The learning journey with your little one is officially starting! Document this adventure with this first day of school memory craft.
First Day of Preschool
Emotions may be running wild on the first day of preschool. It’s just the beginning of your learning journey together with your little one. Documenting this important day will help you to remember just how little your kid was when it all began.
Although this is far from your first day of teaching your kid, the first day of preschool may be your first ‘official’ day as a teacher and as a mom. You have taught your kid to sit up, walk, talk, and much more! Now you get to jump head first into teaching your kid in a more structured way.
With that being said, remember that playing IS learning.
Learning does not mean sitting at a table doing copy work all day.
Running around, sorting items, or finding treasures on a nature walk all help your preschooler to learn. Doing crafts like this first day of preschool craft can teach your preschooler many things!
This one craft incorporates getting a new sensory experience when the paint is put on her hand, spatial reasoning when deciding where to put the hand print, decision making when choosing what color to use, and relationship building while spending quality time with you!
Where to Find Preschool Resources
Homeschooling a preschooler doesn’t have to be hard. There are many fun activities, games, books, and advice out there to help you succeed.
We have a Homeschooling Preschool Curriculum that takes the guesswork out of homeschooling. Find this first day of school craft in the Homeschooling Preschool Curriculum Week 1: Back to School.
Your local library is also a huge asset when it comes to finding books or story time for your preschooler. Books and activities or crafts make a great learning experience.
Most preschool activities can be completed with items found around the house.
You may want to make an arts and crafts box to have on hand. When you come across an activity or craft that you want to do, you can pull down the box and have most (if not all) of the items you need at your fingertips and ready to go.
The Homeschooling Preschool Freebie Library is full of different activities and it is free to join! The library is constantly being added to so be sure to check back frequently! Sign up here to get access to the Freebie Library.
Items Needed for the First Day of School Craft
- Printable (found here in the freebie library)
- Paint or ink pad
- construction paper and glue (optional)
How to Make the First Day of School Craft
1 – Print off the First Day of Preschool Memory Craft template from the freebie library. Printing on cardstock will help your paper not to rip when it gets wet from the paint or ink.
2 – Have your kid choose which color(s) she wants her hand prints to be.
3 – Paint one hand and place it on the paper. Allow your kid to help choose the spot but remind her that both hands need to fit on the paper. If using an ink pad, roll the palm and fingers on the ink pad until coated. Place hand on the paper.
4 – Push on the hand and each finger individually to help get the print onto the paper.
5 – Repeat with the second hand.
6 – Add a date and age so you always remember your kid’s first day of preschool.
7 – Optional- Glue paper with handprints onto a piece of construction paper.
First Day of Preschool Craft
Starting school with your little one is a moment you will want to cherish forever. This easy first day of preschool craft will help you to remember just how little her hands were when your learning journey together officially started.