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Spatial Awareness

15 Minutes: 2 and up: STEM

Spatial Awareness

An Activity for Preschoolers:

Use children's own artworks to help them learn spatial terms!

Before You Begin:

For this simple, spatial activity, you'll need crayons and a piece of art paper for each child.

Activity Goals:

To describe spatial relationships using spatial words.

Furthermore:

This quick STEM activity familiarizes children with the terms for spatial relationships used in math and science.


Let's Get Started

STEP 1

Instruct children to draw a picture using crayons and art paper. Encourage them to use the whole page.

STEP 2

When the picture is complete, fold the paper into thirds.

STEP 3

Have the children identify which parts of their pictures are on top, which parts are in the middle and which parts are on the bottom.

STEP 4

Use position words such as top, middle, bottom, on top of, over, under and others during the activity.

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