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Alternate Activity 1: Helping Hands Wreaths To Take Home (25 minutes), Session 7: The Gift Of Helping

In "Wonderful Welcome," a Tapestry of Faith program

Materials for Activity

  • Construction paper in various colors, four different colors for each participant with some extra
  • Pencils, glue or glue sticks, and scissors, including left-handed scissors
  • Optional: Color markers

Preparation for Activity

  • Set out pencils, glue or glue sticks, and scissors at work tables.

Description of Activity

Tell the children they will make a wreath they can take home that represents their helping hands.

Give each child four sheets of construction paper in different colors. Show them how to place and then trace their right and left hands on each sheet. Then invite them to cut out all of the hands they have traced. Some children may like to cut out one pair of hands, and then use these to trace on the remaining three sheets of paper. You may need to help some children with tracing and cutting.

When a child has cut out eight hands (four left and four right), arrange the hands in a circle with the fingers displayed outward and glue the hands together to make a wreath. Have the children write their names on their wreaths — perhaps one or two letters per hand. They might also write (or you can write for them), "These are my Helping Hands!"

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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