Letter and number handwriting practice doesn’t just have to take place at a table–there are so many ways to make it fun! The weather is nice so we went outside to water paint chalk letters.
Big Letter Writing Practice
- bucket or bowl with water
I am a fan of sidewalk chalk activities because they are so easy to set up. For this one all I had to do was write the letters on the sidewalk and fill the bucket with water which is great for a busy day.
My preschooler dipped the paintbrush in the water and “painted” over the chalk letters. Wet chalk is quite vibrant so it’s rewarding to see the letters change color as they get painted.
Turning handwriting into a gross motor activity helps kids to experience the shapes of the letters or numbers in another way. It helps develop hand-eye coordination and letter recognition in a low key way. Since the “paint” for this activity is water the sun will take care of any “mistakes” and dry them out so you can play again and again!
The other Move and Learn co-hosts were busy putting together Move and Learn Activities for kids this week too, make sure to check them out!
Other Ways to Move & Learn this week:
- Sight Word Stretch from The Pleasantest Thing
- Giant Connect the Colors Activity from Hands on : as we grow
- 18 Ways to Play with Numbers from Toddler Approved
- Check out all our Move & Learn activities
- Lots of ideas on our Pinterest board!