TIP: Children need tons of practice in fingerpainting, tracing, and gluing before they use pencils in school.

How Your Kid Benefits

Bilingual children were found to have a higher aptitude for standardized tests and found in a study that followed children throughout their acquisition of a second language.

Try Your Superpower!

Trace the different patterns with a crayon, pencil, or colored pencil. Try tracing on new surfaces- on salt trays, a steamed window, in the air, on your palm, anywhere you can think of!

What You’ll Need:

Printed activity sheets; pencils; crayons or colored pencils. 

Note to Grown-Ups

Patterns are everywhere! Encourage kids to describe the different patterns they find in both English and Spanish and draw them on their own.

Activity Sheet