If you've got a preschooler in your life, you probably have a lot of art supplies already. Crayons and pencils, stickers, paints, glue and different types of paper: colored paper, blank paper, lined paper, paper for drawing, and paper for painting.
But do you have any tracing paper?
Seems like an old fashioned idea, doesn't it? These days, we tend to encourage kids to express their own creative ideas rather than copy.
But guess what? Small children don't make those sorts of distinctions. They will take that tracing paper, and make it their own. Here are some of the ways we've seen preschool and kindergarten kids use tracing paper:
All of these tracing paper activities are excellent ways for the little ones to work on their fine motor abilities, develop writing skills, and also follow their own creative interests. There is nothing like a new medium to inspire imagination and learning!
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