This worksheet is a trace-and-draw activity that provides a dotted outline of a whale for children to trace. It is designed to be used with a writing instrument, such as a pencil or crayon, to follow the dotted lines and outline the shape of the whale. Below the tracing section, there is a large blank box where the child is then encouraged to draw the whale from memory, which tests their recall ability and drawing skills. Such worksheets are commonly used to engage young learners in practicing motor control while also learning about different animals.
The worksheet’s purpose is to develop a child’s fine motor skills, which are essential for handwriting, by tracing the outline of the whale. It helps improve hand-eye coordination as children must carefully follow the dots to complete the shape. The subsequent task of drawing the whale without a guide reinforces memory recall and allows for the assessment of the child’s understanding of the animal’s form. This activity also nurtures creative expression, as children are free to add their own details when drawing the whale from memory.