Using our overhead projector the children traced shapes. This activity is rich with opportunities to practice both their fine and gross motor skills. With the use of chalk pastels they traced big, bright shapes while reaching tall and sometimes bending down low allowing for the use of many muscles big and small.
The next step was to color in their shapes.
Cutting out the shapes, and stapling provided opportunities for small hands to build the needed muscles and coordination for future writing.
The shapes were stuffed creating colorful paper pillows.
You will find them happily hanging in our writing room if you would like to take a look.