256 FREE First Day Of School Activities & Back To School Worksheets
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Ready to start your class off right? The first day of class is an important time for teachers and students alike - it’s the time to learn all your students’ names, set the tone for your classroom, and make sure everyone’s feeling relaxed and ready to learn. You probably don’t want to charge in with too much new material on the very first day - after all, it’s important for your students to feel relaxed around you, and around each other, so they’ll be comfortable enough to learn and produce the new ESL concepts you’ll be sharing with them. The question is, how can you help them feel relaxed?

With BusyTeacher.org’s 256 resources for the first day of school, of course! Whether you’re kicking off a class with a brand-new set of level-one ESL students, or launching a final class with a group of level-five students approaching full fluency, you’ll find resources here to break the ice and get your class laughing and talking like they’ve known each other for years.

Want to start things off as simply as possible? BusyTeacher.org has simple fill-in-the-blank worksheets that can encourage your students to share a few basic facts about themselves. Want to open with a fun game? We’ve got a wide variety of games for all ESL levels. Want to kick off your class with a funny activity that’ll get everyone laughing together? BusyTeacher.org has got you covered, with silly exercises that’ll melt even the most frigid classroom.

Whether your class if full of young kids or full-grown business English students, BusyTeacher.org’s 256 first-day-of-school worksheets offer something just right for your class. We’ve got worksheets with friendly pictures and simple vocabulary, worksheets based on popular movies and songs, exercises that let your students review what they did over the holidays, and even colorful posters to hang on your classroom wall.

All this variety comes thanks to BusyTeacher.org’s worldwide community of participating ESL teachers, who are kind enough to share the worksheets and other resources they develop in their own classrooms. Every worksheet you’ll find on this site is completely free to download, print,and use as you see fit - no registration required. But if you ever have a worksheet you’d like to share with our community, don’t hesitate to click the “Submit a worksheet” button at the bottom of this page, because we’d love to see your creation.

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256 FREE First Day Of School Worksheets

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What is Back to School Season?
Back to school is a season that goes from late July into early September to prepare students for the upcoming school year. Many department stores, such as Target, Wal-Mart, and Kmart advertise back to school sales as a time when school supplies and children's and young adults' clothing goes on sale. This period of time usually lasts from mid-July through early September, before the school year starts in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. In Australia and New Zealand, this usually occurs in January.
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School, Action Verbs

School, Action Verbs

, , First Day Of School
This power-point presentation is appropriate for teaching and reviewing school related action verbs such as: cutting, erasing, reading, using, etc. It's suitable for young learners. It also p ...
6 Complete BeginnerElementary
My Classroom

My Classroom

First Day Of School,
This is a 2-page-worksheet for practicing "Classroom Items". It contains three activities and it is designed for elementary level. You may find it useful at the study stage of your teaching. Hope ...
3 Elementary
My School

My School

First Day Of School,
This is a worksheet for teaching school items. It includes two activities. First, the young learners are asked to read and draw. Secondly, they are asked to look at the pictures and write sentence ...
5 Elementary
Bingo, My Classroom

Bingo, My Classroom

Bingo: a fun game to review school supplies, colors, and numbers. The teacher has to read out the words by randomly selecting them from a bag and the students have to cross them out. This game can ...
5 Elementary
School Supplies

School Supplies

First Day Of School,
This PowerPoint contains the vocabulary items related to school supplies, such as scissors, pencil, table, chair, desk, glue, etc. It is appropriate for both absolute beginners and elementary leve ...
6 Complete BeginnerElementary
Movie Worksheet: School Phrases 1, ELF Video

Movie Worksheet: School Phrases 1, ELF Video

This is a worksheet based on ELF School Phrases # 1. It is designed for elementary level and it includes three sections; before watching, while watching, and after watching. Download the video her ...
3 Elementary
Classroom Language

Classroom Language

First Day Of School,
This worksheet is for the first day. It is very helpful when students do not have the level to express common things  in a classroom. Use this on the first day and encourage them to use them ...
4 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
There Are a Lot of Things in My Bag

There Are a Lot of Things in My Bag

First Day Of School,
This is a simple vocabulary of common objects that children usually have in their school bags. It contains A3 document with a picture of a bag words and separated pictures to match. Kids should ma ...
4 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
First Day of School

First Day of School

, First Day Of School
This worksheet can be used for reviewing and practicing school supplies (crayon, book, table, and desk) and counting, and also reviewing cardinal numbers 1-10. It includes questions and examples t ...
4 Complete BeginnerElementary
School Supplies

School Supplies

First Day Of School,
This power-point presentation presents the names and pictures of school supplies (books, paperclips, desk, crayons, ...). This is appropriate for young learners and complete beginners. First ask s ...
4 Complete BeginnerElementary
School Subjects

School Subjects

First Day Of School,
This PowerPoint includes the vocabulary items related to school subjects. Each slide contains the name and the picture of a school subject. It is appropriate for both complete beginner and element ...
4 Complete BeginnerElementary
School Supplies Hangman

School Supplies Hangman

Hangman Game with school supplies vocabulary. Have students select a letter of the alphabet. Click on the keyboard button with the appropriate letter on it. If the letter is contained in the word/ ...
13 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
School

School

There are three exercises in this worksheet. In exercise 1 students have to match the words with the pictures. In exercise 2 they have to find some words in the word search. In exercise 3 they hav ...
21 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
All about Me

All about Me

, First Day Of School
An icebreaker for the first day at school, pupils fill in the information sheet to introduce themselves to the rest of the class (writing and speaking activity at the same time). The workshee ...
4 Intermediate
Teacher's Back to School Checklist

Teacher's Back to School Checklist

First Day Of School,
It's basically a cheat sheet for English teachers which is supposed to help them survive the first lesson. It contains some tips, what not to forget at the beginning of the year. Empty spaces are ...
6 All levels
Fortune Cookies

Fortune Cookies

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This worksheet is served as a classroom activity, especially for a class to begin. The teacher has to prepare fortune cookies (can buy them from Costco) and give one to each student. Students can ...
4 Intermediate
Personal Information - Introduction

Personal Information - Introduction

, First Day Of School
This set of sentence formations helps your beginner students to introduce themselves (short oral presentation). Great for a first class and for group work. Specially in-company class. I did n ...
5 Complete BeginnerElementary
Four Corners - Team Building Activity

Four Corners - Team Building Activity

First Day Of School,
This Powerpoint is a fun way to build a sense of community amongst the students in your classroom. You can have students explain their answers, or you can have them pair up with someone in their ...
9 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Let Me Introduce Myself

Let Me Introduce Myself

, First Day Of School
Here is a presentation  I used the first day of the school year for my students. Then they must do the same - introduce themselves. This is a way to know each other better when they arrive in ...
9 Intermediate
School Subject Flashcards

School Subject Flashcards

First Day Of School,
The school subject flashcards help as teaching visual aid for the teachers. That makes learning the words fun for the children. The colorful flashcards contain the pictures with the words. They ar ...
6 Complete Beginner
Stamp Sheet: Spring and Summer

Stamp Sheet: Spring and Summer

First Day Of School,
This is a stamp sheet for elementary students to use as an incentive for students to volunteer, do their homework, follow rules, etc. It includes seasonal illustrations (spring and summer) and so ...
3 Complete BeginnerElementary
School Objects

School Objects

First Day Of School,
This worksheet is a very simple material for kids (primary school). They can practice their handwriting and match the words. It's about school objects, a very simple vocabulary (desk, ruler, erase ...
3 Complete Beginner
Useful Sentences

Useful Sentences

This worksheet helps you to teach some useful sentecences to new student (basic ESL students).You can use this to introduce some sentences that students will always use during the class. Here you ...
12 Complete BeginnerElementary
My School Subjects

My School Subjects

In this worksheet your students will find 6 sentences impossible to understand since the words are in the wrong order. First, they will have to order the words to form sentences. The sentences are ...
3 Elementary
Classroom Commands

Classroom Commands

It is a simple worksheet that I have prepared for my pupils of 1st year in middle school and I intend it to be used by both pupils and teachers. You may use it to give pupils the main actions don ...
12 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate

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