Try these A plus Back to School Crafts to make the first days of school extra cool. First day of school photo frame ideas, unique bookmarks (that actually include a reading motivation plan), “shultutes” (a first day of school cone craft) and more.
Enjoy this green craft together that really is a fun and easy process and leads to a really useful product. This Green Craft for Organizing Your Homework Desk could also be a great homemade teacher gift too.
Kids love playing pirate and what a fun way to celebrate a back to school party or a birthday. Get games, crafts, snacks and more for your back to school celebration here in Pirate Theme Back to School Parties.
Those calendar pages are quickly turning towards the first day of school. These educational games fun, free and fast. There also unplugged and no supplies are necessary. You don’t need a thing to play these games except everyone’s attention. Whether you’re throwing a back to school party, sitting around the dinner table, or riding in the car, get the kids to put on their “thinking caps” and get ready for silly but smart fun.
Silly Syllables is our new family fun favorite game.
Dividing words into syllables is a great skill for first gradeand up. Each player takes turns giving a starting word and each player has to offer a word with the same number of syllables. Players begin with one syllable and move up to five. It sounds really easy but it can get be challenging.
Here’s an example of some of our syllable matching games.
The word hurt brought lick and egg.
The word washer brought sneaker and lightning.
The word Florida brought hyena and Saturday.
The word ballerina brought watermelon and stationary.
The word emancipation at first stumped everyone but eventually we got proclamation and evaluation. Try to think of another 5-syllable word. It’s a fun challenge.
Blends Blizzard is a blast.
Consonant letter blends is another fun skill to work on with elementary age children. Think of a list of letter blends like “ch,” “tr” or “st.”
Each player takes turns offering player offering a blend word like cheese and the other players follow with answers like chunk, challenge and chart.
This fun game works on phonics, spelling and vocabulary building. It really starts stimulating students!