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Happy New Year High Fives Writing Prompt Craft

This quick, easy and fun New Years writing prompt craftivity, makes an awesome bulletin board or hallway display.

“High fives for me! I made these New Year resolutions and am trying to keep them.” Encourage students to think of five.

Afterwards, children pick a partner and take turns tracing each others hand and wrist on a bit of flesh-tone construction paper, then trim.

Drawing fingernails, a watchband and rings adds extra pizzazz.
Have children write the New Year below the “knuckles”.

I’ve included a clock pattern students can cut and glue to their wristband, drawing hands to show midnight.

The girls LOVED adding flat-backed jewels to their rings. You can get self-stick ones, or use mini glue dots. Glitter nail polish was another option and highlight.

Students glue their hand print on a diagonal on the bottom, right corner of their completed writing prompt.

For more color, have children glue the writing prompt paper on a sheet of colorful construction paper, then scatter on a bulletin board or hallway wall.

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