As usual we always try to make any activities that may be targeting a specific area, as fun as possible & finger painting is a great way to allow children to use both hands simultaneously & practice crossing the midline with ease.
It is a messy activity & sometimes we use ordinary paint with washing up liquid but this time I had proper finger paints, this month we are looking at the colour purple, so red & blue paint were used so the children could mix them together to get a sort of purple - it was more like maroon. The children declared it slimy, sticky, smooth, cold, like jelly & lovely!
If they wanted each child could 'capture' a print they had made in the paint & only 2 said they didn't want to do this.
I always love how some children who aren't as confident using markers or pages will create really amazing images using the paint or on whiteboards. I think they like the fact they can wipe the image away if they don't like it.