Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Thumbprints

  1. Obtain several copies of Ed Emberley's Great Thumbprint Drawing Book.
  2. Have students peruse the books to get some ideas on what they can do with thumbprints. They will be making a picture out of their thumbprints, so they should have something in mind before they start stamping.
  3. You will need several stamp pads, preferably of different colors. Your kids will make several thumbprints on their paper in areas that they have planned out.
  4. After they are done stamping, they should complete their picture using crayons or colored pencil.
  5. You can use this activity to have students illustrate stories or a theme that you are studying also.

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