainbow Tracing

Uppercase/Lowercase Matching (4 pages)

Uppercase/Lowercase Sorting (5 pages)

Letter/Number Sorting

First Sounds (2 pages)

Counting (2 pages)

Colors (11 pages)

Colors Mini Book

Following Directions Activity

School Transportation Page

School Supplies Cutting Page

First Day of Kindergarten Mini Book

Rules for Kindergarten (Blank version)

Rules for Kindergarten (Illustrated version)

Rules for Kindergarten Mini Book (Blank version)

Rules for Kindergarten Mini Book (Illustrated version)

Quick Assessments

First Day of Kindergarten Award (3 options)

Class List, Dismissal Forms, and Name Tags (editable in Adobe)

Download the Preview for a look at what's included!

Looking for the preschool version? Click here!


See what other teachers are saying about this resource!

"This is an absolute gold mine! So many fun creative ways to introduce and assess your Kinders basic skills like cutting on a straight line, pencil use, gluing to some more academic skills like letters and numbers. Thanks for this!" (Thanks, Kimberly S.!)

"Excellent variety of activities to start off the year. Thank you for sharing your hard work!" (Thanks, Alisia S.!)

"I really like how there is more than one way to complete the activities. It's streamlined and effective for the first days/weeks of school." (Thanks, Beth T.!)


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Please remember that your purchase is intended for use in one classroom only. If you intend to share with colleagues, please purchase additional licenses. Contact me for site licensing information.

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