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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Handprint Turkey



We have been having lots of fun with Do-a-Dot art sets. Thanks Raegan for mentioning them! A recent one we did was handprint turkeys. I like this because it captures the size of your child's hand.

AGE RANGE
As soon as you are okay with your child using a do-a-dot. Two and up is definitely appropriate. You will have to decide on children younger than that.

SKILLS TAUGHT
  • Art
  • Colors
  • Fine Motor
SUPPLIES
  • Do-a-dot
  • Pen/pencil/crayon
  • Paper
PREP
  • Trace your child's hand on the paper
  • Trace a parent's hand on the paper
ACTIVITY
  • Have your child use the do-a-dots to fill in the feathers on each turkey.
PHOTOS
This was the first time we used do-a-dots, so the kids were quite excited about them and wanting to experiement. I also realized at one point that I didn't explain the activity well before we started. So, the end-product didn't turn out as I envisioned, but they definitely enjoyed themselves. The top one is Brayden's (age 4.5), and the bottome one is Kaitlyn's (2.5).

2 comments:

Raegan said...

I'm doing this today! So cute!!! (And a great way to get handprints to preserve).

Ben & Jenny said...

We did this today. DS did great with the Dot markers and wanted to play longer!

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