The more multisensory you make an activity, the more likely they are to retain the information. I made these in my classroom when I was a teacher, as many of my students had sensory processing difficulties. I would use duct tape to affix all sides to thick (cut) pieces of white poster board so I could whip them out any time I wanted to use them.
This is a great activity for practicing pre-writing skills such as “down”, “over”, “around”, etc., shapes, and even more advanced writing skills – like letters. In addition, it offers a great therapeutic/calming effect for some children and can be a sensory activity just for the sake of sensory.
It was awesome on the light panel – here is my son’s hand print. I also taped it down to stabilize it.
My hand print on the light panel
More light panel pics
He told me, “I did over over over over.” (Talking about the stroke). LOL