Crossing Colors

Draw two (2) vertical lines about three (3) feet apart.

Instruct the child to stand in between the vertical lines. Suggestion: use a small piece of tape to mark an area on the floor that the child has to stay in (see pictures for an example).

Provide the child with a variety of chalk color or dry erase markers.

Instruct the child to draw a curved line from one vertical line to the other while maintaining position standing on the floor.

Note: if the child is rotating or pivoting his pelvis or trunk area, hold the child gently around the waist to inhibit the movement and reinforce crossing midline.

You can also have the child draw diagonal lines from one vertical line to the other making an ‘X’ shape.

Water Board Tracing

On a chalk board write the letters of the alphabet with chalk.

Add water to the container and place it next to the chalk board.

Ask the child to dip the paint brush in the water and trace the letters of the alphabet. Alternatively, you can use a sponge to enhance the tactile and grasp skills.

For grading, draw shapes on the chalk board instead of the letters of the alphabet.