Handwriting is a skill that requires a lot of practice. It can also be kind of, well, kind of boring. To make handwriting more exciting for your preschooler or kindergartner you can incorporate some play!
Fun Handwriting Practice
- Write with sidewalk chalk.
- Try dirt writing--don’t worry it’s not as messy as it sounds.
- Use an unsharpened pencil to write in shaving cream on the table.
- Do cave drawings with butcher paper. (The Pleastantest Thing)
- Use your finger to draw letters on someone’s back.
- Grab your window markers for some big rainbow writing on a mirror.
- Use a cotton swab to write letters with paint.
- Go on a find and write scavenger hunt.
- Write a letter to a Disney character (they send one back!) (What Do We Do All Day?)
- Write letters with your finger in a salt or rice tray.
- Use a paintbrush to water paint chalk letters outside.
- Draw letters or numbers with glue on wax paper.
- Start a scribble journal with your preschooler to develop prewriting skills. (What Do We Do All Day?)
- Write on a bag filled with hair gel and watch the letters appear.
- Write on a chalkboard, the vertical surface and pressure of the chalk are good for practice. (Hands on : as we grow)
This is just the start! There are tons of fun ways to practice handwriting with your kids. Feel free to share some of your favorite ideas in the comments!