My 5 year old daughter and I had a blast making this Paw Prints Painting Activity. After reading books on animal tracks, we decided to become nature detectives together. We started looking for various animal tracks (primarily paw prints) in the backyard and around the neighborhood. This then led to an indoor activity with paint…hence the Paw Prints Painting Activity.
1. Using activity trays or newspaper, set-up an area to paint. Include paper, paint, plastic animals, and wipes.
2. After a read-aloud on animal tracks and/or paw prints, encourage your kiddo to make animal tracks and paw prints. Prompt them to dip the animals feet (paws, etc.) into the paint to make the prints. They can even use their hands to make fingerpaint prints (as my daughter did). She also discovered that Q-tips make adorable little guinea pig (of course!) prints.
3. Quiz each other on which paw prints or animal tracks belong to which animal. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed this part! She thought it was hilarious when I guessed pig prints to what should have been raccoon prints (hey…they look similar!).
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