Hobby Lobby - Homeroom hits a home run with this rainbow-riffic crayon wreath. Built on a pair of wooden embroidery hoops, it features rows and rows of crayons, all held in place with hot glue. It's the perfect gift for any teacher.
A cute little hat students can make at the end of their first day back to school :) (Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade included) Other hat sets you may like: First Week Hats Alphabet Hats Last Day Hats
B is for Butterfly! Watercolor Butterfly from coffee filter and pipe cleaner. Color on coffee filter with washable markers and lay out in the rain, then dry and put pipe cleaner in the middle to make a butterfly!
To spray paint clothespins (or similar things), clip them onto an old cardboard box and tape the flaps up. they'll dry there and you won't have to worry about waiting for one side to dry at a time. Might use clothes pins for my traffic light next year!
One of our favorite games is Beat the Clock. Very little prep and the kids love competing against their own time. Sometimes we do letter names and sometimes sounds. -could do this with sight words in Grade 1