One of my 5 year olds, DC, has been making “Creative Books” for quite awhile now. These are simply collections of his artwork stapled together with a title page. However, he decided to make some to sell! Yes, this was his creative genius…he is trying to save up his money to buy a Talking Woody Doll. Anyhow, he started tracing pages from coloring books to make “Creative Books” that other kids can color. Essentially, he is making/tracing coloring books to sell! Initially I thought it was just a cute idea but I soon realized that this is GREAT fine motor practice!
Now, I think the best part has GOT to be the title page! It reads:
Creative Book. Whoever picks out this book can draw in it if they want to. You may not tear out the pages.
I just thought this was the cutest ever! Of course, I bought this one!!! It was well worth the $1 I paid for it! LOL So, if your kids are so inclined, let them try their hand at tracing! It is a GREAT way to work on fine motor skills plus it takes quite a bit of concentration!