I may be a little premature in beginning my teachings for Mai on tracing her name, but as of lately she has taken a lot of interest in tracing activities. There is a tracing lesson on her Nabi Tablet. It features a train cart on alphabet shaped railroad tracks. She loves this activity & though it is still difficult for her to trace perhaps with a pencil, she easily maneuvers the cars on the track.
This gave me the idea for the first tracing lesson. .. Tracing with a matchbox car. I just drew a letter road using a crayon. I showed Mai how to drive the car along the letter. She did this activity for a few minutes with mommy & did actually drive along the road in a tracing motion while saying “Tracing, trace the letter”
Tracing With Cars
Tracing with Sugar & Food Coloring
Using glue make an outline of a letter & let dry.
Once dry, fill the inside of the letter in using a light layer of glue. Pour sugar over the glue & shake until glue is covered with sugar & dump excess.
Mai liked this one. I have a kitchen island filled with letter paintings.
DIY Dry Erase Tracing
This one she did not want to do. She did want mommy to do it though. She made me retrace it a few times.
Now that we have learned to trace all the letters of our name. We decide to have a little more fun with the sugar painting.