Your students will LOVE this back to school craftivity or art activity that goes along with the perfect back to school read aloud, School's First Day of School!
Check out the other resources that also go with School's First Day of School by Adam Rex
- School's First Day of School & Creating Classroom Rules/Norms Booklet
- Back to School Craftivity
- STEAM/STEM Challenge
I have included three options for this craftivity!
ALL Craftivities can be glued to the writing prompts to create a bulletin board display!
Option #1: Simple Coloring Sheet
The first option is a simple coloring sheet with an outline of a school. To use this students can simply color and decorate the school to match their personality. Then you could have students present their work to the class, and explain how each idea represents something about them. Then complete the writing prompt of your choice and glue together! (You could also have them work on both the school and writing prompts together, then present both!) This could also be a great tool to teach students your expectations for how to use supplies!
Option #2: Student Interest School Coloring Sheet
The second option is a simple coloring sheet that also includes student interest questions in the windows, doors, and signs of the school! To use this students can simply answer the questions, then color and decorate the school to match their personality. You could also have students present their answers and work with the class. Then complete the writing prompt of your choice and glue together! (You could also have them work on both the school and writing prompts together, then present both!) I also plan to have this option on my student’s desks when they enter the classroom on the 1st day! This way they can be working on the questions while I can talk to parents and get everyone settled.
Option #3: Build a School
The third option is made-up of 12 pieces that come together to build a school! (This is NOT the STEAM or STEM activity!) I have included a key for this craft, so you know how all the pieces look when put together. Some prep will be involved in this activity. You will need print each piece of the school, either using the color options or onto colorful paper. Another option is to print in black and white and have students color each of the pieces. There are pages with multiples of the same piece on one page and I have included a page with all pieces on two pages. Once you have all the pieces ready for your students, all they simply need to do is put them together! I have included 4 different color printing options as well. If you would like me to add any additional colors or craft options, please let me know by e-mailing me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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