Enjoy interactive hands-on creative play with your kids - rain or shine - with a rainbow body tracing activity. Decorate the outlines and label the parts, just like our Member of the Month Brittney!
It sure is hard to come up with new, exciting activities day after day. For a mom with a kids across a wide age range, it’s extra challenging.
Our Member of the Month, Brittney, turned to The Activity Room® when she needed a little help with hands-on activities.
“The biggest struggle with doing activities was prep,” explains Brittney. “You do all this searching and searching trying to figure out what to do. You pick something and then you realize I don’t have this piece and this piece and this piece.”
Brittney found The Activity Room® in 2018 and was immediately excited about the ready-made activities that are perfect for kids from baby to early elementary school age.
“It’s nice to have that activity that Jamie sets up as a back up (to preschool work,)” Brittney shares. “It comes in handy!”
She’s a busy mom, with lots of responsibilities on her plate. Beyond her own kids, ages 14 months and 3 years, Brittney cares for seven other children, ranging in age from 5 months to 3 years old.
The Activity Room® helps her to be prepared with easy-to-do, engaging activities that are fun for babies and young preschoolers.
Let’s Meet Brittney!
How many kids do you have and how old are they?
I have two kids of my own (14 mo and 3 years) and I watch 7 others (3, 3, 3, 3, 2, 12 mo, 5 mo)
How long have you been in The Activity Room®?
I found The Activity Room® at the beginning of 2018.
What’s your favorite thing to do with your kids when you get a few moments?
I like to build blocks with them. It’s so fun to see what they create.
What’s your best tip for doing activities with your kids?
Be present with them. Let them do as much of the activity as possible even if you think it’s too advanced.
If you were to tell a friend about The Activity Room®, what would you say to them?
The Activity Room® is a fantastic resource. It was hard to come up with things to do.
Now, I have an activity lined up for every day, a monthly calendar, and a supply list so I’m always prepared. The activities are usually quick to set up, don’t require too many supplies, and are fun to do.
Rainy Day Rainbow Body Tracing for Preschoolers
I’m always on the lookout for activities that I can do with all the kids. It needs to be something fun for the older ones, but also easy enough for the youngest ones to enjoy.
That’s a tough combo to find!
I totally fall back on tracing activities to keep everyone entertained and having fun!
We love to trace ourselves and labeled our body parts. It’s lots of fun!
To do your own body tracing activity, you’ll need:
- big piece of paper
- markers, colored pencils, or crayons
- stickers (optional)
Label Your Kids’ Body Tracing
Start with a big piece of paper. We use a giant roll of paper, like for an easel, or the bigger pieces of brown packing paper from shipping boxes.
In this activity, trace all your kids on one piece of paper. It will turn into a cool way to compare sizes and find body parts!
Invite your child to lay down on the paper. They could lay down flat on their back or do a funny pose.
Trace their outline with a marker, pencil, or crayon. Help your child up and repeat with any other children. If only one child is playing, have them lay down in a slightly different position.
Together, look back at their outlines. Ask them to point to different parts of the body: hands, head, ears, feet, legs, tummy, etc.
As your child identifies each body part, label it! As you write the word, explain what you are doing.
“This is your tummy. I’m writing the word ‘tummy’ here. T-U-M-M-Y. Tummy.”
I love how easy this activity is to do quickly! And you can do it inside or outdoors, too.
On a sunny day, we lay down on the driveway and trace ourselves outside!