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.
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