- roll paper
- fat, black marker
- thick cardboard
- clothespins, optional
- tempera paint
- Styrofoam trays or paper plates
- tacky glue
The Creative Process
- Cut a 2' x 3' sheet from the roll paper. Using a fat, black marker, draw the letter "A" in large block form, filling the entire sheet.
- Cut the felt into apple shapes of various sizes.
- Glue the apple shapes onto thick cardboard.
- The cardboard creates a sturdy backing for printing. You may also wish to glue a clothespin to the back of each "apple stamp" in an upright position for the children to hold onto asthey print.
- Allow the glue to dry.
- Pour a small amount of paint into Styrofoam trays or onto plates.
- Show the children how to dip the apple shapes into the paint or paint it with a paintbrush. Then, press the apple onto the paper.
- Encourage the children to make apple prints on the large letter "A".
- Designate an area of the room to be the Alphabet Gallery.
- Hang the letter on the wall using tacky glue.