## More Common Core Kissing Hand Activities

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Since all of The Kissing Hand Activities have been such popular downloads, I decided to make a few more activities to review all sorts of Common Core State Standards

The first packet has to do with the alphabet.  I've included large 5x7 upper and lowercase letter cards that you can use as flashcards or for Memory Match or "I Have; Who Has?" games.

Make an extra set; cut them apart, and use them for an ABC puzzle center.  I've included a tip list of all sorts of other things you can do with the cards, including a "Kaboom" game.

There are also mini cards.  Run them off and have students arrange them in alphabetical order, or don't cut them apart, and make the lowercase worksheet into an "I Spy" game board. Students color their uppercase heart-tiles and cut them apart.

Choose a student to call out a letter.  Students find the uppercase letter heart-tile and place it over the lowercase letter hand on their game board.  You can also have them glue them down.

I've also included several assessments, a recording sheet, plus 2 trace and write worksheets

The next packet is all about numbers.  There's a counting booklet for numbers 0-10, with a blank sheet to program with larger numbers.

Have students show "how many" with stickers, or X's (kisses) to show the group/set for each number.

Students trace the numbers and number words.   If you want to extend the activity, have them practice writing the numbers and words on the back of the pages.

I've included large and small "lipstick-ers" for your students to cut and glue the appropriate amount to the hands.

There are also large 8x10 number posters that you can use as flashcards or for games.  There's a blank hand for this activity as well, so that you or your students can make cards for those teen numbers and beyond.

As with the alphabet packet, this one also includes several trace and write worksheets. Click on the link to view/download The Kissing Hand Number Packet.

Finally, I wanted to toss in a "craftivity," so I designed some number, shape and letter sliders

There are two different "Chester" raccoons to choose from, as well as upper & lowercase letter strips, plus a shape strip.

If you want to reinforce numbers, choose a slider with numbers to 20, or practice skip counting with strips to count by 2's, 3's, 5's, and 10's.

Click on the link to view/download The Kissing Hand Slider packet.  Do you have a Kissing Hand activity that you could share with us?  Would love to hear from you: diane@teachwithme.com or leave a comment below.

Thanks for visiting.  I hope you found something here that you can use to help make learning even more fun. As always, feel free to PIN away.

It's steamy outside, as the gentle rain splashed all over the hot asphalt.  Time to pretend to be two again, as I go puddle jumping with my little grandson.  Hope you have a refreshing day!

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## 123 Count With Me!

In my teaching experience, I found that it was a bit more difficult to get the boys excited about doing some of the daily activities I had planned.

I also learned quickly, that if I incorporated something as simple as clip art into the lesson, that this would peak their interest, and I’d have a real motivational tool to helping them get down to business.

Even though God’s given me the wonderful gift to be able to draw a lot of my own creations for this website, it’s always nice to integrate clips from a male perspective.

When you tell a little boy that you’re going to count today, you’ll likely see eyes roll in a bored fashion, followed by audible groans.

Instead, whisper that they’re going on an adventure, to see how many snails, snakes, frogs and  dragons they can find and count; and you’ll not only have  their attention, but they’ll probably WANT to get going right away!

I designed Counting Creatures with this in mind, and was delighted to have Phillip Martin’s permission to use his wonderful clip art for my TeachWithMe projects.

Click on the link to check out his awesome site.

I think the girls will have fun too.  I used to say my daughter was a princess with hiking boots.

This packet includes the following:

1. An easy reader booklet where students read the sentence, trace and write the number and number word, make that many tally marks, circle the number in the sequence, and then glue the number creature to the matching box in their booklet.

2. Number cards + a cover so that students can make an Itty Bitty booklet.

You can also use these for flashcards, or a variety of games.  I’ve included a tip sheet  of what else you can do with them.

3. A graphing extension

4. An anchor chart number poster +

5. A certificate of praise.

I hope these cute creatures get your creative kids counting!

Feel free to PIN anything you feel others might find helpful!

“What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.” –Joseph Addison