Handprint Game

Handprint Game lesson plan

  • 1.

    Plain tablecloths or mural paper work well for this game.

  • 2.

    Younger children may need assistance to keep their fingers spread apart and with tracing. A few extra squiggles add interest.

  • 3.

    Offer many marker colors.

  • 4.

    To make a playing surface: Choose a friend. On a large sheet of paper draw around both of your friend's hands with a Crayola® Washable Marker.

  • 5.

    Ask your friend to draw around your hands with a different color.

  • 6.

    Trace your handprints with Crayola® Glitter Glue.

  • 7.

    To make playing cards: Measure a 2-inch square on a recycled file folder. Cut it out with Crayola® Scissors. Make a big shape with the same color marker as your handprint.

  • 8.

    When everyone who wants has made their handprints and cards, dry the game overnight.

  • 9.

    To play: With friends, mix up the color cards and place them upside down. Decide who goes first. That player draws the top card, finds the handprints in the corresponding color, places hands on the prints, and then lays the matching card on the handprints


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