Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Alphabet handprints

Alphabet handprints

Since starting school this September S has been learning phonics - the sounds and letters of the alphabet and how to use them in reading and writing. 

To support him with this we have been creating an alphabet frieze using handprints to create pictures for each letter.

I chose handprints as a medium of doing this because it is a very simple process. Using their hands is one of the first skills a child will explore when coming into contact with paint and therefore it allowed us to explore the phonic element to the activity further.

"It tickles" says A.

The surprise at looking at a printed hand. 

We added features to the animals and objects before mounting them. 

They now hang proudly in the boys bedroom. 

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