I was recently in Hobby Lobby (where I spent way too much on this Mother Goose. But it tells 10 nursery rhymes in a not-annoying voice! This is going to be GOLD for my nursery rhyme unit!) While I was there I picked up some beads and a package of wooden blocks and dowels:
Although I prefer to have my students doing hands-on activities like this, every once in a while, I do let my students do a "paper". Partly so they think they're "big kids" and partly so that I have a paper record of progress. I take anecdotal notes all day long, but sometimes there's nothing like showing a parent (or admin) something tangible. So, I made a little freebie for you for the beginning of the year. I always do a Woodland Animals unit in September, which leads into our Nocturnal Animals in October, so this little freebie has some cute forest friends that would go well with a Kissing Hand unit :) Just click on a picture to download and enjoy!