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Free Download: Alphabet Detective Fingerprint Art Template

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2 pages (PDF)|Suitable for Grades: K, F - F

A cute way to keep track of the single sounds that have been introduced.

Use this fun alphabet activity when introducing single sounds to your students.

Each time a letter and/or sound is introduced, students use a single fingerprint using an ink pad or paint. Students then add features to their finger print to create a picture of something that starts with that sound.

For example:

  • A – apple (students use a red fingerprint and then add the stalk and green leaf)
  • B – bee (students use a yellow fingerprint and then add the black lines, wings, and antennae)
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Why are there tabs on the end of each alphabet strip?

Maria Sitaras · Oct 23rd, 2017

Hi Maria,

Thank you for your comment Maria, This is so that you can stick the strips together to make it one long alphabet strip.

I hope this helps.

Kind regards,

Holly (Teach Starter) · Oct 24th, 2017

Thank you for your feedback. It was very helpful.

Leanne Taylor · Sep 4th, 2017

Is there a page in your site where I can look at the fonts before I decide which one to use as a default font?

Leanne Taylor · Aug 27th, 2017

Hi Leanne,

We have bought individual licences for each of the school fonts available on the website here: http://www.australianschoolfonts.com.au/

You can view each of the individual font’s (lowercase, uppercase, numerals) on this site.

Please let me know how you go and if I can help you further.

Kind regards,

Holly (Teach Starter) · Aug 28th, 2017

I’m having trouble downloading too.

Melanie Beers-Quinn · Aug 8th, 2017

Hi Melanie,

I am sorry to hear you are having trouble downloading this resource. To ensure I can assist you, can you please let me know what font you are trying to download and if you are getting an error message?

Kind regards,

Holly (Teach Starter) · Aug 8th, 2017

It won’t let me download this

Jodie Sumner · Aug 2nd, 2017

Hi Jodie,

I’m sorry you are having issues downloading this resource. It seems to be working from our end. If you could email [email protected] with the font you are trying to download and if you are getting an error message, we would love to try and resolve this issue for you.

Kind regards,

Holly (Teach Starter) · Aug 3rd, 2017

Resource Updates

  • Distribute these role cards to your students to assist them in performing their reciprocal teaching role during reading groups. The reciprocal teaching roles explained on the cards include:

    • the questioner
    • the clarifier
    • the predictor
    • the summariser.
    Check out our blog for hints and tips on how to set up guided reading in the classroom.

    by Stephanie (Teach Starter) Jun 20th, 2017

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