Back to School Word Search

Use this Back to School Word search as a great beginning of the year or first day of school activity.  This activity includes a word bank and will work for grades 2 and above.  

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All About Me!

Here is a printable that can be used in your classroom to help get to know each student and begin building your classroom community.  The All About Me includes a spot for pictures to be

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Get to Know Activity!

This Get to Know Activity is a great activity for the beginning of the year.  It helps your students get to know each other.  Students have fun while getting each other’s signatures.  It helps “break

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Who’s Missing?

Level: K and Up Students can be seated in a circle or at their desks. One player is chosen to be the “guesser”. This player will leave the room for a minute while another player

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20 Questions

Level: Grade 3 and Up Procedures: Choose a student to be the leader. The leader then leaves the room. The rest of the group is told about a secret object that is visible. The leader

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Buzz

Level: Grades 3 and Up Equipment: None Students are seated in a circle or at their desks. The object of the game is to say “buzz” anytime the number seven comes up. The players will

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Alphabet Hunters

Level: Grade K and Up Equipment: None Procedures: Teacher will go through the alphabet starting with A. When a student sees something in the room that starts the letter A they will raise their hand

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What’s Different? – Education Filler

Level: Kindergarten and Up Equipment: None Procedures: Choose one student to leave the room and change something about themselves: For example. Take off a necklace, untie a shoe, take one sock off, etc. Then they

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Spelling Bee – Educational Fillers

Level: Grade 1 and Up Equipment: None Procedures: Have a Spelling Bee by choosing seven students to come up to the front of the class. Use words that you have used in spelling tests earlier

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Seven Up – 7 Up Student Game and Educational Filler

Level:  K and Up Equipment:  Desks Procedures:  Have students seated in desks.  Choose seven students to come up to the front of the class.  The rest of the class puts their heads down with their

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Silent Ball – Educational Filler

Level: Grade 3 and Up Equipment: A small or medium sized ball Procedures: Students scatter themselves around the room. There is no talking during this game. The students will throw the ball to each other.

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Star Student – Get To Know Your Students!

Here is a great way to get to know your students better, for your class to get to know each other better, and a way to build student’s confidence. Have a Star Student bulletin board.

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Who’s Stole the Cookies?

Level: Age 3- Kindergarten Procedures: 1) Seat students in a circle. 2) Teacher starts song “Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?” (Student’s name) stole the cookies from the cookie jar! Student says: “Who

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Do This, Do That!

Level: K-2 Equipment: None This game is a variation of Simon Says. When the leader says “Do This” students must do what she does. If he or she says “Do That” they are not to

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Cities and States Filler

Level: Grade 3 and Up Equipment: None Students will go through the alphabet but must come up with a city or state that begins with their letter. For example, First Student: Alabama Second Student: Birmingham

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Mazes – Student Draw Their Own Mazes

Level: Grade 3 and Up Equipment: Paper and pencils Procedures: Have students draw mazes and trade with a partner.

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Around The World – Education Filler

Level: K and Up Equipment: None Procedures: Students sit in a circle: Choose one person to start. This person will whisper a phrase into the ear of the person to their left. For example: Silly

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Ten Chances – Student Time Fillers

Level: Grade 2 and Up Equipment: Whiteboard or chalkboard, markers or chalk Procedures: Write the numbers 1-10 on the board. You must choose a word and write spaces for each letter of the word on

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I Spy – Educational Game

Level: Age 4 and Up Equipment: None Procedures: The teacher starts by saying “I spy with my little eye…” and then describes something she sees by giving a clue. Students are then allowed to guess

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New Year’s Name Resolutions – Holiday Games

Level: Grade 2 and up Objective: Students will write resolutions using their name as an acronym. Equipment: Paper, pencils, crayons or colored pencils Procedures: 1) Students will make New Years resolutions using the letters of

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