The countdown to kindergarten and preschool has begun. Don't wait! Be proactive and prepare your child for a successful transition into this new and important experience. It will lay the foundation for your little one's future.
Kids always want to have a gift to give on Mother's Day. This craft helps children develop fine motor skills and introduces the scientific concept of anatomy. This #FamilyFriday craft is a stationery set with funny characters made from your child's fingerprints. Check out this one from Liv!
Fine Motor Skills: Help your little one use child safety scissors to cut out a few pieces of white paper and fold them in half to make a card. Now for the colorful part! Let her put her thumb into (non-toxic) finger paint and make a few thumb prints on the front of each of the "cards."
Anatomy: Tell her what a fingerprint is and that no two people's are the same. I'm sure this will fascinate her, as it still does me.
Once the paint dries, help her hold a pencil or pen, a skill that is needed for kindergarten. Encourage her to use her imagination to draw on her thumb prints to make them into horses, butterflies, chipmunks, or whatever she wants to.
Your child will be so proud to give this gift. And, you will be so proud of her/him for making and giving it. Happy Mother's Day!
I'm a Parent Educator, Author, and Founder of Carla & Liv KIDS. My mission is to prepare every child for a strong start in school. One of my tools is my quick-read, research-based book, SCHOOL IS NEW TO ME: A Beginner's Guide to Starting School.