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There are a ton of different ways for your preschooler to practice their fine motor skills.
From geoboards to play dough, they can work on strengthening those small motor muscles for months before they ever lift a pencil.
And once they’re ready to start working with the actual writing utensils, well, that list continues to grow.
When it comes to the Spring season though, I can’t think of a better way than by practicing some pre-writing lines with a bee and a flower.
Bee-Themed Tracing Strips
These bumblebee tracing strips are so easy to prep and they’re such a fantastic way to work on your preschooler’s pre-writing skills.
Just print them off, cut them out, and run them through your laminator for durability if you’d like. You could even punch a hole through one of the corners and stick them on a metal book ring to take this activity with you on the go!
Included in this set are eight different tracing strips with lots of variation in the pre-writing lines giving your preschoolers plenty of opportunities to practice their handwriting skills.
They’ll work on the strokes and lines that they’ll need in the future as they learn to write their letters all while getting their fine motor skills ready to write at the same time.
Once the strips are prepped, all you need is a dry erase marker and you’re good to go!
Simply set them out and let your preschooler help the various bumblebees reach the flowers.
Use these bumblebee tracing strips in your bee theme to talk about how bees fly and pollinate plants or include them while you’re learning about Spring and all of the tiny creatures and insects that come out as the weather warms up.
Either way, they’re sure to be a lot of fun!