Best Back-to-School Programs for Class of 2023

Almost like clockwork, as the northern hemisphere wakes up from a long, lazy summer, I notice a big jump in user enquiries, not to mention a huge spike in website traffic.

And, at this time of year, it is only natural that most of this bounce in traffic and enquiries relates to the return of school and classes.

It must be time to think (again) about back-to-school activity ideas.

A quick search for the words back to school inside playmeo confirms that we have been helping teachers plan these sorts of programs for many, many years.

It would be easy to rehash some of this curriculum and pass it off as new, but the truth is, there is nothing new or surprising about activity ideas that actually work to help students form relationships with new friends and strenghten relationships with old friends.


Back to School Activity Ideas & Content


The list below provides a quick overview of the breadth and depth of content playmeo has curated over the last 11+ years when it comes to helping teachers welcome back their students in a fun, engaging and inviting way.

But, don’t be fooled – it’s more than just fun and games.

The framing for all of this content is intended to help you, dear educator, invite your students to play, interact, share and build trust like you (or they) have never done before.

Critically, all of this interaction helps to build stronger school communities, not to mention an environment in which students are more likely to step outside their comfort zones, ie to stretch their educational possibilities.

Here are a few of our most popular back-to-school posts, ready for you to embrace at the start of the 2023 school year:


What Students Need Coming Back to School

The start of the school year is a great time to focus on relationships and the daily rhythms of school.

Connecting Students

A few prompts to help you not get lost in the rush to return to learning.

Back to School Ideas that Help Students Connect

Three quick and easy program templates you can use right now to welcome your students back to school and help them connect.

Back to School Activity Ideas Lessons #1, #2, #3, #4 and #5

First impressions count, so it’s important to plan how you would like your students to interact as soon as they are welcomed back because it will set them up for success (or otherwise) for the rest of the year.


Need Help Planning Your Back to School Program?


If you’re a member of playmeo, you are welcome to reach out to me at any time to schedule a free 1:1 support call to discuss & workshop activity ideas that you could use to meet your unique start-of-school needs.

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