Back-to-school time is here! And, every teacher on the planet is wondering how in the world they are going to get it all done! When your kiddos hit your door, you need simple things they can do right away, and busy boxes are the perfect way to make that happen! These back-to-school themed busy boxes are ready to print and use! You can get them ready in no time, and your kiddos will love them! (HINT: You can also use them as busy bags, quiet time bins, morning tubs, table activities, or center activities! They are very versatile!)
Back-to-School Busy Box #1: Letter Tracing
Just print, cut, and laminate these letter-tracing cards and they are ready to use! Add some dry erase markers, and you’re all set! Want to know why I’ve got pom poms with mine? Click HERE to find out!
Back-to-School Busy Box #2: Number Tracing
The prep for this number tracing busy box is exactly the same as the letter tracing activity! But… the awesome thing about THIS busy box is that it is FREE in my TPT store!
Back-to-School Busy Box #3: Crayon-Themed Counting
This counting busy box is easy to prep and fun to use! First, you’ll need to decide if you want the set with empty ten frames or the set with picture support. (This entirely depends on your kiddos and what they need!) After you print, cut, and laminate the cards, you’ll just need to decide what counters you want you kiddos to use. I love these mini-erasers because they’re so colorful! but, you can also use beans, blocks, pom poms, beads… Really anything you have on hand that will fit on the ten frames will work!
Back-to-School Busy Box #4: Color Matching Puzzles
These color matching puzzles only have to be printed, laminated, and cut! Plus, there are three different sets to make differentiating easy!
One set has matching pencils, so you kiddos are just matching the ones that look the same. One set has a pencil and a color word, but the word is in color. And one set has a pencil and a color word with the word in black. So, you can use this with younger kiddos who are just learning to match colors or with older kiddos who are learning the color words!
Back-to-School Busy Box #5: Color Match & Clip
This color-matching busy box is similar to the color matching puzzles, but this one adds in some fine motor skills as well! After you print, cut, and laminate the cards, you’ll just need to add some clips to the box. I like to use clothespins, but binder clips work too!
Hint: Put stickers behind the correct answer on the back of the card to make them self-checking!
These are also super easy to use if you need to individualize the activity for your kiddos! There are four different sets, so you can choose the one that works the best for you and your class!
Back-to-School Busy Box #6: ABC Punch
This busy box doesn’t even have to be laminated! Just print and cut the letters you want your kiddos working on, add a hole punch, and you’re ready to go! You can choose between matching lowercase letters, uppercase letters, or lowercase and uppercase letters!
Back-to-School Busy Box #7: Crayon Names
I think this busy box is probably my favorite! It’s editable, so you can type your kiddos names onto the crayon boxes! Then you can print, cut, and laminate the boxes and the crayons you need, and you kids can practice spelling their names and their friends’ names!
All of these busy boxes are available in my TPT store, and they’re all only $1 each!! Well, except for the FREE one!! You can use the links below to go grab yours today!
Or you can them all in one big bundle!!
What are your favorite back-to-school activities? I’d love to hear your ideas!!