Letter Y Handprint Art: Y is for Yacht

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Yacht handprint art is a fun and creative way to engage children in learning about the letter Y, offering a hands-on activity that combines art, education, and imagination.

This activity, ideal for preschoolers and early learners, transforms a simple handprint into a charming yacht illustration, making it an excellent addition to any alphabet or nautical-themed study unit.

Not only does this alphabet handprint art help in reinforcing the letter ‘Y,’ but it also encourages fine motor skills development and creativity among young learners.

yacht handprint

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Y is for yacht handprint art

Yacht handprint art is particularly appealing because it allows children to see the direct connection between the abstract shape of the letter ‘Y’ and a tangible object in the world, such as a yacht.

This type of visual and tactile learning can be highly effective in helping children remember letters and words, thereby enhancing their early literacy skills. Plus, it’s a fantastic way for kids to personalize their learning journey with their unique handprint, making the experience more memorable and enjoyable.

This free printable letter y handprint template is free to print but is for personal or classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the page to get the pdf file.

Supplies needed

yacht handprint template

How to use

Print out the template below, it will print out on one full page. Make sure to check your spam folder if you don’t see it in your emails within 5 minutes.

You can of course print this on normal printer paper, but with all of our crafts, they always look better on cardstock.

Let the kids decide what color handprint they want to use, we have chosen to use blue for the sail of our yacht.

hand and blue paint

Use a small paintbrush to add a thin layer of paint to their hand. Make sure you have the wipes handy!!

blue handprint

Place their hand with their fingers pointing upwards with their palm starting at the yacht and going through the sail. Press down all along their hand to make sure the handprint transfers fully.

Pull your child’s hand off really gently to avoid any smudges.

Let the paint dry completely before coloring in the letter Y and the yacht.

y is for yacht

The most important thing though is just to have fun with this handprint art!

Check out all of our kids handprint art!

Additional letter Y activities

For even more letter y activities for preschool that I know you are going to love:

Alphabet bundle


Tips for downloading the free files

Below you will see a large sign-up box where you need to add your name and email address, and press I NEED THIS NOW!

Within minutes you will be sent the free PDF directly to your email address, so you can print it out and start using it immediately.

Sometimes emails get a little wonky, so if you can’t see it, please check your spam folder where I am sure it is hiding.

Download the free letter Y handprint art

If you want to grab all of the letters of the alphabet in one place, you can purchase them here for a small fee. Or for a massively discounted price grab these handprint alphabet printables along with our new alphabet coloring pages in our 52-page bundle.

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Last Updated on 10 April 2024 by Clare

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