Fun in First is having a "Back to School" Linky Party
My favorite activity for the 1st day of school is reading "The Kissing Hand." This is a good way to help alleviate those 1st day jitters for kindergartens. At the back of the book, I place a note to read.This gives us the opportunity to tour the school and meet the teachers and staff in the school. When we get back to the class, Chester has left us a treat of "hugs" and "kisses" candy. We taste the treats and decide which we like best- "hugs" or "kisses" and make a graph using the candy wrappers. Here is the Chester Hunt.
Some other ideas is to make hand print cookies using a hand cookie cutter and add a chocolate kiss to the center. We also make a poem to send home to parents by painting our hand prints on paper with a poem and add a heart sticker to center. Here is a copy of the poem.