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Open your arms to this fun craft and conversation about how we show we care! Whether it’s giving someone a big hug, offering a helping hand, sharing a special toy, it’s these gestures that make the world a better place to live.

Materials needed:

  • Cardstock
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Tape


  1. Have a child trace their hand on two pieces of cardstock
  2. Once completed, talk to them about some of the ways we can show someone you care
  3. Add one way to each finger
  4. When all ten fingers are filled out cut out the hands
  5. Measure your child’s “hug” by having them spread their arms wide and measure the length from palm to palm
  6. Cut ribbon to the same length
  7. Tape the ribbon ends on the inside palms of the decorated hands

As you work on this craft, listen to A Hug Works!

Love and many ways one can show it are at the heart of this sweet song.

A Hug Works example

Conversation starters

  • What are some words that describe how you feel when someone shows they care?
  • What are ways we can demonstrate caring?
  • What does it mean to show someone you care?
  • How would you like someone to show they care for you?

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