I thought about writing a number on the helmet of each dog and having students fingerpaint that many spots, but I decided to let my kids go ahead and fingerprint away : ) As a center, students can match the number on the firehat to the number of spots on the dalmation.
Next year, I'm going to run the dalmations off on cardstock instead of regular copier paper. Hopefully the paint won't spread as much on the heavier paper. That was my only disappointment with this project.
My students also extended a "Stop, Drop, and Roll" pattern:
Tomorrow, we are going to make a fire truck out of construction paper! I'll post pictures by Friday.