When I saw this activity I really liked it. It is super easy to make and it is open for many different levels of learning. When creating your symmetrical egg you can make it as easy or as hard as you like.
Before we got started I explained, by example on the board, what we were doing.
I had two older dragons with me when we did this activity. To make this more challenging and to take up a bit more time because I knew they would finish fast, I had each of them design half an egg for the other person.
Together we brainstormed some ideas on what they could do for their egg designs and they were quickly excited to start.
This activity is great for fine motor skills and extra pencil holding practice. For the Little Dragon I tried to do designs he may see in his letter practice and I also threw in some challenges. He is pretty good at writing his letters already.
The older dragons giggled and giggled as they drew their half of the egg. They kept telling each other how hard they were making it trying absurd designs.
They soon finished their eggs and swapped
It didn't take either of them long to complete the other half.
As for Little Dragon....
He is a little OCD so this activity proved to be more of a challenge then I had anticipated.
I gave him his egg and looking at it he felt confident he could complete it. Then he started...
I thought he started of nicely. His lines were pretty accurate I wasn't expecting perfect.
But Little Dragon was
He was getting so frustrated that it didn't look exactly the same as my side. His lines were not at the same angle and it bugged him. No matter how many times I reassured him he was doing a wonderful job he wanted to keep erasing and trying again
Needless to say we took a breathing break and came back to it the next day.
He finished without the frustration and colored it all in. On the back he made a perfectly symmetrical egg design all done by one hand. All the lines evenly spaced.
It's times like these it is hard not to laugh at certain personality traits.
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