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'm very happy to be here today to share these fingerprint counting printables! I've included free preschool math templates for creating fingerprint caterpillars, ladybugs, and flowers.
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!
Materials needed for this preschool math activity:
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- kids tempera paint or an ink pad
- Spring Counting Printables
How to use the fingerprint counting printables
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 will 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. Have them say them count and say the number out loud while making each fingerprint.
→ For another cute Spring math idea, check out these printable Rainy Day Math worksheets.
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!
If you enjoy this activity, feel free to check out some of my other education printables such as Band-aid Bear letter matching and Goldfish Cracker math printables.
Thanks, Amanda, for the opportunity to share!
More Fun Ideas for Spring
Find more handprint and fingerprint ideas for spring by clicking on the images below!
Lovely activity!!! And great for the spring season. Many many thanks! I'm sure we will have lots of fun doing this.
Yay! Excited that you like it 🙂
Please could you send me the fingerprint counting printables please. Thanks in advance
Idée géniale ! Merci ! Thanks a lot
I love this activity. Would you have it in a black and white version and can it be reproduced?
I don't - sorry! 🙁
Very good idea! Thanks!
Christine Slimm says
I loved this idea, wanted to do it with my greatgranddaughter who is 3 christmas eve, but how do I print it. There are no details. I know I can probably do this myself but at 75 years old thought I would take the easy way. Great ideas though.
Christine Slimm says
Sorry Amanda read through it again and found the link. Excellent. Old age. lol
No worries! Glad you found it and that you like the project 🙂
Katie Chiavarone says
I adore these! What a fantastic idea- I will be sharing and pinning!
Awesome! I have been looking for worksheets like those. Can you email them to me?
Alesia N @ FUNtastic SIMON says
We love this activity! Thank you for creating and sharing.
Yay! That's great to hear 🙂