Handprint Craft and Poem for the First Day of School

Last year was Gracieโ€™s first year of preschool and she brought home a lot of cute little craft projects and craft ideas. I shared a few of them here on my blog. Now that school has started and she is in her second year of preschool, I plan to share a few more.

On her first day of school, she came home with Back to School Magic Confetti and this adorable handprint craft with a poem and I knew I wanted to share it with you!

โ€œMy Hands Had a Very Good First Dayโ€

Handprint Craft for First Day of School

Tell me this is not so adorable!?!

What crafts to you do on the first day of school?


  1. That’s a cute idea for a first day of classes. We made a similar project in first grade with plaster imprints of our hands. My parents still have it on their wall.

  2. This is incredibly sweet! My youngest is starting nursery school (sniff sniff) on Monday, and I’m so glad I found this today!

  3. Wow, this is such an adorable idea! I’m pinning this for when I have a little one someday. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. That’s such a cute craft! I love seeing how my kids have grown over the years ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Oh I wish I would have thought of that when my kids first started school….maybe it’s not too late?! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. so sweet danielle!! i love projects like this

  7. Such a cute idea!! My kids are grown……moms…..do these things….you won’t regret it!!

  8. Awww, that is so super cute! What a great little token to keep and cherish for years to come! Love that!

  9. That would totally melt my heart when it came home from school. Love it!

  10. This is adorable. I love when my kids make things for mom and bring them home.

  11. What a sweet poem ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m addicted to hand print crafts, this is adorable.

  12. Aww this is such a cute idea.

  13. SO cute!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. Definitely cute. I still have some of the crafts that I created back when I was in school. Ahhh, the memories.

  15. That’s a great idea! What a good way to remember the first day of school.

  16. That is so cute. What a great way to mark a milestone!

  17. Aww, what a great keepsake milestone to look back on. I have a hand tracing that I did at Thanksgiving when I was a kid, and my hand is still the same size, LOL!!!!!

  18. It is a very cute and smart idea.

  19. This is a great project

  20. Oh that is so cute. It was my youngest sons first day of preschool today, I wish they had made something as cute as this!

  21. This is a very creative way to remember your kids first day of school. Milestones like this don’t come along everyday so remembering it would be nice.

  22. It’s adorable!! The confetti, too. What a creative teacher!

  23. Elisebet F says:

    That IS adorable! There’s something about baby and little kid handprints that just warms the heart. How can you not smile when you see them?

  24. This is so cute! I love it. Thank you for posting and God Bless! Visiting from http://www.heartofaphilanthropist.weebly.com

  25. Awe, how sweet! That warms my heart. ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Cute idea! My son has done this before. Since he is in middle school now, those craft days are gone and he does want to do them.

  27. We used to make projects like this for our parents on Mother’s/Father’s day but this is a great idea for the first day of school as well!

  28. love hand made crafts for kids esp hand prints!!

  29. Thanks for this very cute crafting idea!~I think we may have done this with our preschool kids years ago.

  30. What a great way to commemorate and always remember the first day of school.

  31. What a great idea to remember first day of school. Love the poem too!

  32. Its adorable,so cute!!
    Love the poem very touching

  33. I love this idea! We use a lot of handprint, fingerprint, and footprint craft ideas in my home daycare, and I have never seen this one! Being a parent, and grandparent myself, I truly appreciate the personal aspect of having artwork that includes their little hands and being able to look back years later remembering how tiny they actually were!

  34. That’s very sweet and kind. It’s always nice to celebrate special occasions like starting a new school year!

  35. This reminds me of when I was young. On my first day of school we made handprint and brought them home. My mom had mine hanging on the wall until just a couple of years ago when it broke.

  36. Yah, as a mother I agree 100%- those little hands are so adorable!

  37. Cute! I remember the kids making turkeys out of their handprints. :o)

  38. This is a great idea and something that parents will treasure forever. I always appreciate it when teachers make lessons things that the children and I will remember add treasure.

  39. Love love love and will be doing this with my boys!!

  40. That’s really cute and something they can look back on when they’re bigger.

  41. My daughter is in 1st grade this year but I remember all her hand prints and all the pics taken at school.. during the year. I don’t know if this year will be the same.. but I hope it is.. I have a 19 and a 17 year old and I still have some of their stuff through out the years crafts and all of the awards they have gotten thru their whole entire school “career” lol. I plan on keeping all of the stuff from my 6 year old and then when the younger 2 kids go to school too…

  42. Cute idea! The grow up too fast! ๐Ÿ™

  43. That’s an adorable handset. Im sure this is something you will look at as the years go by with fondness

  44. SO, SO , So cute.. I never thought of a first day of school hand poem.. sooo cool. I may have to grab my Kindergartner real quick and make this for her scrapbook.. great idea, thanks for sharing

  45. This is so cute! This is definitely a cute idea!

  46. This is so adorable! I love the idea and will definitely be pinning for next year.

  47. I have no clue what I did on m first days but I am sure my mom has all those projects tucked into a box somewhere.

  48. So cute! I’ll have to do that when my daughter goes to school.

  49. I treasure these gifts. My mom still has my sisters and ours and I have my daughters. My son hasnโ€™t done one yet. These are wonderful.

  50. This is so sweet–I’m going to make a hand print of my little one’s hands today! Lovely post!

  51. This is so cute!

  52. Heather Y says:

    Could be a cute holiday gift!

  53. shelly peterson says:

    So cute! I just love cute, sentimental stuff that kids make.

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