Another great Pinterest find!
Learn to count by fives- A fun hand print art project that is beautiful enough to hang on the wall! It’s also fun to make and a great keepsake!
Children will love counting their own fingers on their art work, adding to get to the next multiple of five, and making the connection that multiplication is just adding in a faster way, once they have some numbers memorized. And this great project will help them do just that!
Sharpie or other dark marker
Trace your child’s hand print onto scrap paper and cut out.
Use the stencil you just made to cut the same size hand prints out of each of the colored papers: Stack a few papers at a time and your child can cut a square around the hand print.
Then hold the hand print stencil firmly in place while you cut around it for each stack of paper. Do one at a time if you need to.
Cut a long rectangular paper about half as high as the hand print and an inch longer on either side than all the prints laid out side by side (see photo below or first photo above). My child enjoyed measuring out the length needed. We used a few sheets of paper (glued together and taped on the back, as well, for a more secure hold), to get the long rectangle.
With a dark marker, write multiples of 5 (from 5 to 50). Glue them in order onto the rectangle.
We hung it over my son’s bed so he can look at it before he falls asleep (a great time for info to sink in!),
and it made for beautiful wall art! He especially loves that it’s made with his
own hand prints. It really showed him that multiplication is fun and just addition, which he knows, so it’s not daunting! He was proud to memorize the multiples of five!