Back to School Pack 1
Bus Number Review and/or Bus Safety Writing
This craftivity pack is full of options! Review ways students get home by having them create a bus and write their way of getting home on the bus window.
Discuss bus safety, and have students write and draw about bus rules. Attach bus to top of writing sheet for display. Note that a variety of coloring and cutting options are available to help cut down on time, if needed.
Page 2: Windows with lines (4 sets)
Page 3: Bus: How I get home from school (coloring option)
Page 4: Wheels (3 sets)
Page 5: Bus: How I get home from school (cutting option)
Page 6: Windows, plain (4 sets)
Page 7: Bus, plain (cutting option)
Page 8: Bus, plain (coloring option)
Page 9: I follow bus rules write and draw sheet
“All About Me” Book Bag Craft
This craftivity involves parents’ help and includes a getting to know each other activity.
Students glue book bags and directions for parents to brown paper bags. They take the bags home and fill them with items that represent some of their favorite things. Students bring bags back to school to present to the class. I usually have about 5 students a day present. On the final day of presentations, students complete the included writing sheet. This is a great craftivity to start out the school year as a class family!
Page 2: Green Book Bag, Direction Sheet
Page 3: Yellow Book Bag (4 sets)
Page 4: Book Bag Writing Sheet
Disease Prevention Germ Activity
Manage those germs at the very beginning of the school year! During one of the first days of school, we do a classroom demonstration with a spray bottle filled with water. I pretend to sneeze on my hand and spray it with the water. Then I shake a child’s hand and ask him/her how she feels about it. Then the kids pretend to do the same thing with each other. They absolutely love it, and there’s learning happening at the same time, of course! Upon completion of the demonstration, we talk about fighting germs. We talk about what a germ might look like in our imagination. We create the craft and complete the writing sheet. Students glue the germ craft to the top of writing sheet for display.
Page 2: Germ Writing and Drawing Sheet
Page 3: Germ
Page 4: Germ Legs with Feet, Mouth with Teeth (2 sets)
Name Palm Tree
After reading Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom, students create their own name palm trees! Letters are not included in this craft pack. We typically use foam letter stickers to hunt for and attach to our crafts. Students could also simply write their names on the trees. Students then complete the name activity sheet with a friend. Attach writing sheet to the bottom of the tree upon completion.
Page 2: Writing Sheet
Page 3: Leaves, Grass (2 sets)
Page 4: Trunk (4)
Page 5: Clouds (3 sets)
Parent Night Open House Craft and Writing
Here is a super simple and sweet creativity to have waiting for parents at Open House! To prepare, copy pencils on paper and boy and girls heads on card stock. Using a thick, black marker, write students' names on pencils (on the gray part). Students draw a picture for their families, and they cut out the pencil. Students color heads to look like themselves, and they cut out. Students glue heads to pencils. Teacher tapes completed craftivities to backs of chairs. Parents can quickly find their child's seat. Encourage parents to leave a sweet note for their child in return. The students will be thrilled for their little surprise the morning after! :)
Page 1: cover
Page 2: pencil writing sheet
Page 3: boy head
Page 4: girl head
Two school vocab books are also included in the pack, and they can be viewed in the preview. Enjoy! :)