Friday, October 30, 2009

The Kissing Hand

The Kissing Hand


Here is a little project we made to go along with the book The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn. After reading the book we talked about nocturnal animals and all the wee critters that would be attending the school with Chester the raccoon. We had an empty oatmeal container heading to recycling and thought we may be able to re purpose it. We decided to make the school in the tree and the make little cards for each student animal that we found in the book.




 We started by covering the entire container with construction paper that would serve as our sky.

Next LittleA worked on her scissors skills as I showed her how to make tiny close cuts to create grass. She is a hug fan of the glue stick!


While she created the grass I worked on the tree trunk and leaves. Once the grass was glued on we fluffed it up a bit to give it some dimension.


We got out some of my favorite free craft supplies - paint chip cards. We selected a few to use as cards for our animal students.


We did not have stickers that coordinated with every one of the animals that appear in the book - but we found a good amount of them. I labeled each card with the animal name so that LittleA could work on her letters or reading if she wants to.


There are certainly a number of activities that you can do when the project is complete. We enjoyed putting each animal through the slot in the lid and sending them off to school. We also picked animals from the group to read up on and look for in other books.

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