The Kissing Hand
By Audrey Penn
Illustrated by Ruth E. Harper and Nancy M. Leak
Age Range: 4 to 8
Tanglewood Press IN, 2006 (32 pp, $12.95, paperback)
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I highly recommend this book to parents who want to reassure their children, and even themselves, the love that will always be with them even away from home. The Kissing Hand would be an excellent classic to add to a library in any home or classroom.
Reviewed by Breanna Constable
FOR TEACHERS & PARENTS:
Some activities, for primary grades, would be to:
1. Read the book.
2. Have each child trace their hand, and color (or paint) their hand according to their personality.
3. Have each child cut out a heart and paste it in the middle.
4. On the back of their drawn, colored, cut out hand, have each child write what the hand means to them and why they are giving the hand to that specific loved one. I suggest giving the option of making 1 or 2.
*I believe, through this activity, you learn a lot about the kids and even their families. Who are they making their card for? What colors are they using? Are they drawing pictures? What does this hand mean to them?* If anyone has any other ideas, I would love to learn from you.