The Kissing Hand is such a sweet and beautiful story. It is about a little raccoon, Chester, and his mom. He is starting school and is nervous about that unknown experience. His mom comes up with a very sweet and touching gesture that not only appeases his anxiety, but he actually gains the confidence to have a great first day of school. In this post, we will share a great list of The Kissing Hand craft ideas that go along with the book perfectly.
The Kissing Hand Craft Ideas
Simple I Love You Lunchbox Notes & Kiss – Momstown
Check out this super cute lunchbox note idea to help reassure kids who are nervous about going to school.
Felt Hearts Sewing Craft – Homegrown Friends
These are perfect for your little ones to take to school this Fall and keep in their pocket or backpack.
Handprint Kisses Paper Plate Craft – A Little Pinch of Perfect
So sweet! This idea includes handprints made by your kids, hearts, and Hershey’s Kisses that kids can share with those they love!
Pipe Cleaner Pencil Topper Craft: Chester the Raccoon – Artsy Momma
Here is a fun raccoon pencil topper craft inspired by this popular book.
Chester Cup Craft with Kisses – I Heart Crafty Things
Bring the story to life with this adorable raccoon foam cup craft.
Popsicle Stick Raccoon Craft – Glued to my Crafts
If you are a fan of craft sticks, be sure to check out all of her other Popsicle stick crafts too!
Printable Chester Bag Toppers for Hershey’s Kisses – Pocketful of Centers
These little goodie bags make a sweet treat for after their first day of school.
First Day Feelings Classroom Display– Mrs. Ricca’s Kindergarten
Such a great way to talk with kids about feelings and how to deal with those feelings.
Kissing Hand Cookies, Drawing and Poem – A Dab of Glue will Do
This is a n awesome recipe for the cutest kissing hand cookies ever!
DIY Salt Dough Heart Charm – The OT Toolbox
Make a sparkly heart charm that can go off to school with your little student and remind them all day long of their mama’s love for them! ♥
The Kissing Hand Inspired Felt Craft – The Preschool Procrastinator
Adorable poem and heart activity for kids.
Back to School Raccoon Paper Bag Craft – Artsy Momma
We made these paper bag Chester puppets which are cute for retelling any of the stories for the book series.
More crafts a inspired by The Kissing Hand Book
Raccoon Theme Regrouping Double Digit Addition – Sugar Aunts
Make a sneaky little raccoon clothespin craft to practice regrouping in math.
Paper Plate Chester – Simply Kinder
After reading the story, talk about how first day feelings and make a simple paper plate raccoon craft.
Sweet Kissing Hand Poem Craft – Living Montessori Now
This adorable kids activity is a great book extension that incorporates many skills.
Heart-shaped Family Photo Book – Mama.Papa.Bubba
Kids can take this along with them in their backpack or carry it in their pocket.
Books featuring Chester the Raccoon + Hand-shaped Cookie Cutters
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The Kissing HandA Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon (The Kissing Hand Series)Un beso en mi mano (Spanish Edition)Chester Raccoon Plush DollA Pocket Full of Kisses (The Kissing Hand Series)R&M Left Hand 4A Kiss Goodbye (The Kissing Hand Series)R & M Heart in Hand Cookie CutterR & M Hand Shaped Set of 3 Cookie Cutter SetChester the Brave (The Kissing Hand Series)Heart ‘n Hand Cookie and Fondant CutterThe Chester Books by Audrey Penn