INSIDE: Fingerprint Heart Tracing is a fun and easy to set up fine motor tracing activity using paint for toddlers and preschoolers. This pre-writing activity is a great idea to do during Valentine’s Day or anytime you want to practice colour matching with your preschooler. Super simple to set up and fun!
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Fingerprint Heart Tracing Activity for Preschoolers
Grab a sheet of white paper and draw out 6 hearts in all the colours of the rainbow. Write out the colour inside the hearts. This is a great way to help your little one get familiar with colour sight words.
Pour out each colour of your hearts on to a paint pallet or paper plate and invite your little one to use their fingers to trace each heart with the correct colour.
If they are hesitate about using their fingers like my son, let them use a small sponge stamper or dot marker or a Q-Tip.
This is a great fine motor and colour recognition activity for toddlers and preschooler. They will learn colours and colour sight words such as red, and blue.
Age Suitability for Fingerprint Heart Tracing Activity for Preschoolers
This activity is great for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7.5 year old.
Supplies for Fingerprint Heart Tracing Activity for Preschoolers
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- White paper
- Washable Kids paint
- Paint Pallet
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