As summer winds down, the anticipation of new adventures, friends, and, of course, learning awaits kids beginning a new school year.
Moms and dads have gotten all prepared for another school year with new supplies, and kids are ready to use them! There’s nothing like opening a brand new box of crayons, so let’s celebrate back-to-school season with this crayon box craft!
Be sure to check out all our back to school activities to get kids excited to return to the classroom and learn!
Printable Crayon Box Craft
This cute paper craft will have kids creating their own crayons out of colored paper that are nestled in that iconic yellow and green crayon box.
Kids will be able to identify colors and use their fine motor skills when they cut and paste. This is a perfect craft to get your kids excited about school, so be sure to download the free template and gather just a few basic supplies.
Whether you do this craft at home or in the classroom, kids will have a blast and kick off the new school year with a burst of color!
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Crayon template (enter your email in the form at the end of the post to get the template)
Download the crayon template, print it, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin to make the crayon box by gluing the outer green triangles to the front of both sides of the crayon box piece.
Take the middle yellow piece and glue it to both of the corners of the green triangle from the previous step.
Next, glue the inner green triangles to the corners of both yellow triangles to finish the crayon box design.
Place the eyes below both of the eyebrows and glue them in place.
Glue the mouth below the eyes and then glue the tongue to the bottom of the mouth.
Position the crayons along the back of the crayon box piece and glue them in place.
Finish up by gluing the front of the crayon box piece to the front and bottom of the crayons.
Back To School Kids’ Ideas
Make the back-to-school season extra special for your kids with some fun crafts and activities! We have creative projects that will spark their imagination and get them excited to learn.
Engage in DIY projects that celebrate learning and new beginnings. Watch your little ones’ faces light up as they craft their way into an exciting school year with some of our favorite back to school ideas below.
Back To School Children’s Books
If you have young children at home, you’re probably spending a lot of time (or more than usual) reading books to them. But did you know that aside from being a fun bonding activity, reading with your children can also have a positive impact on their development?
Reading books to kids can improve their language skills, their ability to focus and think critically, and even their empathy and emotional intelligence. Plus, discovering new stories and characters can ignite a lifelong love of reading!
We Don’t Eat Our Classmates – This silly book is about a dinosaur named Penelope who is starting school and just can’t resist eating her classmates! Kids will love the fun drawings and crazy antics of Penelope, while also learning that being mistreated is never fun.
Chairs On Strike – The chairs have had enough of all the crazy things the kids do to them so they go on strike! This story helps kids learn to take care of their property and has lots of fun and silly humor.
Daniel Goes To School – If you have a little one who’s starting preschool or kindergarten and is reluctant to be away from you, this book is perfect for them! Daniel Tiger learns “grown-ups come back” at the end of every school day. We love this cute book!
Back To School Crafts Ideas
Crafting during the back-to-school season is a fantastic way to get kids engaged. Not only does it ignite their creativity, but it also fosters essential skills like problem solving, fine motor abilities, and self-expression.
So, get kids crafting with some of the ideas below, and they’ll gain numerous benefits of creative learning this school year!
Photo Bus Craft – Meet us at the bus stop to climb aboard to make this cute keepsake craft! It’s a great project to get kids excited to go back to school. This would be a great personalized craft for teachers to display their new class on the bulletin board outside their classrooms.
Apple Name Craft – Ready for a juicy sweet and educational craft that’s easy and entertaining for your little ones? Kids will practice spelling their names and recognizing the letters that make it up by arranging the apple seeds in the right order.
Pencil Paper Bag Puppet – Encourage a little pretend play at the start of a new school year with this pencil puppet. This quintessential school supply is fun to make and fun to use to create unique stories!
Popsicle Stick Crayon Craft – This colorful and fun craft makes a giant crayon out of popsicle sticks! Kids don’t have to stop at just one, they can make a whole rainbow of crayons with this fun craft project.
Back To School Activities For Kids
Set the foundation for reading and writing for your kids with these preschool alphabet worksheets. They’re a great way for kids to learn and recognize the letters of the alphabet by finding all the uppercase and lowercase letters as they make their way through the mazes.
Start or continue the cute tradition of first day of school pictures with our first day of school signs. T
he signs are a great way to remember what grade and year the picture was taken when looking back on your school memories. These free signs are editable, so you can use them year after year.
These school I Spy printables are a fun way to get kids ready for going back to school! They’ll hunt for various school supplies and items on 3 easy printables counting numbers 1-5 and 3 hard printables counting 6-10. In addition to practicing counting, these are also great for enhancing observation skills.
Make coloring an educational activity with these back to school color by number printables. Kids will match colors and numbers to reveal six different school themed illustrations. They’re a great way for kids to learn to recognize numbers and colors in an engaging way!
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More Summer Activities For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Crayon template
- Download the crayon template, print it, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin to make the crayon box by gluing the outer green triangles to the front of both sides of the crayon box piece.
- Take the middle yellow piece and glue it to both of the corners of the green triangle from the previous step.
- Next, glue the inner green triangles to the corners of both yellow triangles to finish the crayon box design.
- Place the eyes below both of the eyebrows and glue them in place.
- Glue the mouth below the eyes and then glue the tongue to the bottom of the mouth.
- Position the crayons along the back of the crayon box piece and glue them in place.
- Finish up by gluing the front of the crayon box piece to the front and bottom of the crayons.