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FREE Printable Draw And Write Worksheets For Teachers: Back-To-School Theme

Updated on August 30, 2013

Reading, 'Riting, 'Rithmetic . . . And Drawing, Too!

The end of summer and return to school can feel sad, scary, exciting, and fun. It takes time for children to adjust to the changes they are experiencing.

The open-ended nature of Draw and Write Activities allows for freedom of expression and creativity, and eases students gently into the structure of school. This page contains 10 drawing and writing prompts about going back to school as the summer ends.

Select the activities you wish to use, copy and paste them into a document, customize as desired (font size, lines, heading, additional material, etc.), then print.

There are also six large Talk About It pictures to spark discussion about various aspects of returning to school. These may be viewed onscreen by small groups of children or printed out for display or activities.

At the end of the page you will find a variety of children's books related to the back-to-school theme, as well as links to other back-to-school pages on Squidoo.

Click here to go directly to the popular Goodbye Summer (What I Did This Summer) printable worksheet.

Image Credit - All images from Photobucket unless otherwise indicated

"The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting."

~ Plutarch

1) Back-To-School Butterflies

Draw It

Have you ever heard people talk about feeling butterflies in their stomach? They don't really have butterflies in their stomach! Their stomach feels fluttery inside because they are feeling nervous, scared, or excited. Do you feel butterflies in your stomach as you start the new school year? Draw some butterflies in the space below.

Write About It

The number of butterflies I drew is

I feel butterflies in my stomach when

Being in school today feels

This school year

When school is over for today I will

Talk About It
Talk About It

2) My New Classroom

Draw It

Look around your new classroom. Find something that you are curious about and draw it below.

Write About It

The thing I drew is

I am curious about it because

I wonder

The biggest thing I see in the room is

I think the smallest thing in the room is

3) My New Teacher

Draw It

What does your new teacher look like? Some teachers are women. Some teachers are men. Is your teacher a man or a woman? Draw your teacher.

Write About It

The name of my new teacher is

My teacher looks

My teacher sounds

I hope my teacher

My teacher reminds me of

Talk About It
Talk About It

4) Friends Old And New

Draw It

You may already know some of the other students in your class, or they may all be new to you. Do you see some old friends? Would you like to make some new friends? Draw at least one friend in the space below. It can be a friend you already know or a new friend you haven't met yet.

Write About It

I drew a friend who

My friend

I hope my friend

Having friends is

Talk About It
Talk About It

5) My Favorite Part Of School . . . And My Not-So-Favorite Part

Draw It

There is probably something you like about school. Draw it below. There is probably something you don't like about school. Draw that too!

Write About It

The thing I like most about school is

I like it because

The thing I don't like about school is

I don't like it because

I am happy that

I like to learn about

Talk About It
Talk About It

6) Goodbye Summer

Draw It

Did you take a trip to a special place this summer? Did you visit relatives? Did you swim or ride your bike? Draw something that you enjoyed doing during the summer.

Write About It

I drew a picture of

I enjoyed

The thing I like best about summer is

I will miss summer because

Draw some things you see or do in the fall (autumn) that you don't see or do in the summer.

Write About It

I drew

When I look at my autumn drawing I feel

I am looking forward to

I like when the weather is

The best thing about fall is

8) Getting To School

Draw It

Some children ride the bus to school. Some children ride in a car. Some children walk. Some children don't travel to school because they are homeschooled. How do you get to school? Draw it.

Write About It

I get to school by

The time it takes me to get to school is

On the way to school I

My school building is

Talk About It
Talk About It

Recess is a time to let your mind rest and to stretch and move your body. This helps you stay healthy and happy. What do you like to do during recess? What is your recess area like? Draw it below.

Write About It

The place we have recess is

During recess I

When it rains during recess

Sounds I hear during recess are

The best part about recess is

10) After School

Draw It

Some children go home right after school. Some children go to an after-school program or to a relative's or babysitter's house. Where do you go after school? Who else is at that place? Draw it below.

Write About It

After school I go to

Other people there are

My after-school snack is

My favorite thing to do after school is

Talk About It
Talk About It

Back To School Children's Books - On Amazon

Draw Write Now ~ Great For Homeschoolers!

Draw Write Now, Book 1-8
Draw Write Now, Book 1-8

We enjoyed using these terrific writing and drawing books during our homeschool years. They can be purchased separately or as a complete set. Topics include Animals Of The World, Animal Habitats, Storybook Characters, Autumn Harvest, Weather, The United States, Native Americans, Pilgrims, and Polar Regions.


Do you use Draw and Write worksheets in your classroom or home? Do you find the ones on this page useful and appropriate? Any suggestions to make them better? Thanks for your feedback!

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    • CherylsArt profile image

      Cheryl Paton 

      5 years ago from West Virginia

      I like the suggestions you gave for writing about what they have drawn.

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      6 years ago

      its too good!!! looking forward to more of these

    • Scarlettohairy profile image

      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Great resources. I think lots of homeschoolers will benefit from your expertise.

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      6 years ago

      Nice topic and lovely lens. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012-2. Hugs

    • sheilamarie78 profile image


      6 years ago from British Columbia

      Great to have some back to school ideas.

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      6 years ago

      Lots of great ideas. I miss homeschooling the younger ages...not that my 10th grader couldn't do some of these activities.

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      6 years ago

      Great lens with great ideas. Thanks

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      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      Cute Lens!


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