Thursday, March 26, 2020

Lines and Circles Art Activity

Here is a fun art activity for your children that uses the same small muscles as when writing.  So, this is a painless way to practice penmanship as well!   All you need is paper and something to draw/write with.

Use notebook paper or draw parallel lines on plain paper. Draw a circle that touches the top and bottom line.  Draw the next circle, touching the first as well as the top and bottom lines.  The object is to make the drawings as round as possible and spacing carefully so they don’t overlap or leave gaps.  Have them adjust the size of the circles until s/he can get it.  That might mean using a single, double, or triple line space, whichever is easier.

Next try some wavy lines and vary the sizes of circles drawn.  Your child can use an ink pen, colored pencils, crayons, or markers for variations.  Move on to ovals or lines that weave back and forth.  

When finished, color in the shapes in patterns of their favorite colors.  They can even draw all kinds of patterns in the circles.

Check your children’s pencil grip while they are working.  Help them learn to hold their pencil correctly.  This will prevent their hand tiring when they have a writing assignment.  

If they like this kind of art project, they may want to try their hand at decorating their initials or the letters in their name.  They can freehand a fat outline or print out large letters, using a fat outline font, like ColorFont, Vinnie Boomba or Toyland NF.

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