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First Day Handprint Puzzle Freebie
First Day Handprint Puzzle Freebie
First Day Handprint Puzzle Freebie
First Day Handprint Puzzle Freebie
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This handprint puzzle activity makes a great keepsake and gives the parents a reason to sit with their child and hear all about their first day of school. This idea was inspired by the littlegiraffes website (which is no longer being updated) and is not my original idea. The poem was written by Angie Bonthuis www.ilovekindergarten.com/blog
The graphics are from Digiwebstudio and Scrappindoodles. TPT License # 64673
I will update this resource each year by changing the date on the poem. Thanks so much! Deanna Jump
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On  April 18, 2014Advanced Instruction Resources (TpT Seller) said:
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On  March 8, 2014,  Buyer said:
Thank you so much! The first day is such an important day!
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On  February 9, 2014,  Carrie S. said:
Super cute! Can't wait to see the 2014 one!
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On  January 5, 2014,  Buyer said:
I can't wait to do this next year, and for many years to come! thank you for the great idea!
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On  December 30, 2013Sharon Michenfelder (TpT Seller) said:
Fun idea to encourage parents to inquire about the day while letting their child "help" them put the puzzle together!
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On  December 30, 2013,  Buyer said:
How very cute! I am so sorry I missed this at the beginning of the year but I will be sure to include it next year...using the old fashioned cut and paste method for the year. Thank you.
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On  November 6, 2013,  Readwithus  said:
I am wondering if I can change it slightly to be a 'what we did on the first day of the new year' puzzle! Thanks a million!
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On  October 20, 2013,  Buyer said:
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On  August 24, 2013,  Buyer said:
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On  August 24, 2013,  Buyer said:
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On  August 13, 2013,  Erica W. said:
What a great first day activity! Thank you!
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On  August 7, 2013,  Gina J. said:
So cute! Thanks for the freebie! This will be a cute keepsake for my students!
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On  August 2, 2013,  Linda P. said:
So cute!!! Thank you for this great first day activity!
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Thank you for making this free!
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On  August 2, 2013Debbie Pierce (TpT Seller) said:
Thanks for this great idea! It will be priceless for many parents.
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On  August 2, 2013Juggling ELA  (TpT Seller) said:
I love this. We're doing a week of back to school freebies on our site and we're posting this product today at 5 pm EST.

https://www.facebook.com/TeacherMadeFreebies

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On  July 29, 2013Anna Lynn (TpT Seller) said:
Fun idea; I found the same puzzles on sale here for $4.72/8 pack. I think it's the same seller as the graphics are similar. S&H is $6.
http://make-jigsaw-puzzles.com/rectangle_puzzles.html

Or if you don't mind a 24-piece puzzle, they are on Oriental Trading for $9.25 for 24. That's more like what I can afford, with everything else I buy for my room!
http://www.orientaltrading.com/diy-puzzles-a2-57_6003-12-1.fltr?Ntt=puzzle
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On  July 21, 2013,  Buyer said:
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On  July 18, 2013,  Buyer said:
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On  July 18, 2013,  Buyer said:
I love this idea. My parents really enjoyed it last year and it was simple to create. Thanks for the idea.
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I now know what I am doing on my first day! Thank you!
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On  July 14, 2013The Constant Kindergartener (TpT Seller) said:
Lovely first day activity! Parents and kids are going to love it :)
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Thank you for sharing your work! :)
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On  June 20, 2013MLBenefield (TpT Seller) said:
Going to try this on card stock for the first day. Can wait to see how it turns out.
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On  June 19, 2013,  Jurodell B. said:
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On  June 18, 2013,  Buyer said:
Love this one - every year! Thank you!
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On  June 10, 2013Jenny Edwards (TpT Seller) said:
Precious! Thank you, Jenny Edwards
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On  June 10, 2013,  Buyer said:
Really cute idea!!!
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On  May 28, 2013,  Ellen A. said:
great idea I hope to to try it.Will wait for the update. will order puzzles now
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On  August 13, 2013,  Amanda F. asked:
Hi Deanna,
Is there a Spanish version of this?
Thanks!
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On  August 16, 2013Deanna Jump answered:
no. So sorry!
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On  August 27, 2012,  Buyer asked:
Hi Deanna..
I teach a special needs classroom that has children in first, second and third grade. I was wondering if on the handprint poem you could add for third grade or just make it general to say September 2012, and perhaps "your favorite little kid" ...doesn't matter which. Thank you for so many wonderful ideas!
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On  August 29, 2012Deanna Jump answered:
Hi There, I will try to do that this weekend. Thanks!
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On  August 18, 2012,  Buyer asked:
Thank you for sharing such a cute idea, Deanna!! I hope you will update this one each year :). Please tell me what the name of the cute font used on 'Kindergarten 2012' is? Thanks!
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On  November 6, 2012Deanna Jump answered:
Hi There, Yes! I will update it each year. The font is from KPM Doodles. :)
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On  August 8, 2012,  Buyer asked:
Deanna, Thanks so much for changing the wording on the poem. I can't wait to use it with my first graders!
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On  August 9, 2012Deanna Jump answered:
You are welcome! :)
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On  August 5, 2012,  Buyer asked:
On your poem for the first grade, it says "from your favorite kindergarten child". I wasn't sure if it was meant to say that...if it is, would it be possible to put "from your favorite first grade child"? Love the idea!!!
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On  August 5, 2012Deanna Jump answered:
Hi There, If you download it you will get the correct version. I fixed it after the thumbnails were added. Thanks! :)
On  August 3, 2012ilovekindergarten (TpT Seller) asked:
Hey, Deanna! Remember me? I was a practitioner at ITeachK with you and had my picture taken with you at the Bloggers meet up. You were so sweet.
Anyway, I wanted to let you know that the poem you are using here was one I wrote about 12 years ago. No big deal (Shari Sloane had it in her packet last year at ITeachK and was so sweet about it when I told her it was mine)...I just thought I would let you know. Feel free to use it. :)

Thanks!
Angie Bonthuis
www.ilovekindergarten.com/blog
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On  August 3, 2012Deanna Jump answered:
Hi Angie, So sorry! I gave credit to the wrong person. :(
I remembered it being on The Little Giraffes website. I will change the credit info. Thanks so much for letting me know. Sorry about that!
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On  July 31, 2012,  Suzanne S. asked:
Wht a fun classroom! I really like the phonogram cards you use. Are they in your TpT store?
thanks,
Suzanne
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On  August 1, 2012Deanna Jump answered:
HI Suzanne, They aren't available at this time. However, if you try Heidisongs.com she has a great set! Thanks, Deanna
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On  July 30, 2012,  Buyer asked:
I am excited to use your freebie! I picked up puzzle packs in the dollar section of A.C. Moore today (3 per pack for $1)!! Would you be willing to add a "2nd grader" poem please? THANK YOU!!
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On  July 31, 2012Deanna Jump answered:
Yes! I will add that this evening. :)
On  July 28, 2012christinakd (TpT Seller) asked:
What size puzzle did you buy? I cannot find a pack of puzzles sold, just individual puzzles and they have two that come in 12 pieces.

Thanks, Christina
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On  July 28, 2012Deanna Jump answered:
Hi Christina, Here's the link. It is the third one from the bottom. They come in a pack of 8. :)
http://www.compozapuzzle.com/a-b-sizes.htm#12MB1
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On  July 26, 2012,  Buyer asked:
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Is there anyway you could include a pre kindergarten version?

Thanks for sharing all of your creative ideas!
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On  July 26, 2012Deanna Jump answered:
HI There,
I included it. :) Thanks!
On  July 24, 2012Denise Trainor (TpT Seller) asked:
Deanna,
I was wondering if the wording on the first grade page is different than shown-- It still says "kindergarten kid" in the message!
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On  July 24, 2012Deanna Jump answered:
I fixed the download. Have you downloaded it?
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On  July 24, 2012,  Lena W. asked:
Thank you for the freebie. Not quite sure how to use it without a purchased puzzle...is it basically just a label to print if you can make or buy a puzzle? Is there a chance you can add a printable puzzle that can be used as a master to make the puzzles ourselves?
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On  July 29, 2012Deanna Jump answered:
Hi, in the directions it tells you where to purchase the blank puzzles or how you can make one yourself using cardstock. thanks
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