Trace Your Name with Fingerprint Apples
Big Owl Little Owl would like to welcome you to the Virtual Book Club for Kids – this week we read 10 Apples up on Top by Dr Suess. This is a great book for building excitement, learning numbers and words through repetition and is just a joy to read with preschoolers!
The book starts with an apple balancing competition between two friends which just grows and grows! We loved the simple yet striking illustrations in this book, particularly the apples. This inspired us to practise making our name with apple fingerprints.
Using Fingerprints to Make Your Name
This is a simple and colourful way to have fingerprint fun whilst learning to form the letter shapes of your name too. At the end of the activity, you will have a lovely picture too!
Materials & Equipment
red & green fingerpaint paper pencil
(don’t forget a paper towel or wet wipe for painty fingers!)
Making Apple Fingerprints Name Activity
First, write your child’s name in large letters on the paper with the pencil. Then, demonstrate how you are going to balance the apples up on top by adding a fingerprint to the line. Next, let your child copy you by placing their fingers in the paint and pressing them onto the paper. Encourage them to follow the line and they will see their name appear in as apples balanced on top of one another! Finally allow the prints to dry! These make ideal pictures or presents for family members too!
We love making these prints and they were so simple for little ones to make and do. In fact as just easy as balancing 10 Apples Up On Top!
Virtual Book Club 2016-2017
Peakles and I are thrilled to be a co-host for the Virtual Book Club organised by Rainy Day Mum, The Educators Spin on It and Toddler Approved. Join us on a weekly basis, where we read a book and do a related activity as well.