green construction paper, pencil, scissors, glue, odds ‘n’ ends (e.g. ribbons, sequins, glitter, coloured paper)
Students will need about 8 – 10 tracings of their open hand on green construction paper. Cut out the hand shapes. Arrange the hands in a circle with the wrists overlapping and the fingers pointing out. Glue into position to form a wreath shape. Students can then decorate their wreath using pieces of the ‘odds ‘n’ ends’ materials. For example, they could add ribbons, bows, small Christmas shapes (e.g. stars, presents, bows to trace from templates), glitter or sequins to complete their wreath.
Display around the classroom or send home as a keepsake for parents or grandparents. Date the back of the wreath with the child’s name, age and year.
NOTE: Younger students may need assistance with varying parts of this activity.