Paw Print Painting!

In learning about animals and the tracks that they make, the Greece preschoolers worked on creating their own paw prints!  With construction paper and a plate of tempera colors, the children explored making animal prints with paint!

This activity offers many experiential benefits!  Children can practice creating patterns with the tracts, exploring paw print shapes, and replicating on paper a visual form that they see.  Part of the lesson also included learning to recognize the animal tracks and matching them to the animal.

In addition to the animal tracks, this activity also provided an opportunity to explore paint as a medium.  Paint consistency affected their prints and the pressure they applied to the paper affected whether their prints were more defined or faint.  Multiple hands-on learning experiences were a part of the fun!

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