Welcome Back to School Activities for Elementary Students

As the excitement of a new school year builds, both you and your students are eager to dive into new learning experiences. Kick off the year with fun and engaging Back to School Activities to cultivate a classroom environment where students are active and motivated learners. This builds the foundation for a successful school year. Learn more about these fun and engaging back to school activities below!

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Welcome Back to School Activities

One of our favorite back to school resources we offer is our Back to School Activities. Learn more about what it is, what it includes, why teachers love it, and how you can use it in your classroom.

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back to school activities

What are the Back to School Activities?

The Back to School Activities are fun and engaging activities that are perfect for the first couple of weeks of school. This resource includes:

  • Self-Portrait Activity
  • Biography Poem Activities
  • All About Me Poem Activities
  • Classmate BINGO Activities
  • Get to Know Me Gazette Activities
  • How I Spent My Summer Vacation Activities
  • Guess the Classmate Activities
  • K-W-L Chart Activities (by Grade)
  • K-W-L Chart Activity (Teacher Version)
  • Math About Me Activities
  • Scavenger Hunt Activities
  • Time Capsule Activities
  • All About Me Writing Activities
  • Celebrating Diversity Activity
  • Let Us Know Activities
  • Would You Rather Activities
  • Doodle Art Activities
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Why Teachers Love These Back to School Activities

Elementary teachers love these back to school activities because…

  • It includes no-prep printable resources which makes it the perfect resource for busy teachers.
  • Students love these types of activities, so they’ll be actively engaged when working on them.
  • There are tons of activities included – pick and choose which ones work best for you or use them all!
  • Many of the activities include differentiated versions, so you can differentiate with ease and continue to use the resource for years to come even if you change grade levels.
  • Students will be able to complete them either independently or with a little bit of modeling as they are very simple and intuitive.
back to school activities
back to school activities

7 Ways Teachers Use this Writing Activity

Below are the different ways elementary teachers use this writing activity in their classroom:

  • back to school activities
  • first day of school activities
  • ice breakers
  • fast finisher packets
  • filler tasks
  • morning work
  • center activities
  • homework
  • sub plans
back to school activities
back to school activities

Related Back to School Activities

Below are some other popular back to school activities you might be interested in.

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Back to School Read Alouds

Below are some popular read alouds for back to school that you might find pair well.

You're Finally Here book cover The Day You Begin book cover The Kissing Hand book cover School's First Day of School book cover First Day Jitters book cover
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The World Needs More Purple Schools book cover Our Class is a Family book cover All are Welcome book cover A Tiger Tail book cover Llama Llama Misses Mama book cover
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