Are your kids excited about the first day of school? Here’s a fun way to commemorate it!
With this adorable pencil-shaped first day of school printable book, you can capture your kid’s back-to-school excitement and preserve some sweet memories.
Be sure to check out all our back to school activities that will get kids excited about returning to the classroom!
Printable Pencil Craft
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Inside the book, they can write their name, age, grade, teacher’s name, and school. They could also write about their favorite part of the day or their favorite subject! Or how about writing about their routine along with any new friends they made that day?
We have included a template for you that includes a preschool-3rd grade book cover. Keep reading below to see exactly how to make this fun craft with your kids and how easily it comes together.
This is a great project for the kiddos to do at home or in the classroom, so grab the template and a few supplies to get to crafting!
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Hole punch
- Pencil template (enter your email in the form at the end of the post to get the template)
Download the pencil template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the lead tip to the top of the pencil top piece.
Glue the completed tip to the front of the book piece.
Next, glue the eraser to the bottom of the front of the book piece. Place the metal band above the eraser and glue it in place.
Position the book title in the middle of the pencil.
Take the blank page or writing page and glue it to the middle of the back of the book piece.
Place the two pencil pieces together and hole punch them in the middle of the lead tip. Push a brad through the hole and spread the brad along the back side.
Open up and let kids draw a picture or write a sentence!
Be sure to browse our extensive collections of kids’ crafts while you’re here. There are sure to be a few that your kiddos will love making this school year!
Welcome Back To School Theme
Looking for some fun crafts and activities to welcome kids back to school? We’ve got you covered! We have some great projects and printables to bring in the new academic year, so keep reading below for some ideas!
Choose something to do with your kids to make this time of year even more special for them.
School Themed Books For Kids
As a parent, you want your child to have the best possible start in life. And one of the simplest ways to help ensure that is by reading books to them.
Reading to children from an early age can have a significant impact on their development. It can help build vocabulary, improve language skills, and increase their ability to concentrate and focus.
The next time you’re looking for a fun and engaging activity to share with your little ones, grab a book and start 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 For Kids
Crafting is an enriching activity that not only allows kids to express their creativity, but also refine their fine motor skills, learn to follow directions, and enhance their problem-solving skills.
Kids are proud to show off their finished products, and this fosters a sense of accomplishment and boosts their self-esteem. Embrace the back-to-school season by adding in some fun crafts.
Crayon Paper Bag Puppet – Your little artists can create their own unique crayon character with this cute craft! It’s a fantastic way for them to express their creativity, and have a cool new buddy to tell about their back-to-school adventures. So grab some craft supplies and let’s make this school year vibrant with color!
Apple Core Craft – Take a bite out of this apple! This craft is a great way to help kids with fine motor skills and scissor practice as they cut and paste the pieces of the apple core together. It’s another great project using a paper plate as the canvas.
Photo Bus Craft – Kids will become the star of this craft riding the school bus on its back to school route. It’s a great keepsake to cherish those first day of school memories. So hop on board!
Worm in Apple Craft – Kids can create a wiggly worm coming out of a juicy apple with this cute paper craft. It’s great for back to school time, and makes for a cute decoration they can hang up!
Back To School Activities For Kids
Capture those precious first day of school moments with our editable first day of school signs! These cute signs can be customized with your child’s grade and school year.
They make the perfect prop for adorable back-to-school photos, and you’ll cherish these memories for years to come.
Play a game of I Spy with these school I Spy printables! They’re a fun way to get kids excited to go back to school when they hunt for various school items on 3 easy printables counting numbers 1-5 and 3 hard printables counting 6-10. Kids will be able to practice counting and using their observation skills.
These back to school preschool math centers are a perfect way for kids to practice color sorting, counting to ten, number recognition, and more! These free printables include hands-on math activities that are designed for kids ages 3 to 6.
Get kids ready for the school year ahead with these back to school tracing worksheets. These activities can help kids learn basic skills needed in school like how to hold a pencil and write.
The tracing worksheets are filled with 10 school themed objects for kids to trace and color.
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More Summer Activities For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Hole punch
- Pencil template
- Download the pencil template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the lead tip to the top of the pencil top piece.
- Glue the completed tip to the front of the book piece.
- Next, glue the eraser to the bottom of the front of the book piece. Place the metal band above the eraser and glue it in place.
- Position the book title in the middle of the pencil.
- Take the blank page or writing page and glue it to the middle of the back of the book piece.
- Place the two pencil pieces together and hole punch them in the middle of the lead tip. Push a brad through the hole and spread the brad along the back side.
- Open up and let kids draw a picture or write a sentence!