The first day of school is a special one. If you’re looking for ideas and unique activities, this page is for you! From creative first day activities and lessons, to activities to fill the day and familiarize students with the school, there is lots to make the day, and first weeks special.
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Make back to school planning easy and fun with this huge collection of 35 First Day of School Activities and Ideas.
If you’re looking for a memorable first day of school idea, try this magic surprise play dough activity. It is sure to be the highlight of the day!
Looking for classroom setup ideas? From your class library to various other centers, these classroom setup ideas will give you lots of inspiration.
Take learning beyond the classroom as children get familiar with their school with this free school scavenger hunt.
If you’ve got lots of toys and supplies that you are looking for the best way to store, check out these easy kindergarten organization ideas.
Download a huge collection of free math worksheets for young children. Have your math program ready to roll!
Looking for a fun group project for kids to get to know each other. Create a friendship wheel! This is a great activity for an icebreaker.
There are a few school supplies that make any classroom engaging and kids excited to learn. These are my must-haves!
Create a record of this moment and the start of the year by working on a time capsule for kids. Free printable page available.
Time capsules are a great way to record a moment in time. Maybe the start of school, special summer memory or occasion. Check out these 15 time capsule ideas.
Fall is a wonderful time for table top centers and activities. This collection of 30 simple centers for fall are easy to bring to your classroom.
Set the tone of your classroom right away with this huge collection of 53 mindful Activities.
Take learning outside with this collection of 23 fun fall outdoor learning activities.
Spend more time outside this fall with these hands-on fall outdoor classroom ideas.
Work together and bond as a group in the first few days of school with this best back to school kindness activity for kids.
5 minutes to fill? Have a collection of quick and easy brain break activities that you use to fill a few minutes with a group of kids. Screen free!
Classroom escape room game, is an exciting way to tour around the school while learning!
Create an escape room to start the year in a fun, engaging way with this easy classroom escape room for any subject(s).
Make your first day a success with this tested and perfected first day of school plan and printables. Makes for a memorable first day.
Make the first few weeks back to school, or prepare for grade one during the summer with this Back to School Math Review Booklet.