by Marcia Vaughan
read aloud kindergarten, readability kindergarten
Marcia Vaughn playfully describes many things that hands can do in this rhyming story. One thing that I appreciated was that all of the activities were positive ones like hugging and helping. It would be a good book to use with a kindergarten class that has a “hand problem”!
What can hands do?:
- Brainstorm all the good things that hands can do and write them on a chart.
- Brainstorm all the bad things that hands can do and write them on a chart.
- Have children choose to good things and two bad things off the lists and draw pictures with them. Under each picture fill in the sentence “Hands can…….and……, but shouldn’t……. or …..
- Display them around the classroom as “reminders”.