The Kissing Hand Thematic Unit

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Perfect for Kindergarten or Early First Graders

Inspired by the Book: The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
Nocturnal Animals included in this unit.

Color Word Color by Number: Students simply read the color word and color the corresponding number until the entire picture is colored.

Handwriting Practice: There are several choices for this handwriting and "Kissing Hand" simple art activity. All of the choices include the partial sentence, "This kissing hand belongs to _______." Students write their name to complete the sentence.
This is written in a tracer, trainer block lettering format.
* In the first option, after the handwriting practice -- students simply color the hand and the heart that is on the lower portion of the paper.
* In the next option, after the handwriting practice -- students color the hand and glue a heart in the center of the hand. There are black and white or red hearts available in this unit OR you might choose to cut out hearts on the dye-cut ahead of time.
* The final option, after the handwriting practice -- the space on the lower portion is blank. Students can trace their hand and draw or glue a heart in the center. Again you could cut out hands on the dye-cut ahead of time.

Handwriting - Nocturnal Animal Handwriting Practice:
There are several pictures of nocturnal animals labeled on the upper portion of the paper. On the lower portion, written in the tracer, trainer block format is the partial sentence: "My favorite nocturnal is the _______." Students trace the words and then choose one of the animals to complete the sentence. This is also good practice at copying from a written word as they will be able to copy from the labeled animals.

Raccoon Fact Booklet:
There are a total of 8, 1/4-sized pages that make up this booklet. Each printout has four pages on it.
The final page comes in two options depending on student level.
* Option One - Partial sentence that students complete. "If I had a pet raccoon I would ______________."
* Option Two - Two partial sentences - "If I had a pet raccoon I would feed it lots of _____." (Students can copy from a previous page in the booklet where it tells what raccoons eat. Second partial sentence -- "I would name it ________." Students can choose a name for their pet raccoon.

Math - Nocturnal Animals Cut and Paste:
Two levels to choose from. Level One - numbers 1-6. Level Two - numbers 5-10. Students simply count the nocturnal animals and paste the corresponding number in the square.

Math - Count and Circle Counting and Number Cards:These make a great center. Print them out on cardstock and laminate for durability. With a dry-erase or Vis-a-vis marker, students count the stars and circle the correct number.

Math - Count and Circle Practice Sheet or Assessment: This handout is a perfect follow-up to the number cards. Students simply count the stars and circle the correct number.

Other Thematic Units available at Cricket Classroom Creations:

Thematic Unit: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Thematic Unit: If You Give a Moose a Muffin

Thematic Unit - If You Give a Cat a Cupcake

Thematic Unit - If You Give a Pig a Pancake

Thematic Unit - Arachnids and Insects

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