Going back to school or going for the first time is an exciting time for kids. It may also bring a little nervousness, too, when things are new and unknown.
Get your little ones excited to go back to school and squash those first day jitters with this fun crayon name craft!
Make going back to school or going to school for the first time something fun and memorable with some back to school activities!
Crayon Craft Idea
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Kids will create a big colorful crayon featuring their name! It’s a creative way to not only make a personalized craft but give kids a chance to practice spelling their name and work on letter recognition.
They will also show off their scissor skills and fine motor skills as they cut out the letter strips and different pieces to create their crayons.
Each child can customize this craft by choosing their favorite color, or it would be a great craft to do as a class. A whole rainbow of colors would display the class’ names when the finished product is proudly hung up!
Grab the template and check out our step-by-step tutorial to see just how easily this cute name craft comes together.
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Crayon template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to get the template)
Download the crayon template, edit it to add your child’s name, print it, and cut it out.
Begin by gluing the crayon wrapper to the bottom part of the top of the crayon craft.
Take one of the crayon band pieces and glue it just below the mouth.
Next, glue the eyes below the eyebrows and above the mouth.
Glue the top of the crayon to a background piece of paper. Depending on how long the name is, you may need to top of the crayon to hang off the top of the background piece of paper or use a larger piece of paper.
Next, glue the letters below the crayon wrapper to spell the child’s name.
Glue the other crayon band piece below the last letter of the child’s name.
Finish making the crayon by gluing the bottom of the crayon below the band piece.
Complete the craft by cutting out the crayon from the background piece of paper.
Be sure to check out our many other name crafts while you’re here, your kiddos will thank you for it!
Back To School Themed Ideas For Kids
Get ready to kick off the school year with fun and creative back-to-school themed craft and activity ideas! Whether you’re a parent or teacher, we’ve got you covered.
No matter what kind of interests your kids have, we have something for everyone. Check out the exciting projects below and make this back-to-school season unforgettable! Let’s get crafting!
Children’s Books About School
Reading books to children is an incredibly important and beneficial activity that can greatly impact their development. Engaging children with books from an early age can instill a love for reading and storytelling that can last a lifetime.
Books also expose children to new ideas, cultures, and experiences, helping them to develop empathy and an understanding of the world around them.
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 For Kids
Crafting offers numerous cognitive and social benefits for kids. It enhances their problem solving skills, creativity, and fine motor skills.
Learning through hands-on activities makes education enjoyable and memorable, which makes crafting the perfect fun and educational activity for children!
Crayon Box Craft – If you had to choose a favorite school supply, it’d most likely be crayons, right!? They’re colorful and fun tools to use to express our creativity. Kids can get crafty when they make their own crayon box filled with vibrant colors.
Back to School Gnome Craft – This whimsical gnome is complete with a quirky pencil hat and an apple! This fun back to school craft is a creative way for kids to practice their fine motor skills while creating something cute!
Tissue Paper Apple Craft – When you think of apples, do you think of teachers or school? This cute back to school craft is a fun and easy project for kids to practice their fine motor skills. As they scrunch and glue each piece in place, they hone their skills!
Pencil Paper Bag Puppet Craft – Kids can turn an ordinary paper bag into a magical character that will make learning extra fun! They’ll be able to express their creativity and put on fun puppet shows showing off their big imaginations.
Back To School Activities
Kids will have a fruitful learning experience with these free printable apple worksheets. This set has 3 engaging worksheets that revolve around the letter A and apples.
They’ll be able to improve their handwriting, recognize the letter A, and label the parts of an apple. These worksheets are a great way for kids to develop essential skills this school year!
Take your back to school pictures up a notch with these cute first day of school signs! They’re a cute way to commemorate what grade and year is beginning for you little learners. The signs are editable, so you can use them year to year.
These back to school preschool math centers offer a great opportunity for kids to practice color sorting, counting to ten, number recognition, and much more.
These free printables feature engaging, hands-on math activities specifically designed for preschool to kindergarten aged kids.
Get your kids prepared for the new school year ahead with this back to school sight word activity. This activity will help them become familiar with common words they’ll come across as they learn to read.
Being able to recognize sight words quickly and easily will give kids confidence in their reading skills.
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- Download the crayon template, edit it to add your child's name, print it, and cut it out.
- Begin by gluing the crayon wrapper to the bottom part of the top of the crayon craft.
- Take one of the crayon band pieces and glue it just below the mouth.
- Next, glue the eyes below the eyebrows and above the mouth.
- Glue the top of the crayon to a background piece of paper. Depending on how long the name is, you may need to top of the crayon to hang off the top of the background piece of paper or use a larger piece of paper.
- Next, glue the letters below the crayon wrapper to spell the child's name.
- Glue the other crayon band piece below the last letter of the child's name.
- Finish making the crayon by gluing the bottom of the crayon below the band piece.
- Complete the craft by cutting out the crayon from the background piece of paper.