Hand printing/tracing: butterly

I was recently puzzled as how to engage my ESL student (age 5-6) during the class so they have an activity that will help them develop their sensory, imaginative and language skills.

I remember reading about the hand printing project to make a spider. So I came up with an idea to make a butterfly. Of course it is not a usual butterfly, as you will see below. But the kids had fun and they learned to say the following: “This is my butterfly. It is colorful. It can fly. I want to be a butterfly”.

You need:

– A piece of paper

– Crayons, markers of color pencils

Have a child trace 4 fingers (except the thumb) on two opposite sides of the paper, leaving the space to draw the body. Then draw the body, draw the head. Have fun coloring the butterfly!

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