Tracing helps develop fine motor skills. It helps students gain control of their arm, hand and finger movements. For little ones it is the beginning of their muscle memory to form letters, numbers, shapes, and etc. Tracing for students can help them translate what they see three dimensionally, to a two-dimensional drawing. Therefore becoming better artists. Tracing also helps the brain retain information and grow. Some people might say tracing is cheating but when used occasionally it helps them grow artistically. In my opinion it is no more cheating than using a math equation to solve a problem (sorry to my math friends).
Tracing is fun! I hope you enjoy the activities. Remember these are just ideas to help guide you. It is more important to me that you use art during this time to relieve any stress and anxiety. All art should be fun and relaxing.