First Week of Kindergarten First Day Lesson Plans Back to School Activities

Grade Levels
K, Homeschool
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The first day and first week of kindergarten is overwhelming for students AND teachers! Save time and make the first week back to school a BREEZE with planned-for-you activities, lesson plans, classroom management tips, and visuals. Use the time you save planning to focus on setting your students up for success. Get ready to become Kindergarten Experts together!  

What You Get: 

  • First Week of Kindergarten scripted lesson plans (5 days worth) 
  • Beginning of the year activities - for ALL subjects 
  • Classroom management tips
  • Extra printables to practice skills 
  • Bonus Back to School resources like Meet the Teacher! 

What Students Will Do: 

  • Practice using supplies 
  • Learn classroom procedures (with visuals!) 
  • Participate in math, writing, literacy, and social studies lessons 
  • Learn about choices, feelings, and how to treat friends 
  • Write their name 
  • Write letters and numbers 
  • Practice counting, colors, shapes, and matching 
  • Respond to prompts with pictures 
  • And MORE with extra printables! 

1st grade teachers, click here for your fully planned first week of 1st grade! 

An Overview of the Week 


  • First Day of Kindergarten Lessons Plans - All Subjects
  • Welcome to Kindergarten Page
  • Carpet and Whole Group Expectations Visuals
  • Crayon Practice Page
  • Hallway Expectations Poster and Lesson (hallway ninja or hallway expert alternative)
  • First Day Feelings Writing Prompt


  • Lessons Plans - All Subjects
  • Listen, Answer, Talk Visuals
  • My Favorite Part Story Response Page
  • Scissors Cutting Practice Page
  • Glue Practice Pages
  • My Family Writing Prompt
  • Good Choices at School Picture Sorts
  • Good Choices at School Student Sort


  • Lessons Plans - All Subjects
  • Turn and Talk Lesson and Poster
  • Markers Practice Page
  • Book Care and Handling Poster
  • Book Care and Handling Picture Sort
  • At Recess Writing Prompt
  • Five Frames for Math Lesson
  • Good Choices and Recess Picture Sort
  • Good Choices at Recess Student Sort


  • Lessons Plans - All Subjects
  • Book Characters Response Page
  • Pencil Practice - Editable Name Writing Practice Worksheets
  • Self-Portraits
  • Dice Practice Pages - Roll and Color
  • Choices at School Student Interactive Reader


  • Lessons Plans - All Subjects
  • My Teacher Sleeps… Book Response
  • Coloring Practice
  • My New Friend Writing Prompt
  • Pattern Block Practice Mats
  • I Am a Kindergarten Expert Necklace
  • Kindergarten Expert Crown

The Extras: Resources 

  • How Do We Get Home Display
  • How Do We Get Home Transportation Printable Labels
  • EDITABLE Meet the Teacher Letter
  • Meet the Teacher Slideshow (formatted for Google Slides™)
  • Back to School Dough Gift Tags for Students
  • Take Home Folder Covers
  • Supply Labels for Supply Drop Off
  • Optional Line Up and Transition Routine with Visuals

The Extras: Printables 

  • Color Word Printables
  • Crayon Practice Pages
  • Scissors Cutting Practice Pages
  • Glue Practice Page
  • Cutting and Gluing Practice Pages
  • EDITABLE Name Writing Practice Pages
  • Matching 2D Shapes
  • Matching Letters
  • Count and Match
  • Count and Write
  • Sorting Letters and Numbers
  • Sorting Uppercase and Lowercase Letters
  • Sorting Letters and Words
  • Alphabet Roll and Write Worksheets
  • Alphabet Handwriting Worksheets
  • Number Sense Roll and Move Game


For the welcome worksheet & kindergarten expert craft: 

  • I have added in grade-level alternatives for 
    •  Young Fives
    • TK
    • Transitional Kindergarten
    • Pre-K

Want the old First Week of Kindergarten Printables? They’re included too! 

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