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Toddler Activities: Tiny Handprints

Toddler Activities: This is one of my favorite first toddler activities and a touching memento to look back upon. Tiny tots quickly grow into big children...you'll be surprised just how quickly their hands and feet grow.




finger paint tiny hanprints DESCRIPTION

A gift that you will always cherish...they will never be this tiny again!

MATERIALS

  • Tempera Paint
  • Brush and Paper Plate
  • white construction paper or cardstock
  • Print out poem provided below (optional)
  • STEPS

    1. Have materials ready and start painting
    2. Print Handprint Poem Here
    3. Let dry thoroughly before handling.
    4. Glue poem where you would like

    TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS

  • Foam brushes make it easier to apply paint to hand if child is reluctant to touch paint in plate.
  • Tape paper to table you are working on so the paper doesn't slide around

  • Less paint is better for a clearer print.
  • If child is younger than 6 months, you will likely need assistance, one to hold child in lap and one to help apply paint guide hand or foot to paper.
  • OTHER IDEAS

    Baby Albums tiny handprints for baby book

  • Don't forget to make a set for your first year baby book! You'd be surprised how quickly little hands and feet grow.
  • Framed handprints make a nice gift for grandparents.




  • EDUCATIONAL TIPS

  • Use primary colors to reinforce color identification for toddlers.

  • Make a set to post on a bulletin board or other visible place and label Left and Right

  • Make into a mini book in different color hand prints labeled right and left to practice colors and recognition of right and left hand.




  • Thanks for stopping by! Comments Are Welcome!


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