Back to School
Activities and Crafts
for Preschool and Kindergarten

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Come and have fun with  Back to School theme  educational activities for toddlers, preschool, kindergarten and early elementary.  You will find lesson plans, printable crafts, activities and coloring pages with easy to follow instructions, and related resources.

The activities are suitable and adaptable:  to prepare young children for their first preschool, child care or daycare experience,  helping parents and teachers with back to school preparations and suggestions for activities for the first weeks of transition and adjustments.

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Back to School Basics - Printable Materials
Color Posters, flash cards, educational coloring pages, worksheets 

Alphabet Printables Materials:  Posters, Flash Cards, Coloring Pages and Handwriting Practice Tracers

Back to School A-Z

Colors in Preschool Printable Worksheet Activities, Coloring Pages, Flash Cards

Numbers and Shapes in Preschool Printable Activities, Coloring Pages and Worksheets
| Shapes

Back to School and Daycare Theme Coloring Pages
Back to School &
Daycare Coloring

Writing paper for preschool and Kindergarten
Handwriting skills
Pre-K - K - Primary

Idea:  Decorate the front of the take home folders or binders  with the color posters or flash cards as they are introduced to a new alphabet letters, numbers or shapes during the school year.   Use these materials to decorate the classroom and bulletin boards.

Back to School Activities

Back to School Theme - Mary had a Little Lamb Activities and Craft
Mary Had a Little Lamb Stand-up Craft

Features:  Mary had a little Lamb Nursery Rhyme activities
Mary had a Little Lamb standup craft or easy lamb craft, coloring pages and more.  This is a fun nursery rhyme for the beginning of the school year or to prepare children for their first preschool or child care experience. 

 Back to School Olympic Day!
Olympic Games Medal Craft and Olympic Torch Printable Maze

Features: Back to School - Kid's Olympic Games Theme:
These activities can be a lot of fun to have children and educators get to know each  other during those first couple of weeks with fun games that address friendship and teamwork.  Lots of fun outdoor and indoor activities too!
Printable Materials:
*Olympic Flag of Friends Coloring and  Craft
*Olympic Medal Craft
*Olympic Torch Maze
*My "Back to School" Olympic Day Picture frame
*Olympic Games and Sports Posters and Coloring Pages

Back to School
School bus Craft

School bus Craft

Features: School bus Theme
*Alphabet Letter S School Bus Activities and printable materials
*Online Games at the School Bus Safety Web
*School bus Craft
*Resources for school bus safety

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag Bookmark Preschool Craft

Features:  Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
Bookmark Craft and learning learning activities: shapes, colors, citizenship.   Discuss taking care of our school.  A number of United States public and/or private schools  require learning The Pledge of Allegiance in early elementary, usually first grade -- these materials can be useful for introducing this topic.

My Teacher

Features:  My Teacher
Theme: My Teacher or My First Teacher
These crafts and activities can be adapted to help introduce or reinforce the importance of the role of a teacher and/or caregiver.  

Other Fun Themes for Back to School

Back to School Theme -- Teddy Bears

Teddy Bear Theme Activities and Crafts
A teddy bear theme is a wonderful way to start a new school year for preschoolers and kindergarten.  A paper bag puppet can welcome the children and take them on a tour of the preschool environment. Have 'My Teddy Bear Comes to School Day

Clown Theme

Clown Theme Activities and Crafts
This is a hit for the youngest ones!  A brightly decorated classroom full of happy clowns is sure to make the children welcomed and happy during those challenging first weeks!!  Try it!
*Introduce Shapes with an Easy Clown Craft and lots more!!
*A fun first alphabet to display:  Clown Alphabet and Clown Flash Cards
Other related themes and activities:
All About Me | Character Education
These themes include activities that are related to All About Me (I am Special), peace education (friendship and teamwork) and character education a good starting point for a new school year.

External Resource:
DLTK's Back to School Activities and Crafts