Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Kissing Hand

Yesterday, for our first rug time we read The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn. It's a really cute book about a raccoon who is afraid of going to school. His mom kisses his palm to remind him that she loves him and tells him if he places his palm to his cheek the kiss will be there.

I wanted a felt story to go with this, but didn't want to make a trillion felt pieces so I came up with this.

Here is a poem I made to go with it:

Kissing Hand
by Analisa Carrillo

Chester the Raccoon
really missed his mom.
So she gave him a kiss
in the middle of his palm.
 The kiss helps him,
when they are apart.
Can you help him
find the matching heart?


We placed all the hearts on the board, put a heart in one hand and had each child find the matching heart. When the found it we went over the color and had them place it in the palm of the other hand. For the patterns I traced my hand and cut out different sized hearts.

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your great ideas! I homeschool my Pre-K child and am always looking for new, fun ideas, which I am finding here. Your blog is full of so many wonderful things! Your students are surely blessed to have such an enthusiastic, creative teacher. Looking forward to your upcoming posts!

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    1. Hi Amy! I really appreciate your comment! I have to admit, I was going to stop posting because I thought no one was reading it lol. But you have inspired me. Even if you are the only one reading I will try to my best to post as often as I can. Thanks for the compliments and I hope you will find more ideas here :)

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  2. I'm reading! Super cute! I find that no one reads my blog until I submit to Flannel Friday and then I get a ton of page views. Almost 50,000 up to date.

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    1. Hi Tara, well you just got another pageview lol. I stopped by your blog and it's amazing!

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  3. I love the title of your blog! Very cute poem. My daughter's kindergarten teacher just read this to the class recently and now she and my 3 yr old son keep giving me kissing hands :) They would probably like this poem.

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  4. I love the title of your blog! Very cute poem. My daughter's kindergarten teacher just read this to the class recently and now she and my 3 yr old son keep giving me kissing hands :) They would probably like this poem.

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    1. Hi Sarah. The name of my blog really fits me ;) The three year olds in my class were kissing their hands and their art project which was their handprint with a heart in the middle. Thanks for reading.

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  5. What a great idea. We are planning a Kissing Hand valentines party and I will be doing this as one of the centers. thanks!

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    1. Awww! Comments like this make my day. If only I had kept up with this blog lol.

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