This morning we woke up late due to a long night with my 3-yr-old. When one of us becomes sick or we can’t make it to church due to other reasons, I like to tune into our local Christian Radio Station and pull out a craft for my children to do. This morning was no different. Our hearts were open to learning about God, even though circumstances kept us from being at church.
One of our favorite stories in the Bible is Noah’s Arc. Children love learning about Noah and how and why he built the arc. Not only that, but my kids are fascinated by zoo animals, such as giraffes, elephants, and lions. I knew this morning would be a perfect time to do a little finger painting so I pulled out Noah’s Arc Printoons.
Printoons are unique characters created with your own fingerprints because no two fingerprints are alike. Children from ages 5 and up can create fun and wild artwork that that is special like them just by using their ink fingerprints and a few simple lines drawn with a pen to create various characters in the stories. The activity pack includes washable inks and hours and hours of creative, fingerprint fun while learning how Noah trusted God and built an ark to save his family and the animals God sent him two by two.
Activity Kit Includes:
- 1 Printoons ink pad with four colors
- 1 Printoons pen
- 24-page storybook to illustrate
- Instructions with sample Printoons characters
Momma Findings Family Thoughts:
We were asked to take a look at Noah’s Arc Printoons and since I love me some Noah and love me some crafts, I couldn’t say no. I couldn’t say no, because I rarely see Christian Products in the spotlight on blogs and I aim to bring more attention to the wonderful products by Tommy Nelson and other companies in the like.
This morning I told the kids we were going to do a Noah’s Arc craft. Right away my 8-yr-old says, “OH! Oh! I KNOW that story!” He immediately dives into a story telling like no other complete with animation. It melted my sweet Momma heart to see God’s Word lives inside him and the fact that he’s so eager to share with his little brother.
After we heard the story of Noah, we opened our Printoons. Wanna know what we liked?
- Practice Sheet: The Printoons comes with instructions and a sample sheet. As soon as you open it there is a small practice sheet where little ones can familiarize with what your thumb, index finger, and pinky are. Then they put those fingers to good use by creating pictures. Check out my little one during his practice session:
- Blank Scenes: I loved the fact that the storybook has the story at the bottom of the page, but leave the scene blank for your child to use their creativity to create their own characters.
- Samples: OH! The samples! My children weren’t sure what kind of characters and how to make them until they saw this:
- Fun Activities: Towards the end of the book, after the story, your child will find lots of fun activities, like mazes, word searches, and Tick Tac Toe.
In the end, we had a great time with finger painting and learning all about Noah and his Arc. PLUS, we also have paint left over to create more characters on blank sheets of paper.
Noah’s Arc Printoons can be purchased at select Christian Book Stores, Barnes and Noble, or online at Amazon.com.
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