Trace the handprint of each child and let each child write his or her name on the handprint. Make enough copies of each handprint so that every child gets a set of handprints: his own plus one of each classmate. Give each child a paper plate with the center cut out. Help children glue their sets of hands around the "wreath" and decorate it by gluing on ribbon or glitter. Display children's wreaths with the title "Our Classroom Circle of Friends."
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