The first day of school can be a scary time 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 first day of school activities. These adorable first day of school activities for Kindergarten (or any primary children) are sure to be a hit!
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 that you can pick and choose a few. And of course these 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!
So pick your favorites, and enjoy your first day of school!
Use these back to school printables to work on coloring, letters, and more.
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
Play back to school bingo. / A Dab of Glue Will Do
Go on a school supply scavenger hunt. / Life Over Cs
More Back to School Fun
Looking for more back to school ideas? Back to school is a crazy busy season, so why not have all of your math and literacy centers planned and ready to go for you? Hop over and grab our Back to School centers to make your fall that much easier.
Your students will love them, and you will love how much they are learning!