After school today, I decided to let them have a go at it, and they loved it. They got out old coloring books and traced pages of their favorite pictures. I thought they would do maybe one and be ready to move on to something else but no! They traced pictures all afternoon. Here are some of the results:
|Savannah's First Page|
It is a copy of a "fuzzy marker poster."
|Savannah's Second Page|
|JJ's First Page|
|JJ's Second Page|
I know one activity that is found in many beginning handwriting books is having the kids "trace the path." The object is to following the path and stay between the lines. Even the beginning warm up pages in JJ's handwriting book this year had him tracing paths all over a page. This helps teach the coordination kids need to learn to progress to better writing. So, why not have them trace a picture! Great activity for working with pencil control!