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Teacher's Appreciation Week | Community Helpers | Handprint Flower Craft | Preschool Lesson Plan Activities

Activities and Materials

Let's show our teacher's and child care providers how much they mean to all of us: to our children, our families and the community.

In 1984 the National PTA instituted Teacher's Appreciation Week, the first full week in May and the second Tuesday in May is National Teacher's Day.

In 1994 the UNESCO instituted World Teachers Day celebrated October 5.

Also, another important event is Child Care Provider's Appreciation Day - celebrated the Friday before Mother's Day.

If children are attending a part-time or full time preschool or a child care facility this is a special activity in which the entire family can participate to honor teachers and child care providers.

The dedication and love that our children receive from teachers and child care providers is immeasurable and affects the entire family, with this mind this craft will express to them that the entire family cares for their dedication.

Activity: The Hand Flower Craft

Hand Flower Craft Materials: white paper, coloring tools, scissors & glue stick

Instructions | Templates: leaves & stem color | leaves& stem - black & white

This craft involves tracing the hand or doing individual handprints of each member in the family. These handprint tracings or paint handprints are placed to form a flower. Here are the instructions to make it. On the materials column is the template for the leaves and stem.

Have fun with this family project.

Note: This activity is also appropriate many other occasions and they are listed in the craft's instructions page.