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Updated to include digital first day of school distance learning activities! Minimal prep for the first day or first week of school activities! Need a quick and easy activity for all students to be able to work on while you deal with organizing supplies, that crying kid in the hall, the new student suddenly added to your class or the parent trying to tell you all about their kid right this second? Sound familiar? This pack has you covered!

This bundle of 15 different activities includes:

  • First Day play dough mats (“Doh” be shy! Open it up and make something!)
  • Play dough draw/write prompts
  • Icebreaker BINGO
  • All About Me flipbook craft (with boy and girl toppers)
  • All About Me coloring page
  • All About Me mobile craft
  • Back to school word search
  • Back to school crossword puzzle
  • Guess my School Supply game cards
  • Classmate Photo Album
  • Welcome banner coloring activity
  • Self portrait drawing/coloring page
  • Foldable desk name plate
  • Desk greeter tags (3 options)
  • Raccoon craft (The Kissing Hand writing craft)
  • Editable First Day of School photo prop signs (3 options)

Newly added digital (Google Slides) activities include:

  • Disguise the Teacher
  • Disguise Yourself
  • Student Survey (digital get to know you bingo)
  • Student Names (students practice typing their names and using Google font formatting options)
  • Count the Letters (group counting–figure out how many of each letter for all names)
  • Silly Name Game
  • Secret Picture Reveal
  • School Strip Puzzle
  • Word Search
  • Building My Name (drag and drop letters)
  • Writing Response Slides (My Self Portrait, My Favorite Food, My Favorite Animal, My Favorite Toy, My Favorite Hobby, My Favorite Place, My Favorite Person, My Favorite Book, My Favorite Song, My Favorite Movie, and more!)

Click here for my End of the Year resource!

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