Object Rubbings

Age: 6-8
Location: Indoor, Waiting, Travel
Set-up: Improvised


  • Piece of paper
  • Pen or pencil
  • Optional: tape
  • Different sized coins
  • Credit/Gift cards
  • Keys
  • Anything else that is flat and can be traced


If you have tape, tape the back of each object to be traced to a flat surface and place a paper over it. Tape the edges of the paper so that it does not move. If you don't have tape, place each object one at a time and ensure that someone is holding the paper with one hand so that it stays in place.


With a pen or pencil, have your child shade on top of the paper with a light motion and discover the objects hidden beneath! You can play a guessing game by asking what is under the paper and then shading to find out.