Hand Print Calendar: September

september calendar page with fingerprint apple tree and school poem

{Looking for a fun way to review the days of the week and months of the year? Try this hand print calendar! Students are sure to love the “hands on” artwork as well as the special poem for each month. If completed before the holidays, this makes a spectacular (and functional!) Christmas gift for mom and dad!}


In September, most kids are headed back to school - engrossed by thoughts of school supplies, school buses, and the new school year! Bring this theme to your September calendar page with a hand and fingerprint apple tree!

Supplies You'll Need

How To Make A Hand Print Apple Tree

fingerprint apple tree and school poem

Invite students to dip the tip of their finger into a shallow bowl of green washable paint then make a series of fingerprints (in the shape of an oval) to one side of their white construction paper.

green fingerprint leaves on white construction paper

Help students coat one finger with brown craft paint.

finger painted with brown tempera paint

Encourage students to press their entire finger to the paper, directly under the freshly created "leaves" to create a tree trunk.

green fingerprint leaves and brown finger print tree trunk

Once the tree trunk and leaves have dried, invite students to dip the tip of their finger into washable red paint and create "apples" on and around the tree.

fingerprint apple tree

The Poem

September Good Morning Song

  • Good morning to the bus.
  • Good morning to the school.
  • Good morning to the pencils and pens.
  • Good morning to the teacher.
  • Good morning to the kids.
  • Good morning to learning with my friends.

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