Exploring Pencils and Erasers

 

This ultimately simple activity exploring pencils and erasers came about when I realized that at 3 years old, E had never used an eraser! We fixed that really quickly – and I was surprised how much exploring two kinds of erasers entertained her.

At the same time, she also discovered a different way of using pencils!

 

Super simple activity exploring pencils and erasers.

(E was 3 years and 3 months old.)

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Materials for Exploring Pencils and Erasers

  • Paper.
  • Pencil(s).
  • Different kinds of erasers.

 

I put out a sheet of paper, a couple of pencils with erasers on the end, and a random eraser we had laying around the house. I told you it was simple!

To get us started, I shaded an area of the paper in pencil. E was intrigued by the technique and tried it herself.

 

Super simple activity exploring pencils and erasers.

 

I explained to her about erasers and how you can remove pencil marks with it.

She gave it a try

 

Super simple activity exploring pencils and erasers.

 

and noticed how the eraser turned black from the pencil marks.

 

Super simple activity exploring pencils and erasers.

 

She tried the eraser on the end of one of the pencils next.

 

Super simple activity exploring pencils and erasers.

 

 She made more pencil scribbles to erase them over and over again.

 

Super simple activity exploring pencils and erasers.

 

She also tried the eraser on the blank back of the paper

 

Super simple activity exploring pencils and erasers.

 

and just admired the awesome princess pencil 🙂

 

Super simple activity exploring pencils and erasers.

 

She clearly considered all this process art: She signed her work when she was done

 

Super simple activity exploring pencils and erasers. 

 and even hung it on the wall!

 

When did your kids first explore erasers? Were you more on the ball about it than me? Leave a comment below!

 

 

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