Back Tracing

Back Tracing

Location: indoor

Materials: none!

This can be a fun activity to practice shape and letter recognition. Have a child sit with their back to you. You will use your finger to trace a shape on their back. They will try to identify what shape you traced.

Take turns and let the child try tracing on your back.

Possible Extensions:

  • For more advanced children you can incorporate letters and numbers into what you trace.
  • Invite children to trace on each other's backs. This requires some really good coordination and communication between them.

What We're Learning:

  • letter recognition
  • shape recognition
  • fine and gross motor development
  • language and vocabulary development