The Kissing Hands Preschool Activities and Crafts

The Kissing Hand Preschool and Kindergarten activities and crafts

The Kissing Hand Preschool and Kindergarten Activities! The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn tells the story of a young raccoon who is anxious about his first day of school until his mother tells him an empowering secret. This theme is based on the book and provides a wonderful start to a new school year as children adjust to leaving home and beginning new routines. It is recommended that parents and guardians read the book to their children prior to the start of the theme. A suggested parent letter is included.

Samples of our The Kissing Hands inspired activities, lessons, crafts, folder games, and printables available in our KidsSoup Resource Library:

Themes and Projects

My School Friends Lesson Ideas


Friendship Heart Painting
Raccoon Puppet
Raccoon Headband

Activities and Lessons

Hearts ABC Matching - Alphabet Knowledge
Faces and Emotions Flip-Book
Five Little Raccoons Felt Rhyme


Exploring Subtraction Raccoons
Mama and Baby Raccoon Puzzle Game
Counting Kisses


Hearts ABC Matching - Alphabet Knowledge
Mama and Baby Raccoon Matching
Hands and Hearts Letter Matching Folder Game


Heart Play Dough

Booklets and Other

Emotions Word Wall
My Many Moods Emergent Reader Book
Emotions Picture Cards


Raccoon Mask
Raccoon Letter r Path
Raccoon Poster
Free The Kissing Hands activities , coloring pages, printables and Ideas for your preschool and kindergarten classroom

"I Love You" in Sign Language
Teach children how to make the hand sign for "I love you" in American Sign Language. Trace their hands on thick paper and help them cut them out. Show them how to shape the cut-out hands to make the "I love you" sign.

Handprint Hearts
Make one copy of a short poem about love and/or family for each child. Help each child make a handprint heart on paper by overlapping the fingers of their handprints. Then, have children cut out the poems and glue them above or below their handprint hearts. These can be gifts for parents and guardians.

The helping hand book Raccoon coloring page kissing hand poem and song Kissing hands cookies  


The Kissing Hands, Hearts, and Hands Rhymes and Activities:

My Hands
Original Author Unknown

My hands upon my head
I'll place Upon my shoulders,
on my face,
At my waist,
and by my side,
And then behind me they will hide.

Then I'll raise them way up high,
And let my fingers fly, fly, fly.
Then clap, clap, clap, and one, two, three.
Just see how quiet they can be.

This Special Heart
Original Author Unknown

This special heart I give to you
because you love me,
and I love you.
The heart is you;
the hand is me,
It shows we are a family.

The Cuddle Song
Original Author Unknown

It's so nice to have a cuddle,
with someone that you love,
It's so nice to have a snuggle,
with someone that you love.

If you ever are in trouble,
it will vanish like a bubble,
It's so nice to have a cuddle,
with someone that you love.

The kissing hand activities and crafts



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