If you’re looking for a prewriting activity to go with a human body unit – here you go! These heart tracing strips are perfect for a preschool prewriting exercise.
Heart Prewriting Strips
I love using prewriting strips to work on handwriting skills. They’re great for starting to work with writing utensils and building the fine motor skills.
Plus, they’re so easy to use.
Laminate them and combine them with a dry erase marker, and the kids will be so excited.
Kids hands need time to develop so I never recommend pushing fine motor skills they aren’t ready to do.
But I definitely support strewing activities like this one. If they want to do it, they will. And it can help to further develop those muscles needed for writing.
How to Use the Heartbeat Tracing Strips
I like to just leave strips like this out for my kids to find with everything they need to complete it.
In this case, all the materials would be the laminated strips with a red dry erase marker.
Once they’ve done a few similar activities, they won’t even need help figuring out what to do.
If they do need help, just demonstrate! Use the marker to trace the dotted line while they watch.
Use the Strips for Doctor Pretend Play
If you have a child who especially enjoys pretend play, these are a great fit!
They can trace the heartbeat for their patients. Determine if they are healthy or unhealthy heartbeats.