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3 Back to School Ideas

During the first week of school, you want to be teaching routines and expectations for your art class. I always like to ease into the school year with some simple, yet creative projects to get to know my students. I am going to share with you three fun Back-to-School ideas that you can try in your art classroom.

1. Creative Backpack

My students used the template created by Hey Art Mama to make these creative backpacks. (I do not receive compensation for linking to this shop.) I love how they all turned out so unique even though they started with the same shape.

2. About Me Cell Phones

We used the handouts from The Imagination Box by for this project. (I do not receive compensation for linking to this shop.) The kids decorated a cell phone with pictures about themselves.

3. My Favorite Things

This is great for the little kids. Use this activity to get to know your students and their favorite things. At the bottom is a space for the kids to write down the art room rules. This is great for the first day of art class for younger kids. Download the FREE handout at my shop!

If you like this idea, you may like some of the other handouts and ideas from my shop!

Art History Folded Petals with Personal Responses

6 Art Lessons to Start the Year Right!

Getting to Know You Handouts

Getting to Know You Handouts

My Art ABC Sketchbook

About Me Foldable Squash Book with Video

Back to School Sunglasses: What I Did This Summer

First Day of Art Activity

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About Marcia Beckett

Marcia is an elementary art teacher and loves painting, drawing, sculpture, art journaling and clay. Her blog, Art is Basic, features many exciting art projects for kids.

2 Responses to 3 Back to School Ideas

  1. Darci says:

    Thanks for sharing your B2S ideas. I use the cell phone template with my 4th grade as a getting to know you activity. Then they use rulers and draw their own self-portrait selfies. They really enjoy the activity. Wanted to share! I liked the post from BMA also!!! Thanks again.

  2. Love the flamingo picture, very funny )

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