Free the kissing hand study unit worksheets for teachers to print. This is a very good story for the kids who are not used to school routines yet. The kissing hand activities little giraffes teaching ideas. Join chester racoon in this interactive book app as his mother shares a family secret called the kissing hand to help ease his fears about going to school. During the last 20 years, parents and teachers have passed along the secret of the kissing hand to children facing first days of kindergarten, first grade, and other separations.
Donate your contribution will help us to provide free books and literacy resources to children across the nation. Click on the link to pop on over to my tpt shop to grab this comprehensive kissing hand literacy packet. Mother raccoon finds an unforgettable way of communicating the message that everyone most needs to hear. Read aloud the childrens book the kissing hand by audrey penn. It is a story about a young raccoon named chester who was anxious about leaving home and going to school. First days of school are certainly scary for most kids, and this book is a perfect tool for addressing their fears. What is the little racoons name chester tim charles buddy previous question next question.
Based on a 2007 online poll, the national education association named the book one of its teachers top 100 books for children. Buy this book in her foreword to penns sugary tale about chester, a young raccoon who would rather stay at home than go to. Raccoon shares a family secret called the kissing hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary. The kissing hand is an american childrens picture book written by audrey penn and illustrated. Ideas for using books to support social emotional development. So his mother decided to share a family secret with him. The kissing hand and chester raccoon first day activities. Paint, draw, or glue a heart on the hand when it dries. The kissing hand by anita bremer teachers pay teachers. The featured freebie today, also involves the kissing hand. Your school or city library will have a copy or be able to order one for you from the state library system. Leaning forward, she kissed chester right in the middle of his palm. In this new kissing hand board book, audrey penn brings us more maternal wisdom to solve another of early childhoods little issues.
Based on a 2007 online poll, the national education. Here is the story of a little raccoon who confronts the first day of school and needs reassurance. Audrey penn was a ballerina, olympic figureskating choreographer, and theatre actress who needed a new creative outlet, when arthritis halted dancing and skating. The kissing hand activities make your own kissing hand. Since its first publication in 1993, this heartwarming book has become a childrens classic that has touched the lives of millions of children and.
If you have a student who doesnt want their hand painted or you prefer to skip the mess, let them color the. The kissing hand and chester raccoon first day activities a. What is the text for the children story the kissing hand. Nancy m leak when chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him. Paint their palms and make a handprint on construction paper. As is written in the foreword, the kissing hand is a story for any child who confronts a difficult situation. The kissing hand, her fourth book, was published in 1993 and has become her most wellknown book.
A kissing hand for chester raccoon board by audrey penn. This adapted literature resource is available through the sherlock center resource library. The kissing hand is written by audrey penn, illustrated by ruth e. These resources are provided for teachers to help students with severe disabilities participate in the general curriculum. The text and graphics are adapted from the original source. Chester felt his mothers kiss rush from his hand, up his arm, and into his heart. Use this craftivity and printables, along with the book the kissing hand to help your students feel like school is just as cozy as home. Now younger children can get in on mama raccoons secret and find comfort in a kissing hand for chester raccoon, a board book adaptation of the original picture book. Create a kissing hand bin that the children can utilize throughout the year whenever they are feeling sad and miss their family. When you click through, make sure it is the big book edition 15. The kissing hand activities and printables for back to school.
Here are 27 kissing hand freebies, activities and videos. I adore the idea of the kissing hand and, though this book may have. This adapted literature resource is available through the. Aug 15, 2007 the kissing hand by audrey penn, 9781933718101, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. A young raccoon chester is afraid of going to school for the first time and being away from. What is the little racoons name, does he want to go to school, who kisses his hand first, does he go to school, does he rub his on his cheek when he g. The kissing hand is one of my favorite books for the first week of school. First week of school back to school first day of school preschool, kindergarten, first grade the kissing hand no prep freebie is the perfect back to school, first day of school, kissing hand packet to use in the first week of school or whenever you want to help your kiddos get through a roug. She will introduce the book, the kissing hand, by displaying the cover of the book, giving a brief description and asking children to make predictions about the story. Also included on the cd, on a separate track, is the new, original chesters song with lyrics by audrey penn and set to beautiful music. Audrey penns the kissing handis just the right book for any child taking that fledgling plunge into preschoolor for any youngster who is temporarily separated from home or loved ones. Activities, ideas, printables, and lesson plans for a unit on the kissing hand by audrey penn.
In her foreword to penns sugary tale about chester, a young raccoon who would rather stay at home than go to school, jean kennedy smith notes that the story. The kissing hand is an easily relatable and also easy to imitate book. The kissing hand by audrey penn goodreads share book. Sep 01, 2017 the kissing hand activities make your own kissing hand. The kissing hand big book when you click through, make sure it is the big book edition 15. Introduce your students to the secret power of the kissing hand. The teacher pulled from her bag of show and tell the kissing hand. Provide several copies of the book as well as props and activities to accompany the book that the children can play with on their own. Whether on a trip, in a restaurant or a store, children can become bored and fussy. May 30, 2019 the kissing hand was originally published in 1993 by the child welfare league of america. The simple story is so gently told and illustrated that its sure to become a family treasure. Yes, you can now have this beloved book in the oversized big book edition. Every students will love the character chester, and will be excited to make him on the first day o.
The beautiful illustrations really pop off the pages. The kissing hand is an american childrens picture book written by audrey penn and illustrated by ruth e. In the foreword to the book, jean kennedy smith, founder of very special arts, writes, the kissing hand is a story for any child who confronts a difficult situation, and for the child within each of us who sometimes needs reassurance. The rough but endearing raccoon illustrations are as satisfying and soothing for anxious children as the simple story. The kissing hand activities little giraffes teaching. The kissing hand ideas and printables to match this book. The kissing hand is another wonderful, wellknown childrens story i discovered. This is a must read book for the first day of school. The kissing hand is a classic book for many kindergarten classrooms on the first day of school.
The kissing hand writing craftivity is a perfect activity to do after reading the book, the kissing hand. The kissing hand is the story of chester raccoon, who is terrified to tears at the thought of starting kindergarten and being away from his home. The kissing hand book study companion activitiesthe kissing hand story is a perfect way to begin the school year with your young learners. The kissing hand with 40 kissing hand audrey penn, author, ruth e. Also in maryland is nancy marie morton leaks, one of this books artists. Very special artists chapter 11, by jean kennedy smith and george plimpton 2002 helen keating ott.
Kissing hand for chester raccoon board book walmart. Review shapes with the class and have the children make a large paper tree. The teacher will call the students to the carpet to begin the read aloud time. Free the kissing hand worksheets and literature unit for. The kissing hand by audrey penn, 9781933718101, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Kissing hand mask craft great for welcome to school. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no kindle device required.
His mother gives him a magic secret called the kissing hand to take with him to school. The kissing hand, used by millions of parents and children starting school or facing separation, is now brought to life in audio form. I went a little high on the age for this not because i think 810 year olds will necessarily want to read this book, but because for older children who read this book previously, a reference to the kissing hand may evoke the associated lessons and feelings and could be helpful with children who remain fearful of being awayin new. Now younger children can get in on mama raccoons secret and find comfort in a kissing hand for chester raccoon, a boardbook adaptation of the original picture book. This book study pack can be used as a whole class activity, during small group guided reading time, as individual student work, or as part of a book club. Dear parents, we read the book the kissing hand by audrey penn. In this contemporary classic chester raccoon seeks love and reassurance from his mother as he ventures out into the world to attend his very first day of school. She has a husband, four children, and spiritual leanings. The kissing hand by audrey penn, ruth harper, hardcover.
Raccoon took chesters left hand and spread open his tiny fingers into a fan. Comprehension by chapter, vocabulary challenges, creative reading response activities and projects, tests, and much more. I went a little high on the age for this not because i think 810 year olds will necessarily want to read this book, but because for older children who read this book previously, a reference to the kissing hand may evoke the associated lessons and feelings and could be. Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and follow along with three fun ways to read. Attach the decorated hand to the following note and send it home. The kissing hand back to school no prep freebie tpt. The text is simple and straightforward but kind and loving. School is starting in the forest, but chester raccoon does not want to go. The kissing hand the kissing hand series and millions of other books are available for instant access. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. Jan, 2015 the kissing hand is written by audrey penn, illustrated by ruth e. The kissing hand by audrey penn, writing paper, pencils, crayons engagement and exploration. A young raccoon chester is afraid of going to school for the first time and being away from home and his mother.
Audrey penn received the educational press association of americas distinguished achievement award for excellence in educational journalism for the kissing hand. I always knew it was a great book, my daughter loves it but the school sees it as a way to send your child off for the first time to school or daycare. The kissing hand page the kissing hand lessons, printables, ideas, and more to match this lovely story. In this tender sequel to the new york times bestseller and childrens classic the kissing hand, audrey penn provides parents with another tale of love and reassurance to share with their children. First published by the child welfare league of america in 1993, it has been used to reassure children upset by separation anxiety. A pocket full of kisses the kissing hand series penn, audrey, gibson, barbara on. It features a mother raccoon comforting a child raccoon by kissing its paw.192 834 1234 1172 1421 620 1026 1176 732 70 988 168 1405 603 380 1390 665 577 846 853 1396 525 692 1162 623 850 1199