Whether you are a new kindergarten teacher or a seasoned teacher in need of fresh ideas, here are some helpful Tips for the First Day of Kindergarten.

On the first day of kindergarten, it is critical to teach, demonstrate, and reinforce school and classroom policies and procedures. All activities should revolve around these essential guidelines, as they are the cornerstone of a successful academic year. By ensuring that your little learners have a thorough understanding of the policies and procedures, the rest of the school year will be much smoother and more manageable.

Day 1

Here are some activities that I loved to do with my students the first day of kindergarten. Feel free to incorporate or adjust them according to your preferences and needs. Remember, these are just ideas – there’s no one right way to kick off the school year!


Here is another whole-group, classroom management song…if you wish. ✨I am not sure, but i think the original author of this song may be Heidi Butkis from HeidiSongs! #kindergartenchaos #backtoschool2022 #kindergarten #classroommanagement

♬ original sound – Kindergarten Chaos ✏️Abbie




Final Cleanup


I’m compiling all of these chants & songs into 1 place for everyone to access. 😍What is your favorite way to access my content? 💬 Website?💻 Newsletter?📧 Instagram? TpT?🏫 #kindergartenchaos #musicintheclassroom #chants #kindergarten #teachertips #tiktokteacher

♬ original sound – Kindergarten Chaos ✏️Abbie

I have been getting requests for songs/chants for lining up and this is a super simple one. Make sure your students k ow your expectations for lining up and walking in the hallways, etc. #kindergartenchaos #musicintheclassroom #teachertips #tiktokteacher Do you have a line-up song? Please stitch this video and share!

♬ original sound – Kindergarten Chaos ✏️Abbie

Wow!!! What a busy first day of Kindergarten! It can be challenging for both you as the teacher and your little learners. To ensure a smooth day, don’t forget to leave time to handle unexpected situations and interruptions, and avoid over-planning. Flexibility is key!

The most important teaching tip for the first day: consistently teach, model, and review rules and procedures!! This will set you and your little learners up for a successful kindergarten school year.

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