The Kissing Hand is such a perfect story book for the first days of school. That little Chester raccoon warms the kids’ hearts and takes their fears and anxieties away.
It carries a meaningful message and students begin to realize that everyone experiences these same types of emotions. There are many activities that you can do with this book.
Some of the most popular for this time of the school year include discussions about emotions on the first day of school. This will lead to conversations about the fun of learning in the classroom.
A cute keepsake could be a child’s handprint with a red heart in the center.
We usually glue the handprint to the top half of construction paper and then add a cute poem at the bottom. Here is a popular poem that teachers like to use.
I also created a small student booklet for you.
Hop on over to my Kinder Alphabet blog to download these free printables…
– Originally posted on Teaching Blog Addict