Hi, my name is Viviana from Totschooling! I blog about educational activities for toddlers and preschoolers and I have a passion for creating hands-on educational printables. I am very happy to be here today to share these fingerprint counting printables!
Children instinctively count things using their fingers. If we add paint to this “equation”, kids can leave fingerprints as they count. The result is a super fun project that combines art and math!
– kids tempera paint or an ink pad
Just pour a little paint in a tray and let your child dip a fingertip into the paint. Following the numbers indicated on the activity, children place the correct number of fingerprints, creating spots on the ladybugs, caterpillars of varying lengths, and petals on flowers. This is great for practicing number recognition and one to one correspondence.
My 3.5 year old daughter tried out this activity and loved it. It was a fun way to practice numbers and she especially enjoyed making the ladybugs. Best of all, we hung the finished product on the wall next to her other paintings and she looks at it periodically and counts the fingerprints again!
Thanks, Amanda, for the opportunity to share!