first day/welcome back
Discover a variety of fun welcome back and first day of school supplies. These welcome back decorations and activities are designed to make this important milestone feel special for each student. Sharing these first day of school supplies with your new students adds a celebratory feel that starts the year off on the right foot. Some products can even be used to help students get to know one another and their teacher. Browse through our complete collection of first day of school supplies to find the best fit for your classroom.
Help Kids Get Excited About Going Back to School
For teachers, it can be tough to get kids excited about the first day of school. Some students experience some anxiety about returning to the classroom, while others have trouble transitioning from the freedom that summer break brings. Fortunately, these welcome back to school pencils, signs, posters, decorations, and activities help to make the day fun and exciting while also introducing some structure right from the start.
Ideas for Welcome Back to School Activities
Students like to feel recognized as individuals when going into a new school year. One of the best ways to do that is by starting off with a get-to-know-you activity, like a welcome back to school poster that students can fill out to describe who they are. Teachers can have students fill out signs that list their goals for the year and use these signs to decorate the classroom. If posters or signs aren’t your favorite idea, we have tons of other welcome back to school ideas and projects for older kids. Instead of a poster, students can create books, paper bags or 3-D crafts about themselves. You can get a variety of 3-D options and let students pick their own. You can learn a lot about a new student based on whether they pick a cube, hot air balloon, flowerpot or butterfly.
For younger students, a fun surprise like a welcome back to school sticker, bracelet or pencil can help ease any trepidation they might be feeling. A cute welcome back to school kit is another fun option for making the first day in a new classroom feel welcoming and safe. Put together fun and welcoming goodie bags with special paper bags, colorful pencils, stickers and whatever else you think will help set the right tone for your class. Check out all of our welcome back products in this collection to find inspired ideas for teachers.
Have Ideas for First Day of School Supplies?
Tell us about any ideas or activities that your children love to engage with! We always love hearing about new ways we can improve our back to school supplies selection. Contact us, and tell us what works for your classroom.