The first day of school is just around the corner. Kids are anxious and excited at the same time and parents are gearing up for another year of steady (sometimes crazy and hectic) school routines. Here are some coloring pages to get your school-aged children in the spirit of learning and education. And parents, you’ll find some helpful tips on back to school preparation.
Coloring Page #1: Back to School Backpack and School Supplies
Nothing gets a child more excited about school than a brand new backpack, which they personally chose, filled with fresh unused pencils, erasers, crayons and notebooks. One of my favorite memories as a kid is accompanying my mom at the store to buy new school supplies a week before school starts. Having all these new stuff for school gives your child motivation and inspiration (at least for the first few days until the novelty wears off) and hopefully it will carry on into the rest of the school year.
Coloring Page #2: Alarm Clock
Going back to school also means changes in kids’ sleeping habits. An earlier bedtime, compared to what they were used to during summer, will ensure a well-rested, alert child in the classroom. The alarm clock is a good old reliable friend that will make sure you won’t be late for school. Hard at is may, try not to hit that snooze button!
Coloring Page #3: School Bus
The ever dependable school bus will once again be very visible on the road. For school bus riders, it will be a chance to catch up with old friends from the neighborhood en route to school and exchange memorable summer adventures.
Coloring Page #4: ABC’s and 123’s
For younger schoolchildren, especially kindergarteners and first-graders, it is advantageous to get them ready for the challenges of learning by introducing them or brushing up their knowledge of the alphabet and numbers. Knowing how to write their name is a plus! They will surely be more motivated to keep up when they are already familiar with the basics.
Coloring Page #5: New Friends
Of course, one essential thing that get children excited for school is not only the chance to see their old friends, but to make new ones! They are just itching to be in the company of kids their own age, after a summer of mostly just spending time with mom or dad, or maybe an older/younger sibling. Because after all, friends are what makes school a lot of fun. Aside from learning amazing things, of course!
Printable #1: Spot What’s Wrong
Printable #2: Which Do Not Belong?
Printable #3: Hidden Words