Construction paper in a variety of colors
1. Give each child a few pieces of construction paper to bring home. If possible,
give each child a different color.
2. Make sure to send home enough paper so that the parent can trace and cut
out the child’s hand six or eight times (depending on what you want).
3. After the children bring back their cut-out hands, have a discussion about the
differences between people, the value of sharing, and how people can work
together to make wonderful things.
4. Ask the children to trade their hands with the other children, keeping one of
5. Help each child glue his six or eight hands to a paper plate (with the center
cut out) to form a wreath.
6. Add a paper bow that says something like “Coming Together as One” or
“Hand in Hand Through Time.”