Every circus needs a clown! The best fine motor activities are ones that challenge other skills as well. This fun drawing project will challenge your child’s cognitive skills as they follow simple commands to make her own unique, funny-faced clown. Get out those crayons, here we go!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: Paper, crayons, and the poem below.
Draw a circle, make it big
Put some swirls on like a wig
Make a circle as a nose
A tie on his neck or maybe a bow
Now a smile big and wide
An ear must go on either side
Put on some eyes, make them brown
Now you have a CIRCUS CLOWN!
WHAT TO DO: Read the poem through one time so your child knows what to expect. Now read it through again, line by line, giving your child time to complete each request before moving onto the next.
HOW TO CHANGE IT UP:
-Have some more fun with drawing! Have your child create some other circus attractions by listening as you give the directions: draw a lion, cotton candy, or a bear!
SKILL AREAS ADDRESSED: Fine motor skills, cognitive skills, visual perceptual skills, visual motor integration, motor control, grasp