Fingerpaint Sensations Alphabet

Sensory Finger Paint AlphabetIt’s almost time for Back to School! …And that means getting to know new students through their names. In order to spell their names correctly, students will need to begin their literacy lessons. It just so happens that September is filled with various literacy weeks, so this week’s craft is the perfect start to learning some letters through sensory fingerpainting!

Age: 3+

Duration: 15-20 minutes

Learning Objectives: Use fingers to paint. Develop fine motor skills while stimulating tactile senses. Learn letters of the alphabet for Back to School and for literacy lessons.

You’ll Need:

R75415 Finger Paint Sensations Kit

• Card paper

• Paint

• Paint bowl

• Mixing spoon

• Paint tray

• Pencil


Add a touch of sensory appeal to your students’ literacy lessons with our Fingerpaint Sensations kit! Designed to enhance students’ tactile skills, the fingerpaint kit features 10 safe, special additives that can be combined with paint to turn fingerpainting into a cool experience.

Sensory Finger Paint AlphabetIn the photograph, you can see all 10 additives in labeled bags. Select your favorite colors and mix with different additives to engage your students’ fingerpainting experiences.

Sensory Finger Paint Alphabet

Place your card paper onto the paint tray. Write all the letters of the alphabet onto the card paper. I wrote 5 rows of 5 letters each with the last letter ‘Z’ written at the bottom.

Sensory Finger Paint AlphabetI’ll start with each of the additives. Once again, they are 100% safe for students to use, which is the best part, as kids will love feeling the different textures on their fingers! The 1st additive is called “Fine Grit.” This will make the paint feel gritty to kids’ fingers.

Sensory Finger Paint AlphabetMix 1 teaspoon of Fine Grit Additive #1 to a few squirts of paint.

Sensory Finger Paint AlphabetShow children how to dip their “painting” finger into the textured fingerpaint.

Sensory Finger Paint AlphabetLocate your first letter and trace the pencil marking with your finger. This is a great way to reinforce the shape of the letter while giving your students a different texture to feel!

Sensory Finger Paint AlphabetI’ve decided to mix up the colors, so I’m going through them randomly. You can follow one row of letters or make your own combination of colorful, textured letters!

Sensory Finger Paint AlphabetAdditive #2 is known as “Frictionless” which adds small decorative balls to the paint.

Sensory Finger Paint AlphabetMix 1 teaspoon of Additive #2 to another color of paint. I’ve added another letter beside each previous letter.

Sensory Finger Paint AlphabetThe next additive is #3. This one is called “Soft.”

Sensory Finger Paint AlphabetAdd more letters to the alphabet poster!

Sensory Finger Paint AlphabetAdditive #4 is called “Slippery.” Remember, you can add more of the additive to the paint to increase the textured effect!

Sensory Finger Paint AlphabetThis one is a little difficult to handle, so choose letters that are simple to fingerpaint.

Sensory Finger Paint AlphabetAdditive #5 is known as “Gooey.” This additive turns the paint sticky and slimy!

Sensory Finger Paint AlphabetHere I’ve just painted 2 additional letters to make room for the rest!

Sensory Finger Paint AlphabetAdditive #6 is known as “Coarse Grit.”

Sensory Finger Paint AlphabetAdd in a few more letters. We’re almost done!

Sensory Finger Paint AlphabetAdditive #7 is called “Goopy.” The ingredients clump together to make a goopy substance.

Sensory Finger Paint AlphabetYou can see just how goopy it is!

Sensory Finger Paint AlphabetAdditive #8 is known as “Rolly Polly.”

Sensory Finger Paint AlphabetI’ve added two more letters.

Sensory Finger Paint AlphabetThis next additive is called “Super Grit.”

Sensory Finger Paint AlphabetI’ve mixed several colors to add more interest to our alphabet poster.

Sensory Finger Paint AlphabetThe last additive, #10, is called “Stringy.”

Sensory Finger Paint AlphabetI’ve lightened the purple and positioned the stringy additives to make a textured “M.”

Sensory Finger Paint AlphabetHere’s the final look. Wait for the paint to dry before letting students feel their fingers over the letters. What kinds of textures can they feel on the paper? Let them describe the textures to you while they learn about the letters!

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4 thoughts on “Fingerpaint Sensations Alphabet

  1. What fun! We love finger painting.

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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