There are that 13 different pictures that student's trace to complete the picture. These include animals (butterfly, snails), rainbow / gold coins, superhero's (inspired by Batman and Flash), princess (inspired by Belle with books and roses, and castle), food (candy, strawberry etc), flowers and more.
All you have to do is print. Optional, you can print and laminate to use over and over.
This packet is intended for student’s to practice their endurance and fluency for using a pencil. This is an important skill for handwriting. To make this pack effective, students should:
•Use proper posture.
•Why: Posture is our base of support for handwriting. If we don’t have proper posture, it is much harder to write. If slouching, they are also not strengthening the right muscles!
•Use a proper pencil grasp (or modified pencil, if needed).
•Why: we are strengthening these muscles, if students are not using the proper muscles then they are not strengthening the right muscles!
•Go slowly, and try to stay on the lines.
•Why: if student’s are rushing through, they are not focusing on using the pencil in a coordinated manner (a skill for filling in worksheets / papers). This is also practicing using strokes of handwriting.
This is perfect for RTI / MTSS as an intervention for hand strength, fine motor skills, fluency and pre-handwriting skills.This is great for visual scanning, visual perceptual skills, coordination, and for staying in the lines. This is also a perfect activity for occupational therapists OT, teachers, speech pathologists SLP, special education SPED teachers and other school professionals while working on skills!
I am a school occupational therapist who has a doctorate in occupational therapy. I work closely with special education and general education staff adapting material. This is where I get my inspiration for this material. I have used my materials with a variety of children with different disabilities including learning disabilities, dyslexia, autism, sensory processing disorder, ADD, ADHD, visual impairments, deaf/hard of hearing, cerebral palsy, down syndrome and more.
DISCLAIMER: By using this, you agree that this activity is not intended to replace the advice of a physician or occupational therapist. Information provided should not be used for diagnostic or training purposes. Please speak with your physician or OT if you have questions. Stop any activity if you are unsure about a child’s reaction or ability.