Fine Motor Highlighter Drawings
Inside: Fine motor activity for kids to use with Breakfast Invitations
"If you give a mouse a cookie, he'll probably ask for a glass of milk." Laura Numeroff
Similarly, If you give a mom some time alone, she'll probably buy something that wasn't on her list.
That's what happened to me last week at the Office Depot Back to School Sale.
I set out (alone!) to stock up on book rings for the Breakfast Invitation Cards, and returned with highlighters, markers, stapler, and glue sticks. - Oh, my!
I have to say, office supplies suck me in probably more than a new pair of shoes. Perhaps because they are a little more budget friendly? Nonetheless, here I was with a jumbo pack of highlighters and I needed to find a way to use them. So I did.
The truth is, I've been itching to use highlighters with my boys.
Not only will highlighters help my three-year-old and four-year-old with their grip, but it will also zone in on paying attention to detail as they steady their hand along each curved and straight line. Remember when we talked about this here?
The other #momtruth is that I have reluctant writers.
So I started thinking. How can I get my boys to "write" curved and straight lines? And here you have it. Highlighter Drawings.
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How to set up this fine motor activity:
- Again, begin by thinking about something that naturally interests your child.
- Try and draw it. It helps to look at similar images as you draw.
- Invite your preschooler to draw over the drawing using their highlighter.
This was SO simple, and my boys loved it.
You can practice reinforcing fine motor grip today!