Step 1: Gather materials.
- construction paper
- marker pen
- assorted buttons, gemstones, string, stones, pebbles, bottle tops, pom-poms, shells or other small tokens
Step 2: The therapist or caregiver draws lines (zigzags or squiggles) on the pieces of construction paper.
Step 3: The child uses the small objects to trace the drawn lines. Use this activity for sorting and classifying the color or size of the buttons. Children can create patterns, rainbow colors (or only use one color) for each line.
Step 4: Turn the paper over to create more designs, patterns, words, letters, numbers, and shapes.