20+ Awesome Back to School Activities for Kids

Are you looking for cool back to school activities for your kids?

Then try this 20 awesome projects to get into school mood.

In fact, your kids will love them.

Let’s dive right in.

Back to School Activities for Kids


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DIY Back to School Activities

Summer break is over soon and school is about to start again.

Even though many of us probably will home school this year or are forced to does not mean the kids should miss out on these fun activities.

You will find in this post from fun crafts kids love to free printables over to great art ideas for kids, kid-friendly food recipes, easy activities for kids till to sweet back to school traditions you will love!

So let’s take a look at all these amazing projects which will help you to get back in school mode and your children excited!

Please note that all the step by step tutorials, recipes, descriptions, and printables can be found by clicking on the projects name. It will lead you directly to the instructions!

1. Back to School Bingo

By The Artisan Life
This free printable back to school bingo is fun for the whole family! Even young children can play since reading and numbers and not required.

Get some popcorn and have a fun game night the weekend before school starts!

Back to school bingo

2. Pencil Cookies

By The Three Snackateers
These adorable back to school wafer cookies will earn you an A+! With just three ingredients, these fun sweet treats are perfect for kids to help with.

Get your treat recipe now and enjoy time together with mommy little helpers.

pencil cookies

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3. Kindness School Toppers

By Coffee and Carpool
Make these kindness pencil toppers to give to classmates and friends. What a great first day of school gift and such an easy craft.

kindness pencil toppers

4. Back to School Paper Countdown Calendar

By Coffee and Carpool
Get excited about the start of school with this countdown paper chain kid’s craft. Plus your kids will visually see how many days are left until school starts.

Take a look at the step by step instruction.

back to school countdown calendar

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5. Back to School Coloring Pages

By Skip to my Lou
First Day of School Coloring Pages. I think this is one of the cutest back to school coloring pages you can find!

Document the new school year with this first day of school page.

What a special way to remember all the firsts! What a great idea not only to remember that special day with a picture but also see how over the years their coloring and writing skills improve!

back to school coloring pages

6. Back to School Interview

By The Printables Fairy
Start a new back to school tradition with this Printable Interview. It’s a fun keepsake for each school year!

first day of school interview

7. Back to School Word Search Printables

By Three Kids, Three Cats, and a Husband
Get geared up for the new school year with these fun word searches! Two levels of difficulty, so there’s something just right for everybody.

back to school word search

8. School Fun Graham Cracker Recipe

By The Inspiration Edit
Is your child going back to school and are you looking for a fun graham crackers idea? Look no further.

This is a fun simple and easy to use recipe which I am sure you will love. Enjoy.

chalk board crackers

9. Lunch Box Notes for Kids

By Simply full of Delight
Bring a smile to your child’s face at lunchtime with these funny and encouraging lunch box notes!

lunch box notes

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10. Back o School Bunting

By The Bear and the Fox
This fun back to school bunting will get kids excited for the new term.

back to school bundle

11. How to make a German Schultüte

By The Bear and the Fox
Back to School traditions in Germany: kids receive a cone filled with stationery supplies, treats, and little gifts on their first day of school.

Learn how to make your own and surprise your kids on their first day.

Schultüte

12. How to make school hanging organizer

By The Boondocks Blog
Make a back to school hanging organizer for all of your school supplies and goodies.

back to school hanger

13. How to make a pencil case

By Sustain my Craft Habit
Pick up some colorful Duck Tape and transform an empty cardboard snack box into pencil cases.

diy pencil case

14. First day of school teacher gift

By On my Kids Plate
First day of school teacher gifts are a quick way to start the year off fresh and let teachers know you appreciate the work they do right from the start. This super easy DIY dry erase marker gift is a great way to say thanks (even if it’s the night before!).

back to school teacher gift

15. Lunch idea

By The Helpful GF
These gluten-free lunch recipes for kids are perfect for back to school whether packed in a lunch box or prepared during homeschool.

school lunch ideas

Also, don’t forget to grab our free printable resources for little tigers here.

16. DIY Homeschool Board for Toddler

By Playful Kale
Make learning at home fun with this easy DIY preschool board. It’s perfect for small homes and easily folds for storage.

Customize it to fit your child’s learning needs.

17. School Fairy

By The Inspired Holiday
The Back to School Fairy is the best one to get rid of the Back to School scares. Learn more about this fun and easy to do back to school tradition you can start with your own family.

Back to School Fairy

18. Read a Back to School Book

By Lil Tigers
We love to read so getting a new book from the library or store is a nice way for us to get back into school mood. Take a look at these cute books:

For more book ideas look at this Back to School List by Beary Sweet Home or visit your local library if possible at the moment and spend a morning or afternoon there with your kids.


19. Back to School Scavenger Hunt

By Play. Party. Plan
Whether your kids are already back in school or heading back soon, they’ll love this welcome back to school scavenger hunt. It’s a simple way to celebrate going back to school by giving your kids school-themed surprises that they can use in the classroom!

back to school scavenger hunt

20. Free Back to School Printables

By All About Baby Blog
If these were not enough free printables yet, take a look at those! They are super fun and colorful perfect for your first day of school picture!

Back to School Printables

What is your favorite activity?

Did you enjoy all the fun kid’s activities like the scavenger hunt, bingo game, or word search or did you prefer some of the craft projects?

Maybe you have another fun tradition you would like to share with us?

Let me know!

I m German so I love the Schultüte project, we did this last year when my son started 1st grade. 1st grade is in Germany considered the first year of school and even when all students wish they would get one every year, it’s only tradition for the very first day of school!


I hope you enjoyed all these wonderful back to school activities.

Please don’t forget to leave a comment below and add a picture to let me know which craft idea, recipe, or tradition you tried.

I love to hear from you!
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