Have you ever seen a "work of art" worth millions, which looks like something your child just brought home from school? The dual perspective of "Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder" and just a little bit of "The Emperor’s New Clothes" is evident in this clever artwork story of a child who paints a fingerpaint print in class and then loses it in the wind on the way home. Illustrated from the point of view of a child, whose identity is left to the imagination of the reader since all of the illustrations are what the child sees, the fingerpaint print is interpreted by official "judges" as well as by bystanders.
Author Sherrill Cannon provides us with a story about self-expression and imagination. The story instills the values of confidence, creativity and appreciation while teaching about open-mindedness..
My Fingerpaint Masterpiece is available for free viewing here:
This bundle offers teacher and student guides for both the EYP and PYP levels, and they were written specifically to be used with My Fingerpaint Masterpiece.
These guides will help students understand their own self expression. The guides incorporate inquiry learning, as they encourage students to explore their own curiosities while instilling confidence, and creativity. They will fit perfectly in your class or homeschool program as a self awareness or communications activity!
And, if would like to complete your classroom set, consider purchasing your own copy of My Fingerpaint Masterpiece from the author website, please visit: