First Week of Kindergarten Lesson Plans | Beginning of the Year Activities

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K, Homeschool
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Back to school activities for the first day and first week of school in kindergarten // We all know how crazy that first week of kindergarten can be! These Kindergarten beginning of the year activities provide meaningful practice right from the first day of kindergarten, and it saves you time and stress.

This back to school activities pack includes 5 days of lesson plans for the first week of Kindergarten, beginning of the year activities for all subjects, classroom management ideas and visuals, and extra back to school resources!

1st grade teachers, find the first week of first grade pack here!

Let me plan your first week of kindergarten for you! This pack of back to school activities includes a week of lesson plans for the first day and first week of school, kindergarten beginning of the year activities to practice using supplies, classroom management visuals and procedures to teach, writing prompts, choices at school activities, extra back to school worksheets, and extra resources for Meet the Teacher and more!

Your students will LOVE becoming Kindergarten Experts and they go through Kindergarten Boot Camp and learn how to use supplies and follow expectations.

*I have added in grade level alternative for the welcome worksheet and kindergarten expert craft for: Young Fives, TK, and Transitional Kindergarten.

What's Included?

First Week Lesson Plans:


  • First Day of Kindergarten Lessons Plans For All Subjects
  • Welcome to Kindergarten Page
  • Carpet and Whole Group Expectations Visuals
  • Crayon Practice Page
  • Hallway Expectations Poster and Lesson
  • First Day Feelings Writing Prompt


  • Lessons Plans For 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 For 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 For 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 For 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


  • 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


  • 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

Want the old first week of kindergarten printables? No worries - They are included too!

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