The Kissing Hand Mother’s Day Card: Book of the Week GIVEAWAY

May 7, 2012

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Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

Why we love this book:

More than anything children want to know that they are loved and they are safe. The story of The Kissing Hand assures children that no matter where they go or what they do, “‘Mommy loves you. Mommy loves you.” When little Chester raccoon is frightened to leave Mommy to go off to  school, Mommy shares the secret of The Kissing Hand. It doesn’t get much sweeter than this story for Mother’s Day!

The Kissing Hand Mother’s Day Card

On pinterest, I saw a sample of a child’s hands cut-out to form a heart.  I immediately thought of the book The Kissing Hand and Mother’s Day. The children created one of a kind collage Kissing Hand Mother’s Day cards. 


  • The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
  •  white card-stock
  • tissue paper
  • glue
  • pencil
  • scissors

Step 1: Trace Hand

  • fold card-stock in half
  • trace child’s hand with thumb and pointer finger placed on fold of paper

Step 2: Collage Hand

  • unfold card-stock and collage entire side of card stock covering hand areas
  • you don’t have to trace both hands, you’ll fold again and cut in next step
  • it doesn’t matter if child glues outside of lines as the hands will be cut-out
  • let the glue dry
  • This step is totally optional. You could finger paint or decorate with any art medium. Or you could cut-out the plain paper and be done!

Step 3: Cut-out Hand

  • fold paper in half once again
  • cut-out hand, leaving thumb and pointer finger attached
  • younger children will need help with this step

The Kissing Hands are ready for a special message for Mommy, Grandma or even Daddy on Father’s Day.

Life with Jeannine

We’re GIVING AWAY one copy of  The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn.

To enter this contest, just answer the following question in the comments section of this post.

What is the hardest thing you’ve had to let your child do? Go off to school or summer camp? Go off to volunteer in South Africa? The hardest goodbye I had was when I left my little kiddos to volunteer in Cambodia. I can’t believe I’m going to Cambodia again this summer! (Or just say “Hey.” We’re flexible around here.)

The Rules:

One entry per person, please.

No entries after 8:00 pm Central Time, Thursday, May 10, 2012

The winner must be a resident of The United States.

The winner will be selected at random and announced Friday, May 11, 2012. Check back to claim your prize. It might be you!

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Gidget May 8, 2012 at 1:22 am

Go off to summer camp – it was crazy putting them on that van to go 6 hrs away without us.

Brandy May 8, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Letting my oldest go off to school to kindergarten and then first grade was the hardest thing for me. I couldn’t even fathom sending the other two after that. So, now we homeschool (though, that was only one of the very many reasons we chose this educational route). This was our first year and it was great!!!

Jenn A May 8, 2012 at 2:04 pm

My babies are 2 1/2 and 14 months and I am blessed to be a stay at home mom, so there hasn’t been much leaving as of yet. I know it will come someday, but so far we are always close.

Tiffany May 8, 2012 at 10:44 pm

I am NOT an emotional person by nature, but I cried after I dropped my oldest off for his first day of kindergarten. He was so little going into such a huge building. That has been the hardest thing so far. This summer when he stays with his grandma for 2 months may top it off. I will miss him dearly.

Tara H May 9, 2012 at 11:32 am

When I was 22 weeks pregnant with our 5th, my water broke. I was sent to the hospital to stay until the baby would arrive (which obviously for the baby’s safety we wanted him to stay inside as long as possible!). However, that meant being away from my other 4 boys. My youngest 2 at the time were 17 months and 3 years. They were able to stay with my husband with the help of his mom. My husband had to work (and so did his mom {she took the 2 little boys with her as she works at a daycare}) They were able to come see me almost every weekend. My oldest 2 then were just 4 and 6. We were just about to start our first official year of homeschool. Not wanting them, at their ages, to be in a daycare setting we opted to send them to stay with my husband’s brother and sister in law in NY (we live in GA)! She was able to start their schooling for me!
That has been the hardest thing of my life so far!
I was in the hospital for 10 weeks, birthed a relatively healthy 32 weeker (he had a collapsed lung at birth but only ended up staying in the NICU for 11 days!), and was reunited with my boys after almost 3 months apart! That “baby” is now a VERY healthy 3 year old…God does work everything for good!
(Sorry this one was so long. :) )

Stephanie May 10, 2012 at 11:13 am

I haven’t had anything too hard yet, my children are still pretty young :)

Ellie May 10, 2012 at 4:47 pm

It was really hard taking my baby for her vaccinations, even though I knew it was the right thing to do. She was scared of the shot, and I was fearful she would feel pain or have a bad reaction. But it’s all been okay.
Sounds like a cute book!
Happy Mother’s Day!

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