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Fingerprint Friendship Tree

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Fingerprint Friendship Tree

A simple way for a child to remember their friends throughout the year.

Materials Needed:

  • coloured paint
  • paint brush 
  • a white piece of paper 
  • a black marker

What to do: 

  • Collect all your materials. 

  • On a white piece of paper, draw an outline of a tree.

  • Using a paintbrush dab paint on the child's thumb and make an impression on the tree, as the tree's leaf. 
  • Do this for each child in the room so they can all have their thumb impression on the tree. 

Hints and Tips:

  • If you can't draw a tree, use a photocopy of one. 
  • Under each thumb impression, add the child's name.
  • Great to use for a child's last day. 
  • Laminate it!
  • Can also be done on a canvas and presented to each child. 


Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 3 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    starts developing friendships
    enjoys playing with other children
    may have a particluar friend
    jointly manipulates objects with others
    manipulates objects

  • Play Based Learning: Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Art and Craft
  • Games Categories: Art and Craft
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 1
  • Sub Outcomes:

    1.1 Children feel safe, secure and supported.
    1.2 Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency.
    1.3 Children develop knowledgeable and confident self identities.
    1.4 Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect.

Created On December 8, 2016 Last modified on Thursday, December 8, 2016
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