This is a super fun “bookish craft” you’ll enjoy with your kids for sure! I may have made that term up, but you get the idea. It’s quite exciting combining a book with a craft!
My kids got “The Kissing Hand” book (in Russian) for their birthdays recently and we’ve been enjoying it so much. It was perfect timing for such a gift because this is the first year that I sent my daughter off to kindergarten. And although she’s only doing half day kindergarten, this story about a little raccoon going off to school is very relatable. It’s the sweetest story and I don’t want to spoil it for you, but basically I couldn’t read it without tearing up. In fact, I had to literally stop and tell me self to “get it together mama” before continuing to read.
These Raccoon Rocks were inspired by the adorable little raccoons in the book and make a nice little visual to play with as we read the story over and over together!
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Materials For Raccoon Rocks:
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Optional: another great idea for the black is to use permanent markers.
It’s pretty self explanatory. Simply paint raccoons on a rock, using your best creativity and drawing abilites. Trust me, kids are great artists and will love this idea!
*sorry for the horrible lighting in the pictures, it was a gloomy day*
What is my child learning and improving
- Creativity + Imagination
- Diligence + Focus
- Fine motor skills (holding the paintbrush and rock)
- Hand-eye coordination (carefully drawing the raccoon on the rocks)
YOU HAVE TO GET THIS BOOK AND HAVE FUN WITH THESE RACCOON ROCKS!