8 Fun Handwriting Activities for Kids
Summer is an opportune time to hone in your child’s handwriting skills. Handwriting can be a difficult skill for children to learn. If your child tends to have difficulty focusing during writing activities, try to switch up the activity.
Here are fun activities to help your child stay engaged when learning how to better their handwriting:
- Have your children roll out play-doh and shape it to form letters
- Write large letters on paper and have your child use play-doh to trace each letter. You can also have your child use a small ball or marble to trace each letter. It helps them to identify a starting point and then having them pick up the marble or small item reinforces how they will pick up a writing utensil
- Copy or trace letters in a cookie sheet full of rice or sand using their index finger
- Practice forming letters with a dry erase marker on a vertical surface such as a mirror, window or white board, and/or practice using chalk on a chalkboard
- Use shaving cream to form letters at the table or on a vertical surface such as a mirror or white board
- Use pipe cleaners to bend and form letters
- Use a popsicle stick after each word to promote adequate spacing between words
- Practice writing outside on the cement with chalk
Learning how to write is hard work. Sometimes children can get burnt out with handwriting practice. The activities listed above are great ways to make handwriting a little more fun and exciting!