This is one of our favorite simple tracing activities for kids!
Tracing activities are the perfect thing to add to your list of summer activities for kids! This is also one of our favorite group activities because kids have to work together to create a finished product! Tracing activities are great for supporting visual motor and fine motor development and there are tons of fun ways to play!
What you’ll need:crayons, or markers
What to do:
This can either be done outside on a sidewalk or driveway or inside using a large roll of paper. Children take turns tracing each other’s bodies!
One child lies down on the surface and positions her arms and legs any way she chooses. Could be one arm up and one arm down, leg kicking out to the side, or all limbs straight out in an “X” position!
Each partner gets an opportunity to trace their friend’s body using chalk, markers, or crayons. Then, let the fun begin as they draw in the details of their friends, including faces, hair, clothing, facial expressions, jewelry, shoes, etc.
How to change it up:
-After tracing, children could work on filling in the details for each person together rather than separately.
-Children could also work collaboratively to trace a mom or a teacher.