Lesson Plan Title : Finger painting Words

Age Range: Kindergarten through Grade 2 (Early Elementary or Primary Level)

Overview and Purpose : Be prepared for a messy good time, as students squish and slosh their way through the spelling word list!

Objective: The student will be able to finger paint his spelling words on a piece of paper.


Finger paint

Finger paint paper


Give each student some finger paint on their paper. Write the spelling word on the board and have them copy it in the paint. If they make a mistake, encourage them to smear it and start again. This activity can be done as a whole class or in a center with the words printed on laminated cards.


This lesson could be done with many different mediums (i.e. pudding, cheese, whipped cream, jello, applesauce, etc.). It can be an activity and a snack in one! Check for food allergies before trying this variation, though.