Writing letters is a skill kids will work on and perfect all the way through kindergarten. It’s also a skill a lot of kids dread, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Make letter writing fun by making it hands on!
Ten Fun Ways to Practice Writing Letters:
- Use your finger to write in shaving cream.
- Put paint in a plastic bag and let kids write on the bag.
- Use water and a paintbrush to write letters on the driveway.
- Make letters out of Lego bricks.
- Trace letters on a friend’s back and guess what it is.
- Write letters in lemon juice on paper with a cotton swab. Use an iron or hair dryer to make the letters appear.
- Use a stick to trace letters in dirt or mud.
- Make letters out of pipe cleaners.
- Write letters on the sidewalk with sidewalk chalk.
- Use toys to make letter shapes on the floor.
For even more information and ideas about them fine motor skills kids need for Kindergarten check out what the other Get Ready for K Through PLAY! hosts are sharing!
- Fine Motor Busy Bags from Coffee Cups & Crayons
- from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
- Handwriting Practice by Mess for Less
- from Mama Smiles
- from Rainy Day Mum
And catch up on Active Math Games for Kindergarten, What Does Phonics, Phonemic Awareness and Decoding Mean?, Get Ready for Kindergarten by Playing School and Teach Independent Skills for Kindergarten!
Next week we’ll all be back sharing activities to develop the ready for school skills needed for Kindergarten!
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