Updated: Nov 6
Hello everyone! We hope you are all excited for The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn! Leanna and I have put together a bunch of fun activities and crafts for the little ones. Starting on Monday, November 2, the kits will be available to pick up for our online storytime.
"The Kissing Hand" by Audrey Penn
School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary.
You will have the book read to you by actress Barbara Bain. She does such a great job, we hope you enjoy her reading as much as we did!
a FREE copy of The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
colors game (5 colored hands)
a flyer for this website
2 activity pages
2 coloring pages
Pin the Tail on Chester game
rhymes/song pages with web links (maraca included)
a raccoon craft
3 magnets from the story
HANDOUT GAMES – play with included hand handouts Can You Show Me…? (tune: “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”) Can you show me the gray hand? Gray hand, gray hand? Can you show me the gray hand? And wave it in the air? Purple… blue… red… green Hold It High – Choose one hand from handouts Hold your kissing hand high and stand Now wave it around in gestures grand! Hold your hand below your chin Now hold it way up high again Hold your hand against your nose Now touch the hand to your toes Touch your hand to the ground Now wave that hand all around! Hold your hand in front of you Now turn around – one time, two! Hold your hand and jump up high! Now let your hand fly fly fly (throw it in the air)
SONGS & INSTRUMENT – use included maraca I’m a Raccoon by Poco Drum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKiteF3TtO4 I Love You Song by the Kiboomers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwsmYxJIXhY Sho-Jo-Ji (The Hungry Raccoon) by Eartha Kitt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWqN3grN96Q Raccoon and Possum by Dan Zanes & Elizabeth Mitchell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGYRHt8MLwI
BOUNCE RHYME (bounce along with child in lap) Icka Bicka Soda Cracker Icka bicka soda cracker, Icka bicka boo. Icka bicka soda cracker, Up goes you! (lift child up in the air) Icka bicka soda cracker, Icka bicka boo. Icka bicka soda cracker, Down goes you! (lower child) Icka bicka soda cracker, Icka bicka boo. Icka bicka soda cracker, I love you! (hug child) ACTION RHYMES Raccoon, Raccoon Raccoon, raccoon, climbing a tree (make climbing motions) Wearing a mask, you can’t fool me (hands circle eyes, then shake finger) Hiding there so I can’t see (point to eyes) What you’re doing in that tree (hands stretched over head like a tree) Raccoon, raccoon, climbing a tree (make climbing motions) Wearing a mask, you can’t fool me (hands circle eyes, then shake finger) Skinnamarinky Dinky Dink Skinnamarinky dinky dink Skinnamarinky doo, I love you! Skinnamarinky dinky dink Skinnamarinky doo, I love you! I love you in the morning, And in the afternoon I love you in the evening, And underneath the moon, oh Skinnamarinky dinky dink Skinnamarinky doo, I love you!
I’m A Little Raccoon (tune: “I’m a Little Teapot”) I’m a little raccoon, prowling around (use your hands like little paws and make a cautious prowling motion), I hunt for food without a sound (look left and then right, then make a shhhhhh motion) A mask on my face and a bushy tail (point to your eyes and then swish one arm behind you like a tail), Let’s see if you can spot my trail! (make little stepping motions with your paws/hands)
Audrey Penn’s website:
Tanglewood Books’ Kissing Hand Page: http://www.tanglewoodbooks.com/books/picture-books/the-kissing-hand/
Storytime with Chester Raccoon by the Jim Henson Company:
The Kissing Hand app:
Pin the Tail on Chester!
Let us know what your little ones thought of The Kissing Hand! What did they think of the activities? Do you have any suggestions for us?