Creating ladybug patterns is a terrific way for children to exercise fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination and creativity in one activity.
The idea is to encourage children to create new ladybug patterns as these particular ladybugs are all sick of having spots. Spots are SO boring ... well, that's what these ladybugs think anyway!
What I love about this activity is that it's something you can do together with, or alongside, your child. One of my sons sat down with me and we did this activity side by side. He worked on his ladybug patterns ...
... while I did my ladybug patterns. I had to giggle to myself as I'd see him checking out my work and then adapting it to suit himself. Then I'd look for inspiration from his work. This is definitely one way to inspire creativity (i.e., look around to see what another person is doing!). This is how we learn!
Of course, we could have always checked out websites for doodling ideas but it was just so nice working together, inspiring one another.
There's no right or wrong way to complete the ladybug patterns, or doodles. It's just a matter of relaxing, having fun and experimenting.
... and enjoy doodling and making patterns with your child.
I'd love to see any ladybug patterns which you create. Feel free to leave a comment on this post or post a photo on our facebook page. Have fun!
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