I was reading the teachers guide to our math curriculum (Everyday Math) and came across an idea for a math center to make writing numbers more fun for children.
The idea was simple. Simply scoop some finger paint into a Ziploc bag, zip it closed and bam!
We gave it a go and it really is that simple. In addition to number writing we encouraged the little ones to write letters as well.
We took it one step further by putting the bags on the light table so it really pops.
Please note: pounding on the bags with your fist is perhaps not the best idea.