FREEBIE Back-to-School Brain-Boosting Activities

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Grade Levels
3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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9 pages


Encourage students to think creatively about themselves and the back-to-school season with these three brain-boosting activities. The activities are designed for whole-group, small-group, and individual completion.

Included in the file are the following:

*If I Were... Game: Students take turns completing "If I Were..." prompts that reflect their personalities. There are 18 prompts included.

*If My Life Were a Novel Activity: Students reflect on their life experiences and assign them to a literary genre. Students explain their choice and design a cover for their "life novel" on the included template.

*Back-to-School Categories Game: Students try to come up with creative answers for each back-to-school category in this Scattergories-inspired game. There are two game lists and one sheet of alphabet letters included.

Looking for more back-to-school activities? Check out the First Days' Back-to-School Bonanza Bundles for grades 3-6.

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