Teaching kids how to write doesn’t have to be all about repetition. There is absolutely a time and a place for that while learning to form specific letters but these writing activities are less structured, more creative and a good compliment to the drill that comes with learning to write. Some of these activities are drawing which is often the key to making practice fun . Let them draw , encourage them to draw and provide tools for them to draw as much as possible. Many kids who aren’t fans of writing aren’t as unhappy with drawing so use that as your door to making them love writing too.
Dry Erase Mazes
Count & Write Fire Trucks
Kid Designed Valentine’s
Write and Trace Place Mats
Sandpaper Letter Tracing
Counting Around The House
Fill In The Blank Stories
Journal Writing For Pre-Writers
Heart Chalk Boards
Dry Erase Doodle Mats
Catalog Drawing Prompts
For more writing ideas do not miss our Reading & Writing Readiness board on Pinterest. Along with other bloggers I share my favorite reading and writing ideas from all around the web.
Jessica @ Play Trains! says
Great list…I really like the sound of these ideas. Off to go check them out, because this is exactly what we need right now.
Susan Call Hutchison (ReadAloudReadAlong.com) says
My favorite is the journal writing for pre-writers. The review of earlier entries, the modeling of journal entry, and the fun of learning that what you express can be recorded. This fosters literacy!