Here is a super cute idea - handprints for an entire year! When I was teaching deaf ed pre-school, I had the kids do some kind of art throughout the school year. At the end of the school year, I put it together as a calendar for the parents as their end of school present. It was neat to see the progress the kids made with their coordination and art skills. These handprints are a really cute idea to use their hands throughout the year and see them grow!Click here for the link to the blog
How do you make this a language learning activity? Simply talk about what you are doing (painting, creating), what you are using (paint, paintbrushes, paper, hand), what you are making (the picture), etc. You can always have your child look at the picture of what he/she should create and ask him/her what he/she thinks you will need to use. Your child may also come up with his/her own ideas!! That's even more fun!