Handwriting Activities

Handwriting activities are perfect for the young writer in your house! These hands-on handwriting activities get your child to practice perfect penmanship using unusual writing devices and mediums. Kids can write clear letters with sidewalk chalk, cookies, candy, and more. In addition to building good penmanship skills, these handwriting activities also help kids develop fine motor skills. Try these handwriting activities with your blossoming writer.

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This turkey hand activity will help your child practice patterns and number recognition, key concepts that she'll encounter throughout her academic career.
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Build your first grader's social studies skills by making a map together.
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Wax paper hearts are a unique and glittery gift for a special friend on Valentine's Day. Make wax paper hearts with your child this February.
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Want to do something a little different for Dad this year? Have your child design his very own Father's Day "Greatest Hits CD" card.
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Making personalized postcards out of meaningful photographs is a fun, rainy day project.
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Make this spring break a memorable one by creating a "growth" flower with your child, also great for your second grader's writing practice!
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Octopi aren't the most cute or cuddly creatures, but they deserve love too! Let your child share her love on the legs of a paper octopus.
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Invite your child to craft dream cloud magnets to display her hopes and visions for the future!
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This Mother's Day, help your child practice math measurement skills with this "mom" recipe card.
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With this activity, your third grader will get experience with informational writing, and your Thanksgiving guests will leave with a keepsake to cherish!
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What are you the most thankful for? Challenge your kid to think about all the reasons he has to be thankful and make a turkey featuring one particular thing.
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Guide your third grader through writing a descriptive paragraph about her favorite sporting event from the Winter Olympic Games.
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Try this concrete, hands-on organization system and you can count on more efficient, less stressful evenings this school year.
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Have your kid create a chart of job titles. It's a great way to get him to recognize the people whose efforts benefit the community.
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Take advantage of the upcoming Irish holiday, Saint Patrick's Day, to encourage your third grader to flex his poetry muscles and come up with a haiku.
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Help your kids put together a travel journal for your family's next vacation to get them reading, writing, and thinking about what's happening on the trip.
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Help your first grader build up his sight words by creating a reading pointer and having him take the family on a house-wide reading tour!
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Inspire a love for the written word by creating an illustrated nature poetry book with your kids.
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Use a beloved toy as a jumping-off point for a fantastic storytelling exercise in this activity that will get the littlest ones thinking about creative writing.
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Help your preschooler learn the Four Questions prior to the big night with a homemade book, complete with words and illustrations!

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