Are you looking for some engaging first day of school crafts? How about a first week of school craftivity that’s no prep? If so, you’ll love these back to school writing crafts for teaching how to (procedure) writing.
How to get ready for school
The first craft is a cute backpack with the writing prompt ‘how to get ready for school’. Students can write about their morning routine of waking up, brushing teeth, having breakfast, and getting dressed.
Alternatively, you can focus the writing on packing a school bag, organizing homework, and packing lunch. This will help your students to remember everything that they need for school.
This would be a great activity for parents to do with their child, so that the child learns to be independent and get themselves organized in the morning.
How to go to school
The next craft is a school bus with the writing prompt ‘how to go to school’. Students can write about their morning routine of going to the bus stop, getting in the car, or cycling/walking to school.
This would faciliate a great discussion at the beginning of the school year. As the teacher, you will then know how each student travels to and from school and who is responsible for their arrival and pick up.
This would be another great activity for parents to do with their child, so that the child feels prepared at the start of the school year and understands how they will be going to and from school each day.
How to make the crafts
The best thing about these crafts is that they are EASY for students to make!
Yep, they are a simple 5 step process.
Students color, cut, write, cut, and glue.
- Firstly, students simply color in the picture and cut it out.
- Next, they write on the writing lines and cut that out too.
- Finally, they glue the picture and writing line pages on top of each other (where it says ‘glue here’).
So, let me guess…I bet you don’t want students begging for help at every turn.
“I’ve lost the eyes! Where does this piece go? I need helppp!”
Students complete a few simple steps to create these crafts. Color, write, cut, and glue one piece. So, there will be no tears (from you or your students)!
No prep writing crafts
You heard that right. Yep, these are NO PREP for you!
Who wants to spend hours prepping intricate crafts, where you have to print, cut, and laminate? I bet you don’t want to buy costly materials or spend ages sourcing them in your classroom.
Well, these are NO PREP! Simply print these flip books and go. It’s time to get your evenings and weekends back, my friend.
Who wants glitter, paper, and mess everywhere? Not you, I bet.
The great news is that your students only need pencils, scissors, and glue. No paint and no glitter, I pinky promise!
Need ideas for the first day of school?
So, are you stuck for back to school ideas? These craftivities are great! Here are some other reasons that you’ll love these craftivities.
- These crafts are great for wall displays and bulletin boards in Fall and during Back to School.
- They suit literacy, writing, AND art lessons.
- The crafts are interactive and engaging. Teaching writing doesn’t have to be boring.
- Also, they are perfect as a final writing piece at the end of your writing unit.
- Got a sub for the day? Any teacher can handle these activities.
- Firstly, planning pages are included (with dotted and plain lines).
- Next, instruction pages with pictures and steps are included for the crafts.
- Finally, there are two types of writing lines (dotted and plain) available for the crafts, so this activity is therefore suitable for a variety of students.
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So, I hope that you and your students enjoy these crafts!
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