Prewriting activities like the ones your children can do with this set of pre K tracing worksheets are a great way to work on fine motor skills. Whether you choose to have your children use a pencil to trace the lines or a pumpkin seed and chopsticks, they are sure to have fun. We concentrated on using a chopstick and a pumpkin seed. Your children are going to have fun trying each of the ways we came up with.
Getting the Pre K Tracing Worksheets
You can click right on the words Pumpkin Prewriting Activity to download the complete set of pre K tracing worksheets. You will find that there are six printable in the set.
Getting the Chopsticks Ready
You will need to wrap a rubber band around the top of a set of chopsticks. Then push a pom-pom up between the chopsticks. Having the pom-pom between the chopsticks will cause them to spring open when your children release the pincher grip on the chopsticks.
Using the Pre K Tracing Worksheets
You could just have your children trace over the lines on the pre K tracing worksheets with a pencil. I think your children will have more fun using a set of chopsticks and a pumpkin seed. The hold your children will place on the chopsticks is the same pincer grip your children use with a pencil.
Have your children place the pumpkin seed in the chopsticks vertically. The pumpkin seed will look like the tip of a pencil. Then have them move the seed along each line until they have reached the pumpkin.
This time your children will place the pumpkin seed in the chopstick horizontally. This will make the gap between the chopsticks a little wider. Then they will once again move the seed along each line to the pumpkin.
The pumpkin seed isn’t in the chopsticks for this activity. Your children will push the pumpkin seed along with lines with the chopstick. This activity requires the most focus.
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This activity was designed to go along with the Virtual Book Club Book of the Week Five Little Pumpkins. Below you will find more Five Little Pumpkin activities created by other Virtual Book Club Members.
- Name – Name Pumpkins on a Gate – Preschool Powol Packets
- Numbers – Dabber Pumpkin Count – My Storytime Corner
- Cooking – Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies – Mama Smiles
- Science – Stacking Pumpkins STEM Activity – The Educators’ Spin On It
- Pre-Writing – Pumpkin Pre-Writing Activity with Chalk Markers – Inspiration Laboratories
- Movement – Puppet Craft Activity and Acting Out the Story-The Moments at Home
- Shapes – Pumpkin Shape Memory Game – Rainy Day Mum