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First Day Puzzle Freebie!

I can't believe it is already time to start talking about First Day of school activities.  Mercy!  The summer flew by! If you are a mamma stuck at home in the house with littles who love the phrase, "I'm bored!"  it probably crawled by!  But, for me it seems like it is almost over before it even got started!  Handprint puzzles are a great activity to do on the first day of school.
One of my favorite things to do on the first day of school are these handprint puzzles (Thank you to Little Giraffes website for the original idea).  The puzzles serve two purposes....1) They make a great keepsake and 2) They give parents and children a reason to sit down and talk about the first day of school.  You can either use paint to make these or you can use the big stamp pads from Lakeshore Learning.  In the free download I included a girl/boy version of the poem as well as a Kindergarten and First Grade version.  Click on the picture to download the freebie from my TPT store.




20 comments:

  1. This is ADORABLE!!!! I teach first grade and would love to use it....I did notice a typo on the poem for the first graders, though....It says something about "your favorite KINDERGARTEN kid." Is there any way to correct it and re=post? Thank you so much!

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  2. Well good grief! Let me go fix it right now. That's what happens when I multi-task! :)

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  3. Deanna, thank you so much!! I love this activity & can't wait to use it with my first graders. You rock!! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  4. ahh what a cute idea!! Thanks for sharing, I will most definitely use this!

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  5. Thanks for reminding me to order my puzzles!!!

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  6. Those are soooo neat. Thanks for sharing. Also, you're a brave brave woman to do such a potentially messy activity on the first day. :)

    Brenda
    You Might Be a First Grader...

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  7. I can't thank you enough for sharing! I'm not quite as creative as you so you have really helped me out! :)

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  8. We do that very same thing! Found it on Little Giraffes. Her Kissing Hand ideas are great. :)

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    1. Michelle, Just want to make sure that you saw that I gave Little Giraffes credit in my blog post! :)

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  9. You just took one more thing off of my to do list! THANKS~ Now I need to order my puzzles.
    Robynn
    BusyBees

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  10. Awesome, anymore first.day activities?

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  11. Does anyone know where to find Deanna's unit on Pete the Cat? I wanted to purchase it on Teachers Pay Teachers, but I can't locate it. Are the Pete the Cat activities included in another unit? If you know how I can purchase it, please email me. Thanks so much!
    eclcr@yahoo.com

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  12. I like this! Paint on day 1 is a wee bit terrifying, but what a great keepsake. I found inovart 12 piece blank puzzles on amazon.com for $13 for 24 puzzles - woohoo!
    -Carol
    Mrs. Cobb's Kinder Sprouts

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  13. For some reason TPT says this page doesn't exist....am I doing something wrong??? Thanks for any help and all your generous ideas.:)

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  14. I am super excited! My compoza puzzles just came in the mail. They came really quick too! Thank you for this fun 1st day memory. Can't wait to use it this year. And I even bought enough for the following year too :)

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  15. I am super excited! My compoza puzzles just came in the mail. They came really quick too! Thank you for this fun 1st day memory. Can't wait to use it this year. And I even bought enough for the following year too :)

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