We have been seeing hand print crafts all over the place right now and they just look so cute! So Sam, Avery and I did some hand print painting today.
The butterfly and pink part of the flower are Sam's hands and the green leaves are Avery's hands. Avery not a fan of the paint on her hand so that was the extent of her painting. Sam made quite a few flowers and we attempted one spider but it didn't turn out so well.
After we did the painting we compared our butterfly to the ones in the My, Oh My! A Butterfly and The Butterfly Alphabet.
Both were great book for us to read after we did the painting. And Sam loved seeing all the colors that we could use to make more butterflies later.
The rain stopped for a few minutes and we were able to get outside. Sam and Avery were excited to see two daffodils that were blooming. I took that opportunity to talk with Sam about how those flowers compared to the ones we had made with her hands.
Love when we can connect projects with both books and outdoor learning!
The Nitty Gritty!
Sam didn't want to do anymore painting when she got up from nap otherwise we would have tackled a BIG hand print painting project.
Picture this, a giant mural with flowers, bugs, trees, bushes, clouds and a sun. We have that big roll of paper that I could roll out onto the floor so we could go to town making things with our hands. I think this would be an awesome spring project for a class to take on. What a neat way to end a school year and a fun way to decorate a classroom!
Any teachers want to tackle this and let me know how it goes?