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Here’s a fun book companion that is perfect for back to school! This set of The Kissing Hand activities is perfect for preschool and kindergarten kiddos.
Kids can get a bit apprehensive about the first day of school. In The Kissing Hand, Momma Raccoon has a little trick to put her son, Chester, at ease as he heads off to school for the very first time.
Her little trick is one you can use with your own sweeties if they are nervous about going to school or anywhere for the first time.
The Kissing Hand Activities
Book companions are a great resource to have on hand to supplement your read-alouds. These worksheets are engaging and educational, and they are designed to help your students dive deeper into the story.
If you don’t have a copy of The Kissing Hand, you can show the video below to your kids before moving on to the activities.
make your own kissing hand
Your students can create their own “kissing hand.” Paint their palms and make a handprint on construction paper. Paint, draw, or glue a heart on the hand when it dries.
More Hands-on Activities
After reading The Kissing Hand with your students, choose one or more of these hands-on activities to bring the story to life.
- Kids can create their very own paper plate raccoon craft.
- Number identification practice is fun with this Feed the Raccoon game.
- Kids can act out the story with their very own raccoon mask.
This ten-page mini book companion is designed to help your students dive deeper into the book. In this pack, you’ll find the following activities:
• Tracing – Trace a path to help Chester get home to Momma.
• Color and Trace – Children will color the pictures (Chester the Raccoon and the kissing hand) and trace the words at the bottom of the page.
• Handwriting Practice – Kids will trace letters, words, and sentences related to the story.
• Scissor Practice – Little ones will color a picture of a raccoon, and then they’ll cut it out on the dotted line.
• Tracing Practice – Next, they’ll color another picture of a raccoon before tracing the raccoon on the dotted line.
• Color Words – Children will read the color word and color the hearts accordingly.
• Dab It – Young learners will use dot markers or circle stickers to build the letter “r” and “h”.
More Forest-Themed Books
You can find these books at your local library or bookstore. If not, you can order them on Amazon by clicking the links provided.
Hiding in the Woods – Little Deer and his helpful mouse friend encounter chipmunks, insects, spiders, rabbits, lizards, snakes, and birds on this nature trail adventure. Each page is filled with beautifully detailed illustrations, and includes a variety of touch-and-feel textures and a lift-the-flap, pop-up surprise.
Forest – Discover the hidden secrets of some of the world’s most intriguing forests and the animals that inhabit them. Explore incredible pop-up panoramas, and listen to the call of the cuckoo, the bellow of a majestic moose and the snarl of a cougar!
A Walk in the Woods – This nature coloring book takes you on a beautiful tour of the four seasons, pointing out with great artistic and verbal skills the many mysteries of nature — from sightings of spring flowers to amazing life beneath pond ice.
Forest Fun for Little Ones
Woodland animals toys set is perfect for pretend play. Preschoolers can use them to act out their favorite forest-themed story.
This adorable night time forest-themed floor puzzle depicts a sweet bedtime scene with lots of forest animals.
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