Back to School activities 

3rd September 2024

Welcome your pupils back to the classroom with these engaging back to school activities from Busy Things! This range includes creative exercises that will help to get children talking and writing about themselves — great for breaking the ice on the first day of term.

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My family

Ask your children to use our ready-made templates to draw pictures of their family and write about them.

A great back to school starter activity!



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My pet

Ask you children to write about and draw their pet or a friends pet.

A great ice-breaker activity that the children will enjoy in their first week back at school.



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How I get to school

Complete a survey on how your children get to school each day. Display the results as a pictogram, bar chart, line graph or pie chart!

A great front-of-class activity to get all the children working together.



Busy paint and publisher

Our Busy Paint and Publisher has a wealth of ready-made templates to get the children writing and creating fabulous art work. Use our easy-to-use text and paint tools to create great display work. Ideas for a back to school topic include creating a colourful a name card, write and illustrate 'all about me' or 'my summer holiday'. 


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These fantastic back to school activities are sure to get your kids excited about the new school year. Plus, when you subscribe to Busy Things for Schools, you’ll get access to plenty more KS1 and KS2 resources, as well as educational games that will make lessons engaging all year long.

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