Back to School Classroom Scavenger Hunt and Giveaway

free first day of school activity

Can you believe it's back 2 school time already?  This is one of my favorite times of the year - new school supplies, new classroom decor, new students - a whole year of new possibilities.

To help you prepare for the first day of school with your new kiddos, I'm sharing my Back to School Classroom Scavenger Hunt. I love this activity because it gives kids the chance to explore their new classroom.  It's a fun, get em' up and moving, way to teach your brand new students where important stuff is located in the classroom.  And it serves as a great icebreaker too since they work in partners.  

Plus, it's editable so you can customize it to fit your classroom needs!!

Download it for FREE right HERE.   

Help your students learn their way around their new classroom. 

Students will search around the room to find where things are located.

This activity is one of the first things we do each year, after discussing rules and expectations of course.  I randomly pair students up to work and set them off to explore their new domain.  The hunt usually takes about 30 minutes and then we discuss each item and what they noticed around the room.  This usually leads to a great discussion about other classroom procedures as well like cleanliness, pencil sharpening, bathroom breaks and more!!

Enjoy!!  Happy first day back to reality everyone!!


  1. The scavenger hunt is a great way to get kids comfortable with their new room. I've done a textbook scavenger hunt with my high school students. Have a great year!

  2. Thanks so much for the scavenger hunt. I look forward to trying it out!

  3. This is great. Thank you for allowing editing. I adjusted it for my school and classroom. This will be great!!!!


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