First graders learned about both printing and patterns. Marker printing is one of the easiest and most colorful ways to print with young kids. We started by looking at lots of different types of lines and patterns. Kids went off to draw their own patterns on scrap paper. We then took a styrofoam printing plate and drew many types of patterns with a dull pencil.
First, we first colored our styrofoam plates with crayola markers. Then, we took a clean piece of paper and a damp sponge and we wet the paper with the sponge. Last, we 'stamped' our marker-covered plate onto our wet paper.
We rubbed the paper to help the color transfer. Peel up the plate and VOILA!