Back to School Activities for Kids

We are linking up with Doodle Bugs this Friday to bring you a recap of the week in FIVE FOR FRIDAY!!!  Check out some ideas from  our Back to School unit below!

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Our first day consisted of drawing portraits of ourselves and filling our bags with items that we loved.

We also started off our unit with a snack mix!

 We loved this!  

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I introduced a poem of the week.

This was the perfect interactive poem for our pocket chart station! 

Another center this week was sorting alphabet cards.

Then we played a game matching the beginning sounds! 

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The perfect book to teach sequencing is Peanut Butter and Jelly by Nadine Bernard Westcott.

The majority of the week was spent using this book. 

 Here are some of the activities we did 
as an extension.

This is such a cute song to sing with your kiddos.

I made these cards to practice new vocabulary.

We sequenced the book and retold the story using our very own little book.

We practiced our sight words with our emergent reader. 

We wrote and completed our "How to Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich" booklet.

At one of our centers this week, we matched upper and lowercase letters.

 Then we recorded our answers. 

We ended our week making homemade peanut butter.

4 Cups of Dry Roasted Peanuts
1/3 cup Canola Oil
2 TB sugar or honey (optional)
1. Place the peanuts into a food processor. 
2. Add the oil and sugar
3. Turn the food processor on and blend for 5 minutes.  

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Here is the craft we made! 

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During math centers this week we played an interactive math dice game with apple and book manipulatives.

We also used stickers to help us make our ten frames.  

What does your first week back to school look like?  {These activities can all be found in my Back to School pack which you can get here.} Enjoy your first week of school!


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