Since it was the first week and a half of school, we read The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn in class. The students talked about Chester Raccoons fears and how he felt better when he had his mother's kiss in his hand. We then had the students use simple shapes to create their own Chester the Raccoon in the art center. They used crayons, glue sticks, and construction paper.
After they were finished I displayed them in the hall with a Chester's kissing hand in the center.