This week’s frugal kid’s craft is a fun way to “reward” your child for good behavior and other things to do with handprints! Thanks to Momondealz for another great idea!
High Five Jar
Cleaning Wipe Canister
1. Clean and dry the canister.
2. Create a label for the canister. Ours says “Will’s High Five Jar”.
3. Trace your child’s hand and cut out several of them for your “high fives”.
4. Write rewards on each hand. These can be anything from extra TV time, an extra long hug, candy, library book~anything that your child would like to work towards earning.
5. When your child does an unexpected positive behavior, they earn a “high five” reward. The goal of this jar is to reinforce positive behavior as opposed to always concentrating and punishing negative behavior.
- Language Arts:
1. Read the book Hands Are Not for Hitting (I LOVE this series of books) and discuss with your child the difference between giving a high five and hitting and how one is ok, and the other is not ok.
2. Have your child practice their writing skills by writing their own “high five” rewards for the jar.
3. Have your child create a list (orally or write themselves) of all the actions your hand performs.
Read the The Hand Book and complete the experiments with your child to help them learn and better understand all about their hand!
1. Create hand print are using your child’s hand and your hands. Use a ruler or tape measure to measure the difference in your hand sizes.
2. Practice non-standard math by measuring things around the house with your hands; i.e. the TV is 8 hands wide.
Check out these other handprint crafts from MomonDealz!