Take all the work out of preparing a back to school theme preschool! We have over 50 fun, creative, and free first day of school ideas including math, literacy, crafts, activities, and so much more more! This back to school theme is perfect for toddler, pre k, kindergarten, and first grade students.
Back to School Theme Preschool
Is your toddler, preschooler, kindergartner, and grade 1 students getting ready to head back to school? You will love all these fun ideas to make an epic back to school preschool theme! Wee have tons of hands on educational activities to make learning fun for the first day of school.
Back to School Books to Read
Use one of these two options for using books in your back to school theme: Read a different book each day of the week, Monday through Friday. Or read your favorite book each of the week. Don’t worry about boring your kids as they love repetition so don’t worry about boring them! Pick one or all of these 5 excellent books to read with your preschoolers:
Back to School Preschool Theme
Get ready for lots of back to school ideas for preschool. From school supplies, school bus, apples, , and more – we have lots of clever activities based on the things your child associates with going back to school!
Back to School Crafts for preschoolers
Crafts are not only fun, but they help young children improve coordination and strengthen hand muscles so they are ready to start writing their ABCs and word!
- Create school bus notebooks
- Printable Crayon Colors Math Craft is a super cute craft that also helps kids to learn their colors
- Complete a back to school pencil craft
- Make mini-notebooks with locks
- Toilet Paper Roll Pencil Craft (with secret storage inside)
- Store pencils in an adorable DIY pencil holder
- These Apple Bookmark Corners are a great way to keep your place in books you are reading together
- Check out this fun DIY unicorn pencil holder
- This adorable apple lacing craft helps kids practice their ABCs while making a fun back to school craft
- Make bookmark corners for schoolbooks
- Create ornament keyrings to hang on backpacks
- Or try a fuzzy monster backpack charm
- This upcycled School Bus Craft from Newspaper is as cute as it is clever
- Don’t miss this pom pom fox
- Fun-to-make Bubble Wrap Apple Tree Craft
- Decorate your school supplies with mermaids
- Kids will love making this Apple Core Craft using a paper plate and torn pieces of paper!
- Or make a schoolhouse photo frame
Back to School Math for Preschool
- Practice counting to 10 with these Free Back to School Counting Puzzles
- Work on number recognition with these fun and Free Back to to School Color by Number Worksheets (for older siblings, try these Free Back to School Hundreds Chart Coloring Pages)
- Make a countdown to preschool chain and practice counting
- Download a free pencil counting book
- These super cute, Back to School Clip Cards are a fun way to practice counting!
- Have fun practicing counting and tracing numbers with these Back to School Math Worksheets
- Use 10 Frame pencil worksheets to introduce addition
- Explore math concepts with All About Me worksheets
- Or use this apple tree about me activity to explore math concepts
- Play a Back to School first to 20 game
Back to School Literacy activities
- Practice matching upper and lowercase letters with these School Bus Alphabet Puzzles
- This super cute crayon box alphabet match is a fun way to begin matching uppercase letters with lowercase ones
- Take a snapshot of your child by filling out either this Free Lego All About Me Worksheet or All About Me Pennants
- Before kid are ready to write they need to strengthen the muscles and improve coordination. These Free Back to School Tracing Lines are a great way to start!
- For Prek kids, get ready to read with these “Sticky” Rhyming Puzzles
- Teach kids vocabulary with this Free Printable School Supplies Book to trace and color or read a school supply easy reader book together
- Also, download and read this easy reader about pencil colors
- Write a letter to your teacher
- Super cute pencil / eraser Back to School ABC Game
- Start the year with Back to School poetry fun
- Enjoy a scavenger hunt for school supplies together
- Introduce Hand Lettering to your kids
- Kids will have fun matching letters, listening for beginning sound and more with this Phonics School Bus Activity
Back to School Preschool Activities
Whether you want to make a fun first day of school snack or treat, work on fine motor skills with a coloring page, or play bingo to celebrate – you will love these fun back to school activities for preschoolers!
- Complete a color matching pencils and erasers activity
- Make back to school rice cereal treats
- Create Nutter Butter Rulers
- And try these chalkboard cupcakes
- Kids will have fun strengthening fine motor skills while coloring these super cute Back to School Coloring Sheets
- Try Back to School slime with glue and crayons
- Check out this Wheels on the Bus STEM activity
- Kids will have fun playing this Free Back to School Bingo
- Explore schools from around the world
- Do an apple craft and rhyming activity
- Cover your binders with coloring book superhero fabric
Back to School Printables
- Take a snap shot of your child with these Free School Memory Sheets you can turn into a book or you can print a memory book for your child
- Free book covers
- Back to School paper dolls
- Free School Pack
- Your kids will love these fall color sticker worksheets
- Print all about me keepsakes
- Laugh over these printable lunchbox jokes
- Work on visual discrimination while having fun with these Free Back to School I Spy Worksheets or this other version printable back to school I-Spy game
- Complete an All About Me graphic organizer
- Free Back to School Worksheets offer preschoolers a chance to learn letters, counting, and more with a fun theme.
- Celebrate the First Day of Preschool with these super cute, free printable 1st Day of Preschool Hats.
- Capture this moment in time with these Free First Day of Preschool Signs or use these First Day of School Signs (with coordinating Last Day of School Sign too!)
Preschool Theme Ideas
Looking for more preschool themes? If you loved our preschool back to school theme, you will love our ever growing themes complete with themed crafts, activities, math, literacy, and more ideas!