Tina's Back to School Activities and Craftivities AND Mental Health Materials!

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Newly updated!! Updated July 10, 2022!!!

TONS of new materials added including more diverse read alouds, refresh on fonts/graphics, more focus on social skills development and addition of a fun "paws-itive mental health" section added with lots of cute animal-themed mindfulness materials! Please make sure you download the new materials!!!

Back To School/Intro Activities

Scoop On Summer: Ice cream cone writing craft

Time Capsule: Time capsule for students to fill out for day one

Photo Booth: Props and signs for first day photo booth

Back to School ‘Bus’iness: School bus self-reflection/get to know you craft

What is a Land Acknowledgement: Lesson ideas and resource suggestions

Partner Talk: Tic Tac Toe game

Accepting Differences: Read aloud suggestion and “This or That” game (google slide & PDF included for easy presenting)

Friend Venn: Get to know each other partner craft

Standing up for others: Read aloud and response sheet

Sharing Our Feelings: Read aloud suggestion, Poster and “recess conflict” scenarios

Birthday Bonanza: Birthday cracker idea and card template

What’s in my bag: Writing sample & craft

How to Make a Ton of Friends: Read aloud suggestion and class book template

Attentive Listening: Read Aloud suggestion and Class book template and cover

Parent Note: Parent note to get to know your learners

Writer’s Block: Writing idea generator

PAWS-itive Wellness & Mental Health:

Paw-maste: Read aloud suggestions and cat yoga cut and paste activity

Animal Affirmations: 12 Animal affirmations for decorating a cozy corner, mirror, or doorway to your classroom

Self Care Choice board: Great for first week home connection

Additional Mindful Activities : 2 Activity mazes (1 yoga, 1 physical activity), 2 animal mandala colouring pages, 2 spot the difference colour pages, 2 directed drawing pages .

Total Pages
100 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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