What a great way to start your first day of school by reading The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn. This story is perfect for every child whether they are excited or scared when they enter your classroom. I created this SMART Notebook activity to enhance the story by using poems, songs, patterns, and art activities. I have included links to great websites and activities found on the internet. There is so much more you could do, and I am sure that I will add more later. Use this template to start, and add to it those wonderful activities you already use in your classroom! I would love to hear your ideas with what you do with The Kissing Hand in your classroom! I hope you have a great First Day of School with your students!