These activities are meant to be used in activity centers throughout the first week. I use them them to help assess my SK students in the first week and identify any specific areas of strength or weakness that need to be addressed expediently.
They are mostly print and go with only a few other resources that are commonly found in kindergarten classrooms (markers, stamps and stamp pad, stickers, etc).
This package contains print-ready PDF's (font protected) and the Microsoft Word files which can be adjusted to meet your needs (the font will need to be adjusted for what you have on your computer).
If you are interested in assessment checklists to accompany these first week activities, please check my store for 'Creative Checklists' which pairs nicely.
Activities included here are:
1) Colouring Page – Use crayons or pencil crayons to colour in the picture, add a picture of their favourite part of the first day of school. Extension: on the back, students can draw a picture of their family.
2) Help the Frog – Colour all the number 1 dark green and other numbers light green. Extension: provide large grid paper so that students can create their own number mazes.
3) Matching Pictures – Use a pencil or crayon to draw a line connecting pictures that match. Below, trace the string of the kites. Extension: Add details to the sky around the kites such as birds, planes, etc.
4) Rainbow Writing – as a special treat, you could provide markers as an alternative to crayons or pencil crayons. Students should trace the lines, each one with a different colour. Extension: On the back, students can write and decorate their name using the markers.
5) Self Portrait – students can draw a picture of themselves on the first day of school. They should write their name on the line and colour in the eyes and write their age. Extension: Encourage students to match details in their picture such as their clothes, shoes, hair colour and style, etc.
6) Stamp Your Name – Using alphabet stamps, they can stamp their name and shade in 1 box for each letter. Below they can practise writing their name on the line. Extension: On the back they can practise stamping their name again, or other words they know or see. Further, they can simply explore the stamps.
7) Treasure Hunt – Print off the shape cards and hide them around the room for students to find and match. Have students in the group hide them for each other to match and find. Extension: Have extra sets of shape cards printed for students to colour and take home.
8) Write Your Numbers – Students can practise tracing and writing their name for numerals 1 to 5. Below they can stick small stickers (stars are perfect, small smiles work too) on the larger grey numbers. Extension: Use play dough to create the numbers, stamp the numbers in play dough using stamps or just explore the play dough.