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First-Day-of-School Activity: The Kissing Hand

Looking for an interactive back to school activity? Start by reading the book The Kissing Hand, and having your class discuss their feelings about the first day of school. They trace their hand onto paper, cut out the paper hand, paint a heart onto the hand, and write about their feelings.

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Pros

  • Activities encourage thoughtful dialogue and self reflection 
  • The book's message also works as an aid to comfort learners who are nervous about coming to school
  • Optional activity suggestions are provided 
Cons

  • None