The Kissing Hand Digital Unit for Special Education | Distance Learning


Total Pages 87 pages plus 17 google slides
Answer Key Included


This unit on The Kissing Hand contains over 80 pages PLUS 17 google slides specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit has various activities to accompany this book. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading or listening to The Kissing Hand. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the how this raccoon gets over his fear of change and going to school. This repetition encourages deeper engagement of the book. Finally, I thought it would be fun to learn more about raccoons, so there is a non-fiction story included on raccoons. There are also several social story resources reviewing the concept of being nervous about change which goes perfectly with this story and is great for students with autism and special learning needs.

The digital activities were created using google slides and can be used with google classroom.

Each digital activity comes in 2 versions. The original plus one with color-coding to add more visual support for students who need the extra help. There is also a link to a movie version of both books included in the unit that students can watch online plus a read aloud version of the book, The Kissing Hand.

There are directions on how to access the digital activities and movie in a pdf included in this unit. There are also suggestions on the easiest way to assign the appropriate activities to each student.

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The Kissing Hand Digital Unit Includes:

  • 20 symbol story board to accompany the book, The Kissing Hand
  • Read aloud version of the book for students to listen to online
  • 3 circle maps (on the story, on school, on raccoons) (all with digital versions)
  • Bravery circle map (digital version)
  • Dealing with Change social story with photos
  • Move version of this book that students can watch online
  • Dealing with Change booklet
  • Dealing with Change activity (digital version) and power cards
  • 19 page non-fiction story on raccoons
  • Move version of this book that students can watch online
  • Raccoon sorting activity (digital version)
  • Raccoon cloze worksheets (digital versions)

Most activities (not books) are in color and BW.


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.

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