If you read the adorable book The Kissing Hand, by Aurdrey Penn, you're familiar with Chester an anxious little raccoon. Since he is such an endearing character for children, I thought I'd incorporate him into some fun hand's-on shape games and activities.
This packet will be FREE for an entire year, after which time it will be included in my jumbo Kissing Hand (Raccoon-Themed) Shape Packet available in my TpT shop. Click on the link to pop on over.
These "shapely apples" can be used as anchor chart posters, large flashcards, a bulletin board, and assessment tools. Make extra sets and use them for independent centers and games. Children can also choose their favorite shape and make a shapely apple of their own. A shape attributes worksheet is also included.
This is a quick, easy and fun apple-themed game to play with your students, to whole-group assess spatial directions.
I designed the folder flip files, as a way to introduce early elementary students to doing research and putting facts that they find interesting into their own words. These are a great precursor to reports that they'll later be writing.
Here's a quick, easy and fun writing prompt for back to school. Completed projects look awesome dangling from the ceiling, swirling and twirling as they wave so long to summer, and hello to a brand new school year.
This is a quick, easy and fun back to school activity. Students color their calculator their favorite color, and then complete the writing prompt: "By my calculations it's going to be a great year because..." Add a school photo for the finishing touch. Completed projects make a sweet bulletin board.
This is a wonderful extension after reading The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn. The packet includes large 8x10 number cards from 0-10, with a blank one to program with higher numbers. Use these as flashcards or to play games with. There's also a 0-10 mini booklet for students to trace, write and put lipstick-ers on, to show "how many" in the group/set, along with a blank page to reinforce larger numbers. There are also trace and write worksheets for numbers 0-100.
Review a variety of standards with these cute raccoon sliders. Packet includes sliders for shapes, upper and lowercase letters, numbers to 20, plus skip counting strips for 2's, 3's, 5's, and 10's. This FREEBIE is part of my jumbo Kissing Hand (Raccoon-themed) packet in my TpT shop. For your convenience, I've included a preview in this FREE packet.
This apple icebreaker is a fun way to get to know your students. So that your kiddos can get to know you too, make sure you make a personal sample. Packet includes the writing prompt template, plus a blank one for you to fill in with whatever. This actiity will be FREE for an entire year(!) after which time it will be up-dated and put into my 20-page "Fall Writing Prompts Craftivity packet."