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. On last month’s Tracing Veggie Shapes activity, I shared the different skills and components of writing. This month we are continuing to build on that and for this activity will be focusing on the skill of how to use writing tools correctly.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Writing

  • 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

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Writing

  • 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

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Butcher Paper

*Tape

*Markers

*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.

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