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Tens of thousands of pieces of hand artwork are decorated by young children, teachers, and families, and hung throughout the Capitol Rotunda each year during Children’s Week Florida. This Celebration of the Hands honors the annual tradition of the Hanging of the Hands which began in 1986.

This stunning visual display of children’s art is collected from early learning programs and schools across the state and arranged to be displayed by region. These beautiful hands serve as a reminder to legislators, advocates, and all visitors to the Capitol that thousands of Florida’s children are impacted by the policy decisions made by the legislature.

Want to be a part of a time-honored tradition and have your child’s hand art included in the Celebration of the Hands for Children’s Week Florida 2021?

Mail us your hand artwork any time before March 19, 2021 to the address provided below. Please include a note of your county on your mailed package to ensure your artwork is displayed alongside others in your region.

The Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend Region
2639 N. Monroe Street, Building C
Tallahassee, FL 32303

Important Note: All hand artwork must be received by Friday, April 2, 2021 to be included in delivery to the Capitol for set-up.

To locate your local Celebration of the Hands coordinator, please click the map of the area Early Learning Coalitions.