Play with Pasta...and Learn to Write
Pasta makes a great dinner, but it can also be used to teach kids proper letter formation! In this easy activity you’ll help your child become aware of the way letters should be formed. Beginning writers often approach letter writing like drawing, trying to replicate the shape of the letter like they’d try to copy a picture of a sun or moon. They need to be taught that each printed letter is created by using a combination of straight or curved lines, sometimes referred to as ball and stick letters. In other words, there’s a structure to printing! With a little pasta and some glue you can show your child how it’s done.
What You Need:
- Penne (straight) pasta
- Elbow or macaroni (curved) pasta
- Construction paper
- White glue (not a glue stick)