Two’s Day Activities for First and Second Grade Teachers

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Let’s Celebrate Two’s Day!

Are you ready to celebrate Two’s Day? It will soon be here on February 22, 2022! Today I’m sharing ideas for first and second-grade teachers! Stick with me, there are a couple of freebies too! To check out all of the Two’s Day activities, click HERE or on any of the pictures.

Two's Day Banner to hang in  your classroom for 2's Day.

Make it a Dress Up Day!

TWIN DAY- Have your students dress up like twins OR let them know what you will be wearing and they can be a twin with you.

CRAZY SOCK DAY- Have students wear a “pair” of crazy socks to school.

TWO’S DAY CROWNS AND NECKLACE- When your students come in for the day, have them make a two’s day crown and/or necklace.

Two's Day Crown and Necklaces

Snacks that Come in Pairs

Who doesn’t love a good snack on special days like 2’s Day?  Here are some snacks that come in pairs or would just make a good snack!

  • Cookies/Milk (they just go together right?)
  • Twix
  • Kit-Kat
  • Twinkies (or other Little Debbie snacks that come in pairs)
  • Popsicles

Play Two’s Day Games

Games are always a go-to in my classroom!  Better yet, games that they already know how to play is a huge bonus.  I’ve created 4 different board games for Two’s Day and they are all inspired by games your students probably already know how to play!

  • Memory (find things that go together- ex: peanut butter and jelly)
  • Candyland (Don’t be Late for Two’s Day- be the first to get to school)
  • Snakes and Ladders 
  • Bump (Roll 2 die and add them together)

Two's Day Games including Candyland, Memory, Chutes and Ladders, and Bump

TIME CAPSULE

This is a FAVORITE!  Students create a Time Capsule on 2-22-22 and then they open it on 3-3-33.  How fun is that?

Two's Day Activities

GET UP AND MOVE!

Get your students up and moving for fun or for a Brain Break!  I have a video with 10 different exercises and they have to do each one 22 times!  That can be pretty hard!  See who is up for the challenge.  Here is a sample of the video where each slide is only a few seconds.  On the original one, you can choose from each slide playing for 20, 25, or 30 seconds.

DOG DIRECTED DRAWING

I absolutely LOVE doing directed drawings.  They always turn out so adorable.  This directed drawing starts with the number 2 and will turn into a dog when finished.  Step-by-step instructions are included and then students get to name their dog as well!

Two's Day Directed drawing of a dog with step-by-step directions

READING BUDDIES

Grab a partner and read some books!  I always loved when I did book buddies with another classroom teacher.  Every Wednesday morning we would meet in a classroom and our students would read together.  This helped them make new friends, practice reading and helped them become more fluent readers.  You can do this same thing on Two’s Day!  Buddy up with a classmate or a different classroom.  Oh, and I have special bookmarks for them too!  Get it HERE!

Two's Day free bookmark for buddy reading

WOULD YOU RATHER…

A good round of Would You Rather is a great way to verbally talk about opinions.  It’s another partner activity that plays well into Two’s Day.  When students partner up, one will be a “cookie” and one will be “milk”.  The Would You Rather slides have either a cookie or milk on them.  This shows students who will answer that specific question.  We always share a few responses and they have to tell their opinion and give a reason.

Two's Day Activities Would you Rather Powerpoint game

PHONICS PUZZLES

Get in some phonics practice on Two’s Day!  I have 7 different phonics puzzles that students absolutely love to do!  It’s great practice and fun too!

  • Short Vowels
  • Blends
  • Digraphs
  • Silent E
  • Long Vowels
  • Diphthongs
  • R-Controlled Vowels

Two's Day Phonics Puzzles including short vowels, blends, digraphs, silent e, long vowels, diphthongs, and r-controlled vowels

NO-PREP ACTIVITIES

Of course, no-prep activities are a great go-to when you are crunched for time.  I have a few fun activities that are quick and easy to get ready.

  • Race to 100- Students play with a partner and roll 2 die and then add 2 to the sum.  They color in that many places.  The first one to 100 wins.
  • Picture Take Two- Students work with a partner.  They each draw a picture and then the other one has to try to draw the same exact picture as their partner.
  • What is it?- Students will start with the number 2 and make a drawing out of it.  There are 3 different options.
  • When I am 22- Students will have fun filling out the doodle page of what they will be like when they are 22 years old.
  • 220 Exercises- Do 22 of each exercise.  They will be tired!
  • $222 Writing- What would you do with $222?

Two's Day No-Prep Activities

WORD SEARCH FREEBIE

Yay!  You made it to the end!  I have two freebies for you today.  There is a Word Search and the Buddy Reading Bookmarks.  I hope you have the most amazing Two’s Day!  

Two's Day Word Search Freeb

If you liked these Two’s Day ideas, you will also love my 100th Day of School Activities.  Check out this BLOG POST to learn more!

Jennie

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