School is starting soon! These resources have Spanish activities for the first day of school. They can certainly be used at other times during the year too.
First is a printable resource book with a variety of Spanish activities for the first day of school. It is made available to teachers by the Consejería de Educación of Andalucía and has material for all elementary school grades. The activities are designed to help students get to know each other, establish a positive classroom atmosphere and review basic study skills. The book has 114 pages of activities at different levels, but you can select and print pages that are useful to you.
Resource book of Spanish Activities for the First Day of School
Cuaderno de Orientación y Tutoría
This is a great list of games for the first day of class with descriptions of each (in Spanish). I have done variations of La pelota preguntona using music as the signal to stop passing the ball. It has always worked well. I have also used La Estrella and the students had fun with it.
Games and other Spanish activities for the first day of school
Juegos y dinámicas para los primeros días de clase
Finally, I do an activity with gustar with kids at a variety of levels. It lets them share personal information and gets them speaking Spanish right away. You can find a description and the printables for these Spanish activities for the first day of school here: Activity with Gustar and Pictures Lets Kids Share Information in Spanish
What are your favorite Spanish activities for the first day of school?