book, right? It's about a little raccoon who is nervous about school so his mom gives him a kissing hand (a kiss in the palm of his hand) so that he'll always feel her near him. Then, at the end, the little raccoon gives his mom a kissing hand so that she won't miss him. Sweet, huh?
So, after reading the book, we talk about how we might miss our parents, but guess what, they miss us right back. So, we'll make a kissing hand for them and that way they know we are always thinking of them. It's really sweet and perfect for starting kindergarten.
multicultural construction paper in half for their little hands. Using multicultural paper allows us to talk about how everyone's skin is a different shade and that makes us each unique. Plus, it's really fun to find a shade that matches your skin tone.
I was pleased to see that pretty much everyone was able to trace a hand this year. I only had to help a few and there were no tears!
Next, cut out the hand. This is where you can also observe scissor skills on the first day. Sometimes the fingers look like a big blob or are little points, but it just adds to the cuteness of the gift. I was once again surprised by the motor skills - they all turned out great!