Ditch That Textbook: 80 Back to School Ideas & Activities

It’s back to school time again and this year might be different once again. As summer comes to a close teachers are preparing for that big first day of school. This year, for many of us, it means going back to in-person instruction after over a year away. Or perhaps your instruction is a hybrid of in-person teaching and distance learning.

However, one thing we know is true, no matter where you or your students are learning from, those first few weeks of school are crucial for community and relationship building. Lucky for us, many of the beginning of the year activities we know and love can be done in any classroom!

Below we have curated over 80 back to school activities for any classroom. Scroll down for tons of ready-to-use lessons along with tutorials, templates, and examples to make planning this year a little easier.