Today we did one of those sentimental handprint crafts with our apple theme. Yes, I'm an absolutely fanatic when it comes to using handprints and footprints in crafts :)
For our craft we made apples out of red construction paper and glued them to a white sheet of paper. Then we cut out brown rectangles to use for the apple stem. I make sure to sneak in every opportunity to review shapes and colors :)
Then, I painted the kids the kids hands green and helped them place their hand near the stem to make a handprint leaf. (Be sure to have a wet cloth nearby to wipe their hands off with if you're doing this with multiple children.)
For the final touch, we glued this poem to our apple pictures:
This little apple that you see here
Was made just for you my preschool year.
You'll never see one like it in all this great land,
Because for a leaf I used my own little hand!
Such a simple, adorable craft! Of course, afterwards we decided to do some fingerpainting and things quickly got messy :)