Beginning of the School Year Theme Activities for Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten.
Back To School Resources
When it comes to going back to school, as a preschool, pre-k, or kindergarten teacher you need all the help you can get! Our back to school bundle will help you do exactly that.
In the bundle you will get:
- Editable Classroom Helpers Chart
30+ editable classroom helper labels making it even easier to keep track of each of your students’ jobs of the day!
- Center Management System
260 pages of printable station signs to clearly showcase and manage your classroom sections – perfect for preschool, pre-k, or kindergarten classrooms where all activities take place in the same room!
- Editable Picture Schedule Cards (rectangular)
50+ schedule cards with detailed images that you can use to outline your day’s schedule and keep your class on track every day.
- Editable Picture Schedule Cards (square)
The same 50+ pictured schedule cards but in their square version – these help your students easily visualize what’s happening each day and in each hour.
- Editable Center Designs
18 ready-for-you signs you can display in your classroom that can clearly define each learning area of your classroom.
- Editable Substitute Packet
100 printable pages of fillable detailed classroom information that ensures your substitute teacher understands each process your students know and feel comfortable with.
- Editable Classroom Center Tub Labels
162 editable center labels that’ll keep your class organized and tidy – plus, they’re ready for you! All you need to do is print, laminate, and attach them to your items!
- “Good Choices” Behavior Management Images
47 pages of printable pictures to help teach your students how to make good choices in the classroom – which won’t only make your life easier, but also teach your students valuable life-long lessons!
First Days of School Books
First Days of School Activities
It can be very difficult to get any type of activity accomplished in the first few days of school, especially if you teach in a half-day program. The activities that I plan are usually very simple and hands on until the students learn the rules and routine of the classroom. We focus on names in the beginning of the year to help the children learn to recognize their names and letters. We decorate the classroom with the students name projects to give them a sense of belonging and ownership of the classroom.
Wax Resist Names
Materials: White construction paper, white crayons (NOT washable), and watercolor paints.
Write each child’s name on a piece of white construction paper using the white crayon. Allow the students to watercolor the entire paper and their name will “magically” appear on their paper!
Materials: White construction paper, black Sharpie, and crayons.
Write each child’s name on a piece of white construction paper with a black marker. Give each child a set of crayons and have them trace over the letters of their name one color at a time to create a rainbow effect on their paper.
Materials: White construction paper, pinto beans, and glue.
Write each child’s name on a piece of white construction paper with a black crayon (marker may run) and have students squeeze glue onto the letters of their name. Next, have them place beans on the letters of their names.
Sponge Paint Names
Materials: White construction paper, ABC sponges, and tempera paint.
Help each child to dip the ABC sponges in paint to paint his or name on the white construction paper.
Bingo Dot Names
Materials: Bingo or Do-A-Dot markers, light colored construction paper, black Sharpie.
Write the first letter of each child’s name on a large piece of white construction paper with a Sharpie. Allow the children to select different colored bingo dot markers to put dots on the letters of their names.
First Days of School Resources
First Days of School Links