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Wave Goodbye

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A simple craft for children to "wave goodbye" to the end of the year.

Materials Needed:

  • A4 paper (white and coloured)
  • Scissors
  • Poster paints
  • Black marker
  • Glue

What to do:

  • Using the poster paints, use the child's fingers to create fingerprints on the white A4 paper. Let it dry.
  • Trace the child's hand on the coloured paper and cut it out.
  • Once the fingerprints dry, stick the child's cutout hand in the middle and add the following poem:

"The year is at an end.
We've learned a lot and made a lot of friends.
We'll wave goodbye,
It's time for us to part.
But we'll remember all our friends
and keep them in our hearts".

Hints and Tips:

  • You can include friends fingerprints instead of just the child's.
  • Have the child decorate their hand.
  • Add friends names on the child's hand.

Additional Info

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

    starts developing friendships
    enjoys playing with other children
    may have a particular 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.

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