Tracing Fun

Tracing Fun lesson plan

What do you get when you combine Crayola® Dry-Erase Crayons and a plastic box frame? Hours of simple fun and learning!

  • 1.

    Turn a sturdy plastic box frame into an awesome tracer to enhance learning.

  • 2.

    Remove the cardboard insert from the plastic box frame. Decorate the sides of the cardboard insert with Crayola® Construction Paper. Trace the sides of the cardboard insert on different colors of construction paper. Cut out the construction paper with Crayola® Scissors and attach to the sides of the cardboard insert with a Crayola® Glue Stick.

  • 3.

    Now, find something that you want to trace. There are plenty of fun or educational coloring pages on Trim the coloring page with scissors to fit inside the plastic box frame.

  • 4.

    Use Crayola® Dry-Erase Crayons to trace and color pictures, practice writing letters, math facts, or drawing shapes. When you are finished, display it or wipe it off with the E-Z Erase Mitt and do it again.


  • Students demonstrate knowledge of addition and subtraction in a hands-on manner.
  • Students demonstrate letter and number writing in a hands-on manner.
  • Younger children will develop hand-eye coordination and gain practice in holding writing utensils.


  • Create a learning center using the tracing box as an activity. It introduces drawing, reinforces letter and number writing, and is an easy way to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Place bingo boards in the plastic box frame and eliminate the need for messy bingo pieces. Simply mark the squares with a dry-erase crayon.
  • Assessment: Observe students ability to trace letters, numbers and pictures. Assess hand-eye coordination and use of dry-erase crayons and erasing mitt.