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Graduation Handprint Craft

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Graduation Handprint Craft

A nice little graduation poem to go with a child's handprint as they move onto big school the following year. 

Materials Needed:

  • coloured paint
  • coloured markers
  • white/coloured paper

What to do: 

  • Collect all your materials. 

  • Glue a white piece of paper onto a coloured piece of paper. 

  • Paint a child's hand.

  •  Make a handprint on a piece of paper. Wait for it to dry. 

  • Once it dries, draw little faces on each finger, including a graduation hat on top.

  • Write the following poem, under the handprint:

    See these little fingers all in a row
    Here's a little secret that I want you to know
    To have each one is special in their own way
    For each helped me to write, play and count in preschool each day. 
    So, I felt it fitting as I say goodbye, 
    To give them each a cap as I wave up high. 
    I'm off to big school that's where I'll be 
    With my five little fingers helping me!

Hints and Tips:

  • Stick the handprint on coloured paper as a border. 
  • Type the poem and stick it on the handprint. 
  • Add the hand prints to the child's portfolios. 

Additional Info

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

    manipulates objects
    has clear hand preferences

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

    1.2 Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency
    1.3 Children develop knowledgeable and confident self identities

Created On December 11, 2016 Last modified on Sunday, December 11, 2016
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