I have several students this year who enjoy working side by side at the easel. We added this partner activity to capitalize on this interest.
The children each wrote their names on the paper. Then one person painted the hand or hands of her partner.
The child with the painted hands printed on the paper.
Then she washed her hands and came back to start another paper with the other child making the prints.
It was interesting to see how the children chose to paint each other. Some used many colors, other one color.
The giggles and smiles that could be seen during the activity were proof that it was a success!