Hanging of the Hands

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Tens of thousands of pieces of ‘hand art” will be hung throughout the Capitol Rotunda Sunday, January 21 – Friday, January 26, 2018 creating an amazing display of children’s art.  ‘Hand art” is decorated by children and their teachers, and collected at child care centers and schools across the state. The hands hang in the Capitol Rotunda as a reminder to legislators and advocates that we must take care of our most precious commodity – our children.

Want your children’s hand art on display at the Capitol?
Mail us your artwork postmarked anytime before January 12, 2018.

Schools, child care centers, and individuals from across the state have been submitting hands to hang at the Capitol for many years, and we encourage everyone to participate in this time honored tradition.

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

 2018 Children’s Week_#GiveusaHand

From November 18, 2017 to January 18, 2018 you are invited to share your hand artwork photos via Facebook, Twitter and  Instagram using #GiveUsAHand. All who participate will be entered to win one of many wonderful prizes!

Our contest categories are:

  1. Best Individual Hand-Art
  2. Best Group Piece
  3. Most Creative

How to Enter:

  1. Design Hand Art
  2. Take a Picture
  3. Share via Social Media
  4. Win Prizes – Enter by using – #GiveUsAHand and @ChildrensWeek.

It is really a wonderful experience to see the Capitol transformed!


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