Summer’s just around the corner, and with it comes several patriotic holidays. This is the perfect time to make this adorable Uncle Sam handprint craft for preschoolers.
Introducing Uncle Sam to preschoolers is an important part of teaching the basics of patriotism.
Uncle Sam is a powerful symbol that stands for America’s strength and commitment to freedom, and his image can spark meaningful conversations with your preschooler about these concepts.
This simple handprint craft allows your child to express their pride in a unique, creative way.
Uncle Sam Handprint Craft for Preschoolers
The Uncle Sam Handprint Craft is a fun and creative way for preschoolers to get in the patriotic spirit.
This simple activity will allow your child to express their pride in America and develop a better understanding of what Uncle Sam stands for.
What You’ll Need
- construction paper in red, white, and blue
- glue stick
- liquid craft glue
- silver tinsel pom poms
- letter stickers in red and blue
- star-shaped craft punch or stickers
- Uncle Sam pattern (available at the bottom of this post)
What You’ll Do
Download, print, and cut out the Uncle Sam pattern. Trace your child’s hand onto white construction paper and cut it out or use the pattern provided.
Trace the other shapes onto construction paper according to the directions on the pattern sheet. Cut out all of the pieces.
Attach three white strips to the red hat top with your glue stick. Glue the red-striped hat to the top edge of the hand-shaped cut-out.
Add the blue rectangle to create the hat brim. Attach the silver tinsel pom pom nose just under the hat brim with a dab of liquid glue. Set aside to dry.
Punch a star from construction paper or add a star-shaped sticker. Add letter stickers to spell USA or your child’s name.
Attach the star to the hat with the glue stick.
Fourth of July Activities for Preschoolers
Are you looking for more patriotic crafts and activities to do with your preschoolers? I’ve gathered some fun new ideas for you. Have fun!
Fourth of July Books for Preschoolers
Reading books with preschoolers can be a great way to introduce them to the world of patriotism. It’s also an excellent opportunity for parents and teachers alike to spark meaningful conversations about what it means to be American.
Reading Fourth of July-themed books is a wonderful way to help children understand the importance of honoring our nation’s freedom and independence, while also having some fun along the way!
So grab a book and get ready for an educational journey into America’s past!
F is for Flag – June 14 is Flag Day, but with so many American flags proudly displayed, every day seems like Flag Day.
Hello, Fourth of July! – In Hello, Fourth of July! join the pair as they spend the day surrounded by the red, white and blue. Along the way, take in a parade, view historical paintings and statues, hit the beach, and enjoy great food at a picnic and barbecue, topping off the day with a colorful fireworks display!
On the Fourth of July – We lift our flags high above us in pride, waving stars and stripes with red, white, and blue. It’s America’s birthday, and that means cookouts, parades, and fireworks. When the cookouts are over and the pool gates are closed, families will walk from their houses, parade into town, and look to the stars. Surrounded by neighbors and friends, they will watch the fireworks show in wonder as it glitters and sparkles and paints the sky in celebration of Independence Day!
More Fourth of July Crafts for Preschoolers
The Fourth of July is a great time to get creative with your kids and make some fun crafts! There are so many different ways to celebrate the holiday, from homemade decorations to patriotic-themed activities.
Making crafts together can be a great way for parents and children alike to bond over their shared love of America.
Plus, it’s an educational experience that teaches important lessons about patriotism and our nation’s history. So grab some supplies and get ready for an afternoon full of creativity!
- 4th of July Star Wand from Homeschool Preschool
- Bald Eagle Toilet Paper Roll Craft from Homeschool Preschool
- Popsicle Stick Statue of Liberty Craft from Simple Everyday Mom
The Uncle Sam Handprint Craft is a great way to help your preschoolers express their patriotism creatively.
With just a few simple materials, you can easily create this craft with your child and use it as an opportunity to discuss what makes America so special.
Furthermore, there are plenty of other Fourth of July activities for preschoolers that will both educate them about our nation’s history while also providing some fun family time!
So grab some supplies and get ready to celebrate America’s independence day with these meaningful activities!