Looking for a simple activity to keep your active kids busy for a while? Drawing with Chalk on mini chalkboards is a great way for preschoolers to work on fine motor skills and practice handwriting! It’s also a fun and simple way for kids to artistically express themselves!
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Supplies Needed for Drawing with Chalk
Drawing with chalk on small chalkboards is a very simple fine motor activity. Preschoolers will love to draw with something different besides paper and crayons or markers! You’ll just need a few supplies and your children will be entertained for a while!
- mini chalkboards
- paper towel or sponge to erase
I set up a simple invitation to draw with small chalkboards and chalk. I enticed my son by asking him to draw something he would be interested in. In this case it was a simple ghost which I had noticed him drawing in the bath with bath crayons the night before. Just be sure to pick something you child is interested in to grab their attention.
This activity was great for my son who isn’t normally interested in art or drawing! He enjoyed drawing several chalk doodles with his dad. Over the course of half and hour we could see his drawing skills improve along with his imagination! For the first time he drew a figure with an actual body rather than just a round head with arms!
This activity even transferred to drawing on paper with pipsqueak markers! Drawing with short pieces of chalk or mini markers are a great way to help preschoolers improve handwriting and pencil grasp.
For more information on drawing development check out this great infographic from Learning Design. And Growing Hands On Kids has tips for Teaching Handwriting in Your Homeschool Preschool.
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I loved writing with chalk when I was a little girl. I am old enough to remember having a classroom job of clapping out the erasers at recess time!
This is a great fine motor skill. There is something about the drag of the chalk that draws kids in…
LOL! I remember the much coveted job of clapping out the erasers! My how times have changed!