Monthly Handprint Poem Pack for Kindergarten for the Whole Year (Back to School)
This sweet little pack is filled with simple poems for all 12 months of the year! For each month, students paint their hands to make creations to match the poems. All poem sheets contain some clipart to make the creations even sweeter! Pages 21-33 are visuals for to you refer to each month.
This pack can be used in a few fun ways.
1) Prior to the start of the school year, bind packets of poems for each student. Create throughout the year, and give the packets to parents as super special end of the year gifts.
2) Every month, students create. Laminate the sheets, and send them home as a monthly keepsake.
Instructions for Painting
For handprints, I suggest for an adult to have paint prepared on a paper plate. Adult calls students to table one-by-one and paints each child’s hand. Remember to have a drying spot prepared.
For fingerprints, I suggest to have four paper plates prepared at a table. Adult calls groups of four students to table to paint. This allows for adult to keep a close eye on all of the painters.
August: Students paint hands black. Once the paint is dry, add heart stickers to palms. Note that this poem comes with three options, one for preschool, one for K, one for 1st.
September: Students paint fingertips red to put apples on trees.
October: Do not paint thumbs. Students paint the rest of their hands black. They print their hands twice, palms overlapping, to create spiders with eight legs. Once paint is dry, add wiggle eyes to bodies. Note that this poem comes with two options, one with and without Halloween.
November: Students paint fingertips to create feathers for turkeys. Use orange, red, yellow, and brown paint.
December: Option 1: Students paint hands green. They print them upside-down on the page to create a tree. Put star stickers on tops. Note that this poem comes with two options, one with and without symbols of Christmas. Option 2: Students paint fingertips blue to put dots on the end of the large snowflake lines. They might also put additional snowflake dots around the page.
January: Do not paint thumbs. Students paint hands white. Once the paint is dry, students use permanent markers to draw a hat, face, carrot nose, arms, scarf.
February: Students paint both hands red. They print their hands upside-down on the page in the shape of a heart.
March: Students paint fingertips to create a rainbow shooting out of the pot. Use red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple paint.
April: Students paint all fingers and top of palm purple. They print them upside-down on the page above the umbrella handle to complete it.
May: Students paint all fingers and top of palm green. They print them just above the flower pot. Once the paint dries, students draw simple flowers on each fingertip. (Note: There are two options, one with and without the word “Mom” so students might give the poem to any special person in May!)
June: Students paint hands yellow. As they rotate the page, they print their hands up to four times, palms overlapping, to create a sun. Once the paint has dried, add wiggle eyes to the suns, and draw mouths with a black permanent marker.
July: Print on light blue paper. Students paint palms blue and fingers red and white to create an American flag.
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