Farm theme always a favorite among my kids. Hence this Farm Tracing Mat is well loved by everybody in this house.
It’s no secret that kids love animals, especially those that looks cute and make cute sounds. Miss 3 and Miss 5 love sheep because of the sound Baa.
These mats are created while I watched Miss 3 and Miss 5 closely, what did they first write and how better can I support them.
They also serves as one of our quiet and busy activity.
It features 7 tracing lines and 5 farm animals. The tracing lines include straight line, zig zag line, square shaped lines and more.
The tracing lines are also repeated, same lines for the 5 farm animals; mainly to give kids’ variation. Well, for Miss 3, different animal need to have their own different path.
Farm Tracing Mat for Pre-Writing Skills
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Prior to be able to write the strokes that form alphabet ABC or numerical symbol 123, kids need to practice a lot of Pre-Writing Skills.
This skills is needed to guide their little hands to write smoothly.
Having said that, Pre-Writing Skills are not limited to those activities using color pencils and crayons. The basic part is by moving our hands, loosen it up.
Among good basic Pre-Writing Skills according to Growing Hands-On Kids, include :
This Farm Tracing Mat sets provide a bit advance Pre-Writing Skills for kids; which include drawing a straight line, curvy lines and more.
It might look very simple, but these are among important things to help our kids to start to write more meaningful words.
Prepping Farm Tracing Mat
This is a very simple and quick to setup activity.
What you would need to do is just :
- Print the 7 sets of Farm Tracing Mat
- Give it to your toddlers and let them scribble, or trace the lines. Or let them cut along the dotted lines.
Voila! You got yourself a few moments of me time. (insert excited face emoji)
If you have more time, and you wish to bring the mat to restaurant for busy restaurant activity, then I would suggest that you laminate it first.
Prepping Farm Tracing Mat for Busy Restaurant Activity
It would be a huge relief to have some ‘tools’ to keep our toddlers from throwing tantrum at the restaurant while waiting for order.
I know gadget is fun to give. But let’s be honest, sometimes I myself do feel guilty for handing those electronic gadget to our kids.
And many times we see how their behavior worsen after they watch some movies on the gadget. They would throw even more tantrum after gadget session.
Hence, I think it would be great to prepare some busy restaurant activity for our kids.
To prepare, you would need to :
- Print the 7 sets of this Farm Tracing Mat
- Laminate them
- Cut it using paper cutter, into several stripes
- Bind those stripes using Ring Bind
- Laminate them once more
- And store it in your handbag or small ziplock bag
Don’t forget to store along marker for your toddler to trace the line at restaurant later.
Other Ways to Do Farm Tracing Mat
Apart from using crayon or pencil color to trace the lines, you can also laminate this copy and invite your kids to use other materials to trace the lines, such as:
- Marker pen
- Q-tip and watercolor
- Dot stickers
- Their own fingers
Or you can let your child cut the lines.
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For more Farm Tracing Activities, check out our Farm Pre-Writing Tracing Pack.
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