This glue tracing activity saved my sanity and worked on my son’s pre-writing skills. My son loves glue and I fell in love with this post over at Play Activities – yesterday while trying to keep my sanity with a newborn who wouldn’t sleep and a 3 year old who only wanted to play soccer… in the living room, I busted it out. Simple, fun and you can let it dry and use the sheets again. My son really loved it ( thank goodness), oh and it works their fine motor and hand eye coordination too!
- Gather your materials. You will need some paper ( heavy is better so the glue won’t seep through if they use a little too much), a marker and glue.
- Start by writing letters , making shapes , numbers or even just designs.
- Hand them the glue and have them trace.
- If it’s too tricky grab some new paper and make the letters larger.
- Let dry and trace and feel them with your fingers!
i like it! could do it with a glue stick and then sprinkle glitter or something on top! 🙂
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I love this idea!! My daughter loves glue too so I am thinking she would love this!!
Fun idea! Letter tracing with finger really helps those early learners who are tactile. We have some glitter glue at home that my daughter really likes to use…might try this one soon!
I’m glad you were able to distract him from soccer! You could use the dried glue pages to do crayon rubbings 🙂
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My 2 year old LOVES glue. This would actually be productive…
Thanks for the idea.
helen rawlinson says
simple and fab, will try this as my son is not interested much in drawing or writing, but loves glue!
What a great idea! I can’t get my son to trace yet but he LOVES glue and he needs the fine motor skills work. I’m trying this tomorrow!
As a Montessori preschool teacher, I LOVE this idea!!! I might use the child-sized bottles of glue though. Also, wanted to mention that most letters a child learns to read are written in LOWER case, as opposed to uppercase. Again, I LOVE this idea, especially using glitter glue!!! Thanks! 🙂
Yes, it could be adjusted to lowercase for children learning to read. We were just playing with the letters and working on tracing, not letter recognition , I should have made that note, thanks!
Why not add a little glitter on top after you’re done tracing.
I like the way you think!
Loved the idea!!!! Am going to do this with glitter glue in my pre-school class……thanx
Aa a teacher in early intervention can I suggest that you put a mark above each letter as a starting point. Some children form letters moving in the wrong direction or using the incorrect starting point and then it is very hard to undo that learnt pattern.