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:
→ For another cute Spring math idea, check out these printable Rainy Day Math worksheets.
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 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!