I have a lovely book called “What your Year 1 child Needs to know”. I like this book as it gives you some great ideas and one of these great ideas was doing hand painting when you start your counting in 5’s. So we did it.
I got Pink to place her entire hand in a tray of paint and then we made some hand prints on a big piece of card (we used some card from an old box)
Once Pink was finished we talked about having 5 fingers on each hand and we counted the fingers and wrote the number under each hand.
She really enjoyed this and naturally once we had finished this great activity we used our paint to make some pictures. We recently read about Claude Monet and Pink loved his paintings so she is know determined to paint using dots – I really loved the little flowers below.