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
back to school printable activities


Back to School Basic Printable Activities
Back to School and Daycare Theme Coloring Pages


Back to School Coloring Pages
  Back to School Activities
Back to School Theme - Mary had a Little Lamb Activities and Craft
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. 
Olympic Games Medal Craft and Olympic Torch Printable Maze

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 with fun games that address friendship and teamwork. Lots of fun outdoor and indoor activities too!

School bus Craft

School bus Theme

*Alphabet Letter S School bus printable activities, school bus craft, and esources for school bus safety
The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag Bookmark Preschool Craft
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

Bookmark craft and activities: shapes, colors and citizenship. Discuss taking care of our school and community. 
my teacher activities
My 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. 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 the first weeks!
Introduce shapes and colors with an Easy Shapes Clown Craft and lots more!
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Other related themes

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| Character Education
Peace education (friendship and teamwork) a good starting point for a new school year.
External Resource: DLTK's Back to School Activities and Crafts