Drawing, writing and crafting have long been used by health professionals to help kids make sense of life events. Visual pastimes work wonders in preparing them for school too, which is why we’ve produced these activity books for you to use with your child. As kids draw and scrapbook away, they will think about starting big school, name any feelings they may have, and (hopefully) feel more settled with the experience.

A picture book about me
Kids can draw about their home, their friends and even their favourite things. Complete this book with your child and have them give it to their new teacher before the first day of school. It’s a really good way to kick start a strong teacher-student connection.

I am starting school
This book enables your child anticipate the changes ahead as they draw different aspects of their school environment. Kids will prepare mentally about starting school, become familiar with their new routine, and feel more comfortable about being away from home. Read it regularly in the lead up to school.

My first week at school
Your child can fill in each day of their first school week using this book. Kids can celebrate and reflect on milestones and positive experiences. It’s also perfect for that first day photo and is a lovely keepsake too!

Start using our Starting School activity books today!