"I Am Unique!" Back-To-School Activity

Back To School and All About Me Science Preschool Lesson Plan
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If you're planning an "All About Me" unit to kick off the school year, you might consider including this fun fingerprinting activity shared by Jessi Feltmann over at Getting Messy With Ms. Jessi! {We just love how she has chosen to include both 'friendship' and 'family life' in the unit topics! Yes, Jessi - we heartily agree that these make a person too!}

To start the activity, students are invited to trace their hands onto a piece of paper, then use the provided ink pads to add a print of each finger. [NOTE: This is a great sensory activity too! We know your preschoolers are sure to love the squishy feel of the washable ink pad and the tickle of the pencil as it traces their hands!] After each child has had the chance to wash up, have them observe their newly created prints. Pull up some pictures of fingerprint whirls, loops, and arches, provide your kiddos with magnifying glasses, and invite them to check out the unique shape of their prints {and those of their classmates!}.

A simple science exercise and a fun way to remind your students that they're all a unique part of the class! For this and several other activities in Jessi's "All About Me" unit, be sure to visit Getting Messy With Ms. Jessi!