Get ready for fall with our best back to school activities for kids! Your kids will love these cool school-themed activities!
This week is back to school for Henry, and next week George starts preschool. Back to school is definitely in full swing!
We are doing all the things for back to school: clothes shopping, shoes shopping and getting all those supplies organized.
But what else?
Ultimate Week of Back to School Activities for Kids to Try
I always think its fun to get the kids a little excited! It’s so much fun to get the kids pumped up for school with tons of fun activities and traditions.
These may be some ideas for new traditions or just some fun for the week leading up to school! This is a sample of back to school activities I use in the Kids’ Activity Planner for the week.
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In each week’s activity planner, I try to include:
- a gross motor activity
- a fine motor activity
- a craft
- an art project
- an outdoor activity
- an experiment or something to get them thinking
- a family activity for Sunday
Though with holidays and special events like back to school, it’s sometimes hard to fit activities into every one of those areas. Totally fine – just be flexible and do what works!
Monday: First Day of School Self-Portraits
Back to school activities should be easy and timeless – like self-portraits! You’ll need:
- roll of art paper or butcher paper
- Markers, crayons, or anything to draw with
Check out how we made our self-portraits!
Tuesday: Countdown to School with Books
Get hyped for back to school by reading books! You’ll need:
- A book for each day until school starts, from the library
- Paper (wrapping paper, art paper, newspaper…)
We love these books to count down to school!
Wednesday: Make Mornings Positive with Put Ups!
Set up your own put ups routine with:
Add more positivity to your back to school morning routine with Put Ups!
Thursday: Start Right with an All About Me Interview
Document your child’s current stats. You’ll need:
- About Me printable – download ours here
- Pencil and paper
- Video Camera (optional)
Look at how I interviewed the boys!
Friday: Build a DIY Apple Tree
Apples are essential parts of back to school activities! Make your own creative apple tree art with:
- Scrap pieces of paper in green, red and brown
- Glue or glue sticks
- Glitter (optional)
Use our DIY apple tree activity as a model to get started!
Saturday: DIY an Apple Bag for the Teacher
Craft a cool canvas bag by stamping it with apples! You’ll need:
- Apple, cut in half top to bottom
- Red, green and brown paint
- Canvas bag
Try one of our absolute favorite gifts to make for teachers!
Sunday: Family Back to School Day Date
We love this back to school date idea from I Can Teach My Child!
Check out all of our best back to school ideas!
After this week chock full of back to school activities, I don’t know if my boys could be. any more hyped up!