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First Week Back to School 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. Also includes digital first day of school distance learning activities. 

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Get ready for a stress-free first day or first week of school with this easy-to-use First Week Back to School Activities pack! With minimal prep required, students will remain engaged while you handle the inevitable chaos of the first day. Whether it’s organizing supplies, attending to a crying student in the hall, welcoming a new student to your class, or dealing with an enthusiastic parent, everything is covered.
The printable First Week Back to School Activities options are designed to make the first day of school enjoyable and interactive. From play dough mats that encourage creativity (“Doh” be shy, open it up and make something!) to icebreaker BINGO, all about me crafts, word search, crossword puzzle, and more, there’s something for everyone. Students can create their own classmate photo album, design a welcome banner, and even make a cute raccoon craft with “The Kissing Hand” writing activity.
But that’s not all! Bonus digital options on Google Slides are also available, perfect for distance learning or blended classrooms. Students can participate in fun and interactive activities like “Disguise the Teacher” or “Disguise Yourself.” They can also engage in a student survey with digital get-to-know-you bingo, practice typing their names with Google font formatting options, play the silly name game, reveal secret pictures, solve school-themed strip puzzles, and more. Additionally, the “Building My Name” activity allows students to drag and drop letters to create their names, and writing response slides enable them to express their favorite things, from self-portraits to favorite books, movies, and more.
With this comprehensive First Week Back to School Activities pack, you can kick off the first day or first week of school with ease and excitement. Say goodbye to the overwhelm and hello to engaging and interactive activities that will make the start of the school year a breeze!

This bundle of 15 different First Week Back to School 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 the matching End of the Year resource!

You can see what else is in the shop here or take a look at this resource in my TpT shop here.

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