This could be an awesome activity to keep the students busy while you take care of the first day paperwork.

Teambuilding: Tinfoil and Pipe Cleaner Challenge that your kids will love!fun first day of youth, or a camp ice breaker. I love that this helps build imagination in kids!

What's your name? Fitness activity for kids. Your kids will get a workout without realizing it when you make fitness into a fun game.

Spell Your Name Workout - What's Your Name? Fitness Activity Printable for Kids

What's Your Name? Fitness Activity Printable for Kids What's your name? Fitness activity for kids. Your kids will get a workout without realizing it when you make fitness into a fun game.

Money name/spelling word challenge. Could adjust the values for different age groups

Add up spelling words to see which is the most/least expensive. - Who can find the most expensive word in the dictionary? - Using an atlas, find the most/least expensive country

Pattern-a-Shape - no prep art lesson perfect for substitutes! Math-connected - work with shape and pattern

Art Lesson Patterns and Shapes Math Integrated

Why Didn’t I Think of That? 5 Classroom Tips and Tricks | The Teaching Excellence Program

Why Didn’t I Think of That? 5 Classroom Tips and Tricks

This could be adapted to suit my class! (via Team V’s First Grade Fun: “I’m Done” Cups) Students pick a stick from the “I’m Done” cup and work on an activity when they are finished with their work. Teachers can range the activities depending on the grade.

Word race. In teams students write a word, then the next student writes a different word that starts with the last letter of the word written before.

Word Race

WORD RACE -Divide students into 3 or 4 teams (depending on how big your whiteboard is) & line them up in front of the white board. -Write one word on the board for each team. -One person from each team w.

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