Easy, Fun and engaging Christmas activities are in full swing. Try the Handprint Christmas Wreath as a great STEAM activity for your Preschoolers.
Handprint Christmas Wreath
Tis the Season for fun, festive and Christmas themed STEAM Activities for our preschool routine. I’ve really been trying to do quite a few arts, crafts, and STEAM activities that are focused around Christmas and fun! We’ve had a blast making snowflakes with our favorite Toddler Science experiment…we’ve made this Handprint Christmas wreath, Engineered Noodle Ornament, we are currently making a sun catcher star and the list goes on. I’m in the process of sharing all that we’ve been doing, I just can’t seem to catch up at the moment!
In the meantime this handprint Christmas wreath is fun for toddlers (with more teacher/parent involvement), preschoolers and elementary kids! When I say it’s easy, it really is…unless you have to do all of the cutting, so take into consideration how much cutting your students or children need help in that area.
Materials needed for the Handprint Christmas wreath:
- Red Construction Paper
- Green Construction Paper
- Paper Plate
- Hole punch
Step by Step how to make a handprint Christmas wreath:
1- Cut out the center of your paper plate
2- Trace the child’s handprints on the green construction paper. Will need approximately 6-8 handprints depending on the size of the child’s hands. Cut out.
3- Trace two hand prints on the red construction paper. Cut out.
4- Let your child glue the green hand prints around the paper plate (cut out) to serve as the leaves to the wreath.
5- Let your child glue the two red hand prints at the bottom of the plate to serve as the “ribbon/bow” to the wreath.
6- While your child/student is glueing cut out circles from both green and red construction paper to serve as “berries”.
7- Using the hole punch place a hole at the top of your wreath and insert ribbon, tie off to serve as a hanger.
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. How is the Handprint Christmas wreath a STEAM activity for preschoolers? Let your preschooler assemble/engineer their wreath, if something isn’t working let them conclude a better way. Talk the process through with them. Art is the placement of the leaves, ribbon hand prints, colors…then Math we counted our hand prints, our fingers, our berries. It’s a very simple STEAM concept but it’s there so enjoy…and let your preschoolers use their imagination and creativity. As you can see with both girls…one did everything on her own and her wreath is just as beautiful with her own creativity.
We are a husband and wife team, pairing our strengths together to teach our preschooler in the most fun and engaging way we possibly can. The mister is a high school educator at Northlake Christian school in Covington Louisiana and over the Innovation Center, which is all things STEAM. I am a SAHM that blogs pretty much everything we do in our little paradise, from what we eat, to where we travel to how we teach our little one. We hope you are inspired to incorporate STEAM into learning with your children.