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Monday, June 27, 2011

Fun Kissing Hand Handprint Puzzle for the 1st Day of School

I just saw the activity below on Little Giraffe's web site and decided I have to do it next year. I love to read The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn to my students. I looked for blank puzzles, but found them to be way too expensive to have to buy year after year. I searched ebay and found a Sizzix jigsaw puzzle die for only $6.99, which was less than the cost of the puzzles I could buy for one year. Now, I can't wait to do this activity! I created a printable with the poem to go along with it.





Kissing Hand Puzzle Poem
***Update--Tammy asked for a copy of this poem for first grade students, so here's a link for the printable in case anyone else would like to use it. Great idea, Tammy!

4 comments:

  1. I can't wait to use this! How very adorable it is!

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  2. Thanks for the idea! We have blank puzzles in the classroom that I think will be perfect!

    On another note, I read through your blogging tips (I'm very very new at this) and I thought I could ask a question. I can only comment under my google account when the comments are a popup box. Why would that be? So, if it's a possibility, I post anonymously. Any ideas?

    Thanks!
    Sheri
    kindergarten-roundup

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  3. Where did you get the sticker?

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    1. This idea was pinned from Pinterest, but I got the same stickers in my copy of The Kissing Hand book. You could probably make some though or just use a heart sticker.

      Blessings,
      Marlana
      Lil' Country Kindergarten
      Kindergarten Network

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