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.

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.