This week we have been working on a few exercises to encourage pencil control for my 5 year old who has finally taken an interest in learning to write. This was also a fabulous time for my drawing obsessed 2 year old to get in on the action!
The free printables you will find at the bottom of this post are great for kids who are at the start of their learning to write adventure! Which is awesome because it isn’t exactly age specific but developmentally specific instead.
These are extremely easy to make. Although I made myself printable templates to share with you, you can easily make these yourself in whatever patterns with a blank sheet of paper and a thick light colored marker pen.
The aim of these large lines is for the kids to keep their pencils within the thick color lines. My 2 year old (as pictured in these images) does rather well on a straight line where as the more squiggly lines are a challenge for her. These are also great for her fine motor skills!
My 5 year old on the other hand also finds these a challenge as it is our first time doing these kinds of line drawing activities but he is catching on very fast and I expect we will move on to the next more challenging idea soon.