How to Trace Your Name with Fingerprint Apples

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.

We would LOVE to have you join the Virtual Book Club for Kids too! Just read the book and do an apple themed activity with your kids! Be sure to join us at the VBC Facebook page too! If you want more details about the VBC (including a list of upcoming books), click here.
Check out all these other apple themed activities that are perfect for preschoolers:
Name Activities
Magnetic Names Apple Picking  – Preschool Powol Packets
Trace Your Name With Fingerprint Apples  – Big Owl Little Owl Witty Hoots
Number Activities
Fine motor Apple Graphing Activity – Extremely Good Parenting
Ten Apples Up On Top File Folder Game – Views From a Step Stool
Sequencing Number Words – Adventures of Adam
Sensory Play Activities
Finger Painted Apple Trees – Clares Little Tots
Play Dough Apple Stacking Activity – Inspiration Laboratories
Cooking Activities
Apple Snack for Kids – CraftCreateCalm
Science Activities
Science in Motion Apple Game – The Educators’ Spin On It
Teach Beside Me- Magnet Levitating Apple stacking
Color Activities
Pre-Writing Activities
Movement Activities
Ten Apples Up On Top Movement Activity – Still Playing School
Move Like a Tree Activity- Kori at Home
Shape Activities 

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