Tracing Letters & Shapes on the Chalkboard

Fine MotorToddlers8 Comments

I never did do much for tracing letters with Henry. George is all about writing and drawing though, so this was right up his alley.

We have a large chalkboard to use, but we could [and probably should!] do this outside on the sidewalk with sidewalk chalk and water too.

George constantly asks for water activities [is this line in every post that I do? It seems like it is sometimes…], so we mixed water with learning and writing. Just a step above our water painting activity.

I drew shapes or letters on the chalkboard and George used a paintbrush to trace them.

Tracing Letters & Shapes on the Chalkboard

That’s it!

Not only does it help with his pre-writing skills [such as his fine motor skills], but it also helps him to identify the letters and shapes he’s tracing. A couple of questions and comments can go a long way.

“Wow George! You just drew a circle!”

“An ‘H’! You traced the letter ‘H’ George!”

“Look what you just drew! What did you make? A square or a triangle?”

I’ve also put together a list of 20 activities that are great for beginners to learn their letters. This one would fit right in!

beginner-letter-learning

Get The Toddler’s Busy Book too for every day activities.

 George is 2.5 years old.

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