First Week of School Activities - Back to School Activities for First Day Fun

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Need some first week of school activities to start your year out right? Use these back to school games and icebreakers so you can get to know your students, they can get to know each other, and have some fun along the way! Start the first day of school with a name game that will help you remember all your kiddos names right off the bat. Then get rid of those back to school jitters with a find a friend activity, a game of back to school bingo, or even a back to school egg hunt. Those are just a few of the fun first week of school activities you will find in this set.

This First Week of School Activities Set contains all of the following:

  • Dare to be Different Diagram Activity-Shows kids ways they are alike and different
  • Getting to Know You Survey
  • Example of a Rules and Procedure Review
  • Editable PowerPoint Rules and Procedure Review
  • Find a Friend Activity-Students find other students that have something in common with them
  • Reading Survey
  • Google Form Reading Survey
  • First Day of School Warm Up
  • Second Day of School Warm Up
  • Time Capsule Fill in the Blank Letter
  • Name Game
  • Rules Do's and Don'ts Worksheet
  • Think, Pair, Share Teacher/Student Job Chart Activity
  • Fill in the Blank Letter to Last Year's Teacher
  • Open House Pamphlet-(editable PowerPoint version also included)
  • Back to School Bingo-33 different Bingo boards and a set of calling cards
  • Instructions and Editable PowerPoint Sheet for Making a Word Search with all your Students' Names
  • Last Kid Standing-Getting to know you and sponge activity
  • Back to School Egg Hunt Activity
  • First Week of School Google Assignment
  • Who Am I? Google Slide Activity


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Tamara T. loved the Back to School Egg Hunt and said, "I did this activity with my students last Friday, what a hit! I greeted them at the door in the morning with the basket of eggs and a huge, "Happy Easter, take an egg, don't look at it!" They were dying to find out what was going on. Thanks for a fun, team building activity."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Lessons With Lime said, "I was a late hire, this helped save my first few days!"

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jennie M. said, "Perfect beginning of the year activities!!! :)"

Need a set of parent letters for back to school? Check out my Welcome Back to School Letters Set.

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Total Pages
62 pages
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