Body Tracing and Painting

Body Tracing and Painting

I’ve been wanting to do this activity for months. It has been on my to do list and I just know your kiddo is going to love this one. Plus, it is ridiculously simple and easy to do.

We will be doing body tracing and painting as a way to help our little ones work on their writing skills. For this activity, they will be holding and using a writing instrument.

Writing is a big skill and we often forget the various components of it because as adults it is second nature. Writing requires you to hold writing instruments, form letters, and come up with thoughts. This activity will be focusing on the skill of how to use writing tools correctly which is the first prerequisite.

Focus Skills


  • Uses writing materials to write (pencils, pens, crayons, markers)

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways

Required Materials

*Affiliate Link

Butcher Paper



*Washable Paint

*Paint Brush

Step #1
Roll out a big piece of butcher paper.
Step #2
Have your little lay down on the paper.
Step #3
Trace the outline of their body.
Step #4
Invite your little to paint their body.

Teacher Tip

Keep this painting. While I am sure your preschoolers are not going to want to get rid of this one anytime soon, this masterpiece is also going to be used a few more times as we learn through this theme.