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First Day of School Classroom Activity – First Day Feelings

The first day of school can be filled with all sorts of emotions. Learn how your students are adjusting with this classroom activity — the first-day feelings board! You’ll have your kiddos feeling over the moon in no time!


Here’s what you’ll need:


1. Download the activity sheet

Print and cut out the downloadables into individual pieces.


2. Picture time

Next, you’ll want to have your students draw their faces on the astronaut cut-outs.


3. Take the Loop Side of the Fasteners

Place the loop side of the VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back Tape (the fuzzy side) on the poster board, creating four strips running down the board. You’ll want to make sure you carefully space the tape, so it’s evenly separated.


4. Now the Hook Side

Add the hook side of the VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back Tape to the back out of your student’s astronaut characters and the emotion rockets. You’ll want to make sure you cut out enough pieces of tape.


5. Place the Emotions on Your Board

Next, place the emotion rockets at the bottom of your board, leaving enough space up at the top for your students to stick their astronauts.


6. Let the Students Join In

Finally, let your student join in on the fun and have them place their astronauts above an emotion rocket. Students should place their astronauts next to an emotion that accurately depicts how they are feeling.


This classroom activity- first day feelings, will have your students blasting with excitement. Launch into the new school year with ease and don’t forget to tag us on social @VELCRObrand!

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