This is a great project for practicing the major lines in handwriting. This robot is constructed using shapes and lines. This helps develop visual perceptual skills, eye-hand coordination, and fine motor control. I think it is very important to develop a climate of safety in drawing. Each child will have their own level of capacity. I insist on complete appreciation of all levels of execution. It is very rare that I have a child who will feel frustrated. I make it clear – no two drawings will look the same because we are not the same.
I use sharpies and crayons for this project. I lead the children in drawing the robot in a “I draw – you draw” format. I let the children have total freedom in choosing colors and how to decorate the robot.
Let’s watercolor him!