Are you anti-worksheets for preschoolers? I am a HUGE believer in learning through play and tend to stay away from traditional worksheets. That said, I like to take their content and use the worksheets in a number of creative ways without a pencil! I attempt to find ways that really encourage fine motor skills or include play in their completion. M loves to sit down and work on worksheets, so while I agree that a preschool should be play-based, I also do not discourage him from doing these at home. I know many of you may agree or disagree…but to each his own, right?
So, if you, like me, ‘allow’ these into your home…here are a few fun ways to get creative with using them AND I have created 3 FREE Christmas printables for you to download and use at home! Just because I love my readers…and Christmas 🙂
9 WAYS TO COMPLETE WORKSHEETS WITHOUT PENCILS
- Use clothespins (or tweezers) and pom-poms dipped in paint to draw a line.
- Laminate the sheet and use a dry-erase marker. The kids will love erasing it when they are done AND you can use them over and over again this way!
- Also if laminated (not necessary, but if are then you can re-use them), you can use play dough or wiki sticks to ‘draw’ lines.
- Use clothespins with cotton balls dipped in paint, or do-a-dot markers.
- Use a race car to trace lines!
- Dip toy animal feet in ink or paint and make tracks.
- Use stickers, colored dot stickers or character ones.
- Cut and glue strips of yarn.
- Use stamps.
Just use a pencil. I won’t judge 🙂