The Kissing Hand Activities | Back-to-School Activities

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Miss M's Reading Resources
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PreK - 1st, Homeschool
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This activity was perfect for kindergarten. I used it as one of many portfolio art projects to show parents!
These activities are perfect for back to school! Thanks for an amazing resource for my kindergarten classroom.


The Kissing Hand is a classic read aloud for back to school time each year. These low-prep crafts are an adorable way to make students feel welcome in the classroom after reading The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn. Create a hand print and poem for each child and let them take their crafts and reader home to share with their families.

Includes THREE activities:

  • Raccoon craft: comes in color and black-and-white, and in two different sizes to create an adorable back-to-school bulletin board
  • Hand print poem: an adorable poem about a family's love at school; paint student hands and cut hearts to glue in the middle of the hand prints
  • Kissing Hand reader: an eight-page emergent reader about The Kissing Hand

The Kissing Hand Activities are a super cute project to display on the walls of your classroom, to send home as a special gift to parents, or to add to your end-of-the-year memory book.

Enjoy! :)


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