This is one of the standard ‘scripts’ that I use with children when we’re working on behavior/rules/procedures.
This is one of the first things we learn at preschool, since setting out markers and blank paper is an instant hit – especially when they are brand-new markers full of luscious color! We learn this little saying in the big group, and I demonstrate it, asking them to be very quiet to hear if it’s really snapping. Then I show them a dried-out marker and explain that that’s what happens when the caps fall off. It’s wonderful how they come up to me throughout the day and say, “Listen!” -then demonstrate the snap.