Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Kissing Hand: A Simple Idea After Reading the Book

If your child is heading off to school, The Kissing Hand is a wonderful book to share with them.  I remember reading this sweet story to my kindergarteners. 

There are so many wonderful activities to do with this book, but my favorite happens to be the simplest!  Read this book to your child before she goes to school (or to any kind of new activity), kiss her little hand and draw a heart on her palm to remind her you love her.  She can look at it and remember you'll be back together soon!

If you'd like another activity, you can make Kissing Hand Cookies.



Blogger Jos @ Organized Chaos said...

When I taught PreK, I had a printout of a hand on cardstock that I sent home with each child. It was the first family project of several that I did throughout the year. The objective: for the family to decorate the hand (not the PreK child) FOR the PreK child. No other rules. As you can imagine, each year, you just NEVER knew what you were going to get. And we kept them all year long. The kids LOVED having that in our room, and would sometimes ask me to take one down to hold for a few minutes while they were missing their family. I.LOVE.THAT.BOOK.

August 24, 2011 at 8:58 PM  
Anonymous Kristen @ Celebrate Every Day With Me said...

What a precious idea!!

August 25, 2011 at 5:17 AM  
Anonymous Stacie said...

@Jos -- I can imagine how fun that was for the little ones -- having the handprints around all year! What a great idea!

Thanks, Kristen!

August 25, 2011 at 7:38 AM  
Blogger Mommie of Three said...

This has been one of my favorites to start out the school year with each year in my Kindergarten class. I included it in my post about Tips for the First Day of School on our blog at

August 28, 2011 at 5:40 PM  
Anonymous Cindy said...

What a very cute idea. I wonder how my adult children would feel about this when I leave them after visiting ;)

August 29, 2011 at 6:31 PM  

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