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Handwriting Without Tearms

Build, Sing, and Draw Mat Man

  1.  Children sit in a circle as the teacher builds Mat Man on the floor using the HWT Mat and Wood Pieces, singing the Mat Man song.
  2. Teacher gives Mat Man body parts to the children, who then build Mat Man piece by piece as they sing the Mat Man song together.
  3. Accessories such as bottle caps for eyes and nose, yarn for hair, and fabric for belly button, clothing, etc. make Mat Man more interesting and personalized.
  4. Children sit facing teacher as teacher draws a large Mat Man on a board or easel.
  5. Teacher draws each part in order, singing the Mat Man song. Children take turns drawing Mat Man and adding other details to their drawings.

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