using Handwriting Without Tears "Red" paper.
As children complete this activity, they are learning to:
-recognize and identify basic colors
-recognize familiar two-dimensional shapes
-listen to oral directions to attend to a simple task
-respond to simple questions
-learn words linked to content being taught
-use their helping hand to stabilize objects and papers
-use the same hand consistently to hold crayons
-use their fingers to hold crayons
-use their index finger to trace colors
When coloring at home,
remember to 'pinch' your crayon following these steps:
My thumb is bent,
Pointer points to the tip,
Tall Man uses his side.
I tuck my last two fingers in
and take them for a ride!