The Kissing Hand and Editable Newsletters

The Kissing Hand is one of my favorite books for the first week of school. This is a very good story for  the kids who are not used to school routines yet. With this story, students will see that it is okay to have different emotions about the first day of school.  We love it when the raccoon places his hand on his cheek to feel his mother’s presence and love. After the story, we talk about how WE feel on the first day of school. We also practice kissing the palms of our hands like the little raccoon in the story.  Here is a student book that you can use after reading the story of the Kissing Hand.

I also have this poem that you might like:)
P.S. I am receiving many email requests to share these documents from the google docs url. Thank you so much for passing these on to your teaching friends! You are simply wonderful:)  The best thing to do is to send your friends directly to this website url. As far as I know, that is the only way that these documents can be shared –by clicking on the pictures themselves to take you to the actual links. 
Thank you so much for your support!!!
And here are some super fun Monthly Newsletters that you will love. They are such a good way to communicate with parents. They can also be used as weekly newsletters. Just click on the picture to find out more about this Mega Pack of Editable Monthly Newsletters.

Get your freebie here. This page is from my old version.


  1. Love your book! We just posted Kissing Hand Games.

    Thanks for the FREEBIE!!!
    The Kindergarten Goonies XOXO

  2. Nadine says

    THANK YOU!!!

  3. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Thanks!

  5. Laura says

    I love this activity! Super cute! Thanks for sharing. I found a raccoon puppet that I'm looking forward to using this year. Yay!

  6. Yay! Thank you! My first day with my new class will be Monday. I was going to read this book to them and I am tickled that I now have an activity to go along with it. This will be awesome to send home to the parents. Thanks again so much! You have made my day with this freebie! 🙂
    Mrs. Janelle Bush

  7. Thank you so much, this is totally awesome!!!!

    The Daily Alphabet

  8. These are really sweet!I know the parents will appreciate that they are leaving their precious children in such good hands! Thanks for sharing!

    Creative Lesson Cafe

  9. Katie says

    Thank you SO much! You're a lifesaver! Can't wait to use these.

  10. Sabrina says

    Thank you so much for sharing your work. Have a great school year.

  11. Lori says

    Thank you so much for the cute book. I cannot get the poem link to work.

  12. Lidia says

    I am so glad that all of you are able to use these activities!!!! My account is saying that "There are too many people accessing the files at this time." This will be the reason for the links not working. Make sure to check back soon. Hopefully there will be less traffic when you come back:)


  13. Thanks so much Lidia, the story of the Kissing Hand is a story I should have written…(I will pass it onto you through an email) I will use this next week when my new Pre-K kiddos start in my room!

  14. Thanks! These are great!!! 🙂

    kindergarten days

  15. Lidia says

    Hi Deebi27,

    I read your email. What a sweet story. This book was definitely meant for you 🙂

  16. Dee says

    Hi Lidia,
    When I try to download the poem it says I don't have permission. I'd love to have a copy.


  17. Lidia says

    Hi Dee,

    I uploaded it again to make sure that it is working. Please try again.


  18. Thank you so much for sharing! I love reading The Kissing Hand to my class on the first day of school and it will be so nice to have this activity to go with it.

  19. This is fantastic! Thank you for sharing!

    I'm your newest follower 🙂

    Ms. Kidd

  20. Thank you for these! I too love to read The Kissing Hand on the first day and this student book is just perfect. Have a wonderful day!