Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Littles Learning Link Up: April 10, 2018- Construction Paper Handprint Flowers

 Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (usually toward the beginning of the month)
  • Posts where I share what I have been up to with my early elementary children (including occasional highlight posts where I share how we used ideas that have been linked up here on Littles Learning Link Up).
Each week, I will host a link up, where you can share either what you have been up to recently, or old posts that may go with the theme.  Feel free to link up more than one post.

Each week I will continue to feature a couple of posts from those that have been linked up. 

I hope you will continue to share your wonderful posts, and I hope you will find something new to try with your child(ren).

It would be great for everyone to stop by and visit the other linked-up posts as well. Check them out, leave some comments, pin those that interest you. Let's make this a real party and socialize with each other.

What have we been up to?

Last week was a scheduled no-school week for us. We did some cleaning, visited with family, and possibly snuck in a bit of school work. This week we are back to our school routine. Except that Hannah's birthday is tomorrow, so we won't be having school. Just one of the perks of homeschooling. Birthdays are holidays!! 

Even though we didn't have school last week, we did have co-op. So I do have a craft to share this week. We are putting together a display for our end of year program. It isn't going quite the way I wanted it to, due to missing two weeks because of the pink eye. However, I think it will be nice nonetheless. 

I had originally wanted to make some handprint 3D tulips. Even though they sort of looked cute, I would have had to do most of the work. So, I went with a simpler idea. 

Construction Paper Handprint Flowers

Here is what you will need:

Green construction paper
Yellow Construction paper
Various other colors of construction paper
Glue sticks

I asked the children what color they wanted their flowers to be, then I traced their hands one time. I folded the paper over and cut out five of each child's hands. I cut out 1 large and 1 small yellow circle for each child. And I cut out green stems and green leaves. Older children could cut out their own shapes, maybe even their own hands, though those are a bit trickier.

This really is a simple craft. The children covered the larger yellow circle with glue. They then glued their handprints around the base circle with the fingers pointing outward.

Then they added the smaller yellow circle to the front of the flower.

We turned the flowers upside down to attach the stem, then flipped it back over to add the leaves.

Ta-da! Beautiful spring flowers for our garden display.

We read two springy flower books to go with this craft.

In My Flower by Sara Gillingham is a cute board book with a finger puppet butterfly that rests on a flower on every page. Each page talks about different things the butterfly can do, until on the last page she is with her family.

Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms by Julia Rawlinson is a cute book about a young fox named Fletcher who is excited for spring, but suddenly concerned when he notices lots of white falling from the sky. Assuming it is snow, Fletcher warns his different animal friends they need to go back to what they were doing for winter, such as hibernating. When they reach the orchard, so he can show them the falling snow, they realize it is not really snowing, but white flower petals from the blossoms are falling from the trees. Though this book focuses on blossoms more than flowers like the ones we made, I still thought it worked as an appropriate spring book. 

I love that both of these books include butterflies, as that is what we are adding to the display poster next time. I can't wait to share the finished poster.

Let's take a look at that review schedule real quick:

Last week I shared my review of Creation Illustrated Unit Studies. This week I will be posting my reviews of Traditional Spelling II from Memoria Press and a movie titled Princess Cut from Watchman Pictures. And later in April I will share my thoughts on HelpTeaching.com, and the Planet 316 Story Book Bible plus app.

In May I will be sharing about some books from Weigl Publishers, along with the multimedia content we have been granted access to. Plus we are also reviewing Kids Email and Home School Navigator. Both of those reviews will also post in May.

Here are some things I would like to share with you:

Here are a few more flower posts. Maybe if we all start making flower crafts with our children the spring weather will stick around.

Now onto:
Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Littles Learning Link Up post, there were 9 wonderful posts linked up. I will be sharing a randomly selected post and the top clicked-on posts.

Please, don't forget to stop by other posts that are linked up. See what catches your eye, stop by, pin the post to a relevant board, and perhaps leave a comment to let the author of the blog know you have been by for a visit. I know I appreciate others commenting and letting me know they have read my posts, so I am sure others do too.

This week's randomly selected post is:

Kristen from A Mom's Quest to Teach shared Crafts: Easter Coffee Filter Sun Catchers

And here are this week's most clicked on posts.

Jeniffer from Thou Shall Not Whine shared Developing a Read Aloud Culture in Your Homeschool.

Jeniffer from Thou Shall Not Whine also shared Reading Aloud During Busy Seasons.

Join the Party!

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your young children? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on one of my relevant boards, and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up.

Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our school time. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your child, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Monday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.

No button currently, and there won't be one until I can figure it out seeing as Photobucket has changed things. Feel free to still share the picture in place of the button. Just link it to my Littles Learning Link Up permalink please.

I am sharing over at

Homeschool Coffee Break


  1. I hope you have a great week! Thanks for hosting!

  2. These flowers are so cute! We might have to make our own in the next week or two. I love creating handprint themed crafts so I can remember how small their hands were (at one time).


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