The kisses made it to school and were successfully hidden. This activity was a big hit! We used a large Hundreds Chart poster...and every one was found!
Each child told me the number on their kiss before s/he could place it on the poster; then, s/he could search again. Assessing number recognition was a breeze. I was able to immediately see which children were experiencing difficulty with number reversals and family placement.
Most of the children could see the color pattern that was forming and excitedly shared this info with the others. When all the kisses were found, we ate them!
Was there any other choice?!