Are you ready for the classroom with your Back to School Preschool Crafts and Activities?
Whether this is your students’ first time in a classroom or they are returning for another year before heading off to kindergarten, this is a fun and important week.
Welcome your kiddos back to school with these fun crafts and activities for back-to-school week.
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PRESCHOOL BACK TO SCHOOL CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES
This first week of school is all about helping kids settle in, get comfortable, learn the rules and structure, and starting to access their skill levels. There are so many fun ways to do that using cute centers and crafts like those below.
Back to School Math Activities
Preschool and kindergarten vary from many other grades in that your incoming students may not have been in a classroom before. Their skill levels can fluctuate more than in later grades where they have all been exposed to similar concepts. Here are some fun ideas to let them play while you access their math skills.
Preschool Counting File Folder Game
In this binder game, the kids get to count the dots on the dice, and place them by the correct number. I store the pieces in a Ziploc attached to the back of the previous page, but you could also apply a strip or two of Velcro to the back of the previous page to store them on.
Preschool Busy Binder Shapes Activity
Children will get to practice finding and matching shapes in this game. The shapes are labeled as well, so that children can start to associate that word with that shape.
School Bus Counting Preschool Printables
Counting bears are always a hit with my kiddos, and here they got to help them ride the bus to school. This is a fun counting game for back to school.
Preschool Math Cards Fine Motor Activity
Work on fine motor skills while you count with this fun activity. It is great for beginning math because it shows the numeral as well as the corresponding number of beads on each card.
Preschool Playdough Number Cards
Practice forming the letters in different ways. We trace them with dry-erase markers. We make them with playdough. We build them with erasers. What other ideas do you have?
Preschool Game for Back to School
We love playing with blocks to learn. You can turn this into a 2-player race or play blackout bingo.
Back to School Preschool Literacy Crafts and Activities
These busy binder pages with velcro dots are an amazing way to get kids playing with the alphabet. It’s a simple craft to put together that can be used at home, in the classroom, or on the go for learning and practicing letters.
DIY Busy Book Preschool Craft
Use these fun books for letter practice or even assessments for preschool kiddos.
Preschool Alphabet Craft
Print these pages and add velcro dots for a fun, reuseable preschool activity or learning center.
Back to School Alphabet Playdough Cards
This is such a fun early literacy idea. Practice making letters in a fun, different way.
Alphabet Game for Preschoolers
There are so many fun ways to use these cards. Use dot markers, buttons, playdough, mini erasers, or other fun manipulatives to cover the matching letters.
Back to School Preschool Crafts
Create a peek-a-boo preschool craft to show who lives in this house and a few facts about their family and pets. You can also try this adorable giant cell phone craft for preschoolers to get some gross motor play and memorize their phone numbers.
Preschool Phone Number Craft
We LOVE this phone number activity. In the set, we included the phone number cards and a small pretend play phone. You can attach the receiver with a piece of yarn as the cord, and let the kids pretend to call home.
OR… Take it to the next level with this amazing, giant floor phone. The kids get to hop/jump their phone number. Then tap the call button. They will absolutely LOVE this!! I do recommend you tape it to the floor, so it doesn’t slip when they jump on it.
Peek-a-Boo Get to Know You Preschool Craft
This fun get-to-know-you craft would be great on the bulletin board or in a hallway. Kids get to show who lives in their house with them, and you have to guess who it might be. Then peek to see if you are right.
More Back to School Preschool Activities and Centers
Variety is critical when teaching a classroom of young preschoolers. Here are a few more preschool back-to-school printables you can use in your math centers or small groups.
Back to School Math Activity
Kids LOVE fun pencil patterns, and here we practice counting them. Then instead of just writing the number, we played with toy numbers, finding the one that matched.
Sorting by Size Activity
Subitizing is an important early math skill that kids Practice comparing and sorting by size with this activity. This is fantastic early math practice for kids.
Preschool Scissor Practice Printables
Kids can work on scissor skills with these cutting practice cards. I like to print mine on bright colored paper to make them a bit more fun.
Preschool STEM Craft
This is a fun beginning STEM project for back to school or all about me week. Children get to model their house out of different materials in the classroom. Mix and match to allow even more creativity and expression.
Preschool Colors Activity
Kids get to practice their colors and color words with this binder game. You can draw a dot of color on the black and white crayons for extra assistance if your kids are ready to recognize color words.
PRESCHOOL BACK TO SCHOOL WORKSHEETS
In addition to the hands-on back-to-school preschool crafts and activities above, we also created 15 fun worksheets for you. These worksheets include tracing, scissor practice, counting, color-by-number, and more.
Back to School Preschool Coloring Pages and Worksheets
Color by number pages are a fun way to get kiddos working as they come into school, and they double as math practice. Here are some fun preschool back-to-school coloring pages and math worksheets for your first week of school.
Back to School Alphabet Activities and Worksheets
One of the first skills preschoolers have to learn is how to write their names so they can identify their class work. These worksheets help them practice that as well as learn their letters.
More Back to School Preschool Worksheets
You will also want to include other skill options for your preschoolers to work on like patterns, shapes, and maybe even coloring. Get that practice with these cute school-themed printables for preschool.
More Back to School Preschool Crafts and Activities
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