The first day of school can be overwhelming for kids, especially Kindergarten kids who may have never entered a classroom before. As a teacher, you can make the transition to school a bit easier by providing your class with fun and memorable Back to School activities. These awesome First Day of School Activities for Kindergarten are sure to be a hit and have your students excited to start the year!
*Pair with our Back to School Activities and Centers for Pre-K/Kindergarten!
Awesome First Day of School Activities for Kindergarten
While some activities are independent, we know that Kindergarten kids are young and school is a whole new world – so of course you may need to support them a little (or a lot) in some of the activities depending on your class. But we have listed a variety of activities so you can pick and choose the ones that work best for your class. And of course, these activities don’t have to just be for the first day – Back to School for me is more like a season and goes for quite awhile. Let’s check them out!
Back to School Printables, Activities, and Crafts
Use these Back to School printables to work on coloring, letters, and more.
Whip up a batch of Jitter Juice.
Make an All About Me book. / Natural Beach Living
Write magical reveal names. / Toddler Approved
Practice name recognition with name towers.
Make a simple and fun paper plate apple craft.
Play a round of Back to School Memory Match. / Playdough to Plato
Make a set of Kissing Hand keys to keep first day fears away. / Crissy’s Crafts
Give students these adorable and simple Back to School gifts with these free tags! / Recipe for Teaching
Kids will love making these Kissing Hand suncatchers. / Fantastic Fun and Learning
Have fun playing with this Back to School play dough kit!
These First Day of School books make fun memories to look back on. / Our Aussie Homeschool
Let the kids make a friendship wreath to help establish friendships right from the start. / Preschool Playbook
Go on a school supply scavenger hunt. / Life Over Cs
Want to learn how to create a “Playful Learning” environment?
(even if you “aren’t allowed to play”)
If you want to learn more about playful learning, free-flowing centers, routines, and more in your Pre-K or Kindergarten classroom, then you will want to be sure to join me in P.L.A.Y. (Playful Learning All Year)!
This course is a deep dive into practical ways that you can create a playful learning environment in your classroom!
It’s going to be awesome (you can check out more about it HERE) and I can’t wait to learn together when the virtual doors open.