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Back to School Coloring Pages

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 14 pages | Grades: K - 5

Use these back-to-school coloring pages as a first day of school activity with your students.

🖍️ First Day of School Coloring Pages 

What are your plans for the first day of school? Do you have an idea ready for when your students walk into your classroom? Look no further! Teach Starter has created a collection of coloring sheets that are easy to use as a first day of school activity. This resource is available in both portrait and landscape orientations. Included you will find the following pages:

  • Back to School
  • First Day of School
  • First Day of Kindergarten/1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th Grade
  • Welcome to Kindergarten/1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th Grade

Through this activity, students will put their creativity to work to create a beautiful piece of artwork on their first day of school!

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How to Use This Resource in Your Classroom

Mindful coloring has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety in children (and adults!). These coloring pages can help calm students who may have those “first day jitters.”

When students are finished with their sheets, consider making a classroom collage with all of the coloring pages to hang in your classroom or on a bulletin board.

✏️ Drawing Inspiration

Do you have students who are hesitant to participate in drawing activities? They either don’t think they’re good enough at drawing or can’t think of anything to create!

The funky designs on this coloring sheet are not just good for filling with color, and they’re also great for providing your students with some drawing inspiration!

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the Download button to access the black and white PDF version of this resource. 


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