Yesterday we did finger print experiments. It says to use paint, but when you have as many stamp pads as I do, I just couldn't bring myself to do it! So we used ink pads... of course that stain, wouldn't be any fun otherwise. Notice Devin's stomach (glad I took off his shirt first, just knew that would happen) and yep for swimming lessons today the ink was still there, too funny, anyhow... We first made fingerprint people. Jasmine did so well copying from the book for her first 2 little men, then the 3rd one she did of her own creativity. (this was her 3rd attempt before she got it perfect, but I honestly couldn't tell what was wrong with the first two papers, guess she has high standards). I copied the examples from the book and had a great time - I love stuff like that! AND, I actually got Devin to draw a "D" for Devin on his paper - halleluia!
After this we tried to be detectives and dust for fingerprints, but we had little success. Sidewalk chalk just doesn't seem to cut it for dusting purposes. We made up litte crime sheets, but you can't see the fingerprints on the tape really at all. Devin's crime was eating the toothpaste and Jasmine's was hiding toys. Mine, which the kids decided, was yelling at the kids... I don't even do that, geesh ;)