High five for hands!

I made up a little high five game on our clip boards for the children to try. My goal was to encourage the children to explore a little counting in the process and it worked out fabulously…

High Five for Hands!

We keep a set of clip boards on the back of one of our book shelves and on each clip board, the children found a paper hand with five fingers. The children were invited to get a clip board and walk around the classroom sometime during the day and see if they could get five classmates (or teachers) to give them a high five…

High Five for Hands!

Each time a child got a high five, they could color in a finger until all five fingers were colored in!

High Five for Hands!

All around the classroom and all through out the morning, children were giving each other high fives, counting to five, and coloring in their five fingers…

High Five for Hands!

This was such a fun way to build community, count to five, and complete their own charts in the process…

High Five for Hands!

I hope you have a great day today and while you’re out and about, go ahead and give someone a high five. It might just make their day!

High Five for Hands!

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By |2016-11-29T22:32:44+00:00June 27th, 2016|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.

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