The first day of school can be a stressful time for students and for their parents. For teachers, it can be overwhelming! Here are some cute first day of school handprint template downloads to make it more memorable and FUN!
Just see some super fun back to school ideas here.
It is important to make it as easy as possible for the new student to find their way around the building and to feel welcome.
Free printable handprint craft
Some people may think that it is not necessary to do anything special on the first day of school.
But, in reality, there are many things that you can do to make this day easier and less stressful.
For example, you can give them a tour of the building or introduce them to other students who are going through the same thing they are.
This super cute first day of school handprint template includes a craft and a clear message on the template; “Building ideas with friends.” I love this because it builds trust and SEL skills right from the beginning of school
How can you get kids to make friends? Have them learn to do joint crafts or activities together in class.
First day of school classroom activity
The first day of school is a time for both students and teachers to get acquainted with each other. And what better way to do that than with an activity?
Some ideas include:
-Introduce themselves to the class and share something about themselves
-Play a game where they have to answer questions about the book they are reading or the topic they are studying in class.
The student who answers the most questions correctly wins.
-Students can also play a game where they have to answer questions about their new teacher,
like “What is your favorite color?” or “What is your favorite subject?”
Complete this super fun handprint art activity and discuss your plans for the school year!
Some more first day classroom activities:
- 1st Day of School Kindergarten Mae’s First Day of School Activity
- All About Me Poster Printable Apple Theme
- Poster Ideas for School All About Me Worksheet with Coloring Pictures
First day of School Handprint Template Download
Handprint art is something my kids and students LOVE to do, all you really need is some non toxic paint and some hands to complete this activity.
My all time favorite non toxic paint I like to use is this Tempera paint set which can be used by preschoolers to kinder and even first grade kids.
From everything I do lately, I try to find only non-toxic elements to use from water bottles, kitchen items to, you guessed it classroom materials.
There are just so many ingredients we do NOT want our kids exposed to if we can help it.
Grab your printable handprint templates below!
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