The students will make fingerprint art and create images that match each letter in alphabet.
This lesson is best to do with Kindergarten towards the end of the school year or 1st grade at the beginning of the school year.
All you need to do:
-print out the worksheet (black and white) and example art sheet (color printer preferred) *If you don't have access to color printer, you can have your older students create colorful examples for the little ones
-provide materials (ink pads and black pens)
This can also be an easy, engaging sub lesson
Purpose: Students will create an illustrated alphabet that will help them improve motor skills, stretch imagination, and learn letters and spelling.
1. fingerprint ink pads. I use Bess brand pads 4x4cm. I buy two packages of 20 for 24 students working at the same time. If you are on the tight budget, you can use a sponge soaked in paint with pencils.
2. black pen. You can also use thin marker or pencils.
Options: I provided options for your convenience. You can choose to have students write letters for each image, or you can let them only draw an image. Blank fields also give students opportunity to come up with other ideas.
Sometimes you just don't want to waist your printing ink on fancy borders, and sometimes you need that bright color for beautifying your classroom.