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New Year Hand Prints

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Celebrate the new year with this easy to do handprint craft and poem. 

Materials Needed: 

What to do: 

  • Choose a paint colour. 
  • Paint child's left hand and place it on the paper. 
  • Do the same for the child's left hand.
  • Make 4 handprints, horizontally across the paper. Dry. 
  • On each palm of the handprint add the number of the year. 
  • Once it dries, have the child write "Happy New Year" at the top. 
  • Write the following poem below the handprints:
  • " Here's to the bright New Year And a fond farewell to the old. Here's to the things that are yet to come. And to the memories that we hold" 

Hints and Tips:

  • use different coloured paints for each hand. 
  • Add the child's photo. 
  • Add to portfolios. 
  • Use glitter to decorate. 

Reference: 
Sherbees, Happy New Year

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Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 2 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    manipulates objects
    has clear hand preferences
    identifies basic colours

  • Play Based Learning: Sensory 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

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