We are working a lot on shapes and pre-writing skills this month. I made penguin shape tracers for the children to use in our writing center. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper and cut them out.
I laminated all of the shape tracers and set them out with crayola washable markers. I made the tracers with the same shapes on them and then with mixed shapes on them. Children were free to choose which tracers they wanted to use.
In this activity children trace the shapes with washable markers. We then talk about what shapes are on each tracer. You can grab the patterns for free until Sunday January 24th ... after that they will only be available in the member's section which is where the penguin letter sequence can also be found.
We are working on shapes and pre-writing so I made a ghost shape tracers that worked on both skills. There are eight different shapes included with this set:
I printed the patterns on regular paper and cut them out but you could also leave the pages whole if you did not want to cut. I set the tracers out with markers and the children traced the shapes.
Because our writers are beginners I used the thicker markers instead of the thinner ones to make controlling the marker a bit easier. If you would like the ghost shape tracing patterns you can download them here.
The free daily printable this week is Flower Pre-Writing Tracers which is a great activity for fine motor and writing skills. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper and cut them out and laminated them.
I set the tracers out in a basket along with washable markers. I set these up in my writing center but you can use them for a quiet time activity or for when children first arrive in the morning.
In this activity children pick a tracer card and trace around the dashed lines with a washable marker and continue until they have complete all of the cards. A paper towel or old sock works great to remove the marker from the cards. You can grab the patterns for free until Sunday May 17th ... after that they will only be available in the member's section.
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