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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Help your third grader author a lovely limerick in honor of Valentine's Day! He'll be delighted to compose and recite this nonsensical poem.
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Your fifth grader will love dreaming up special fortunes and embedding them in mouthwatering cupcakes for friends and family.
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This Labor Day, help your child explore various occupations by discussing the tools workers use on a daily basis at their jobs.
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Get your child writing as she describes the four seasons, then decorates a shape for each to hang in the house!
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Ask your kids to write these one-sentence "Holiday Wishes." Without realizing it, they'll be building third grade Language Arts skills.
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If you're looking for something to keep your kid busy on a warm day, and give him some writing practice in the process, bring on the mud!
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Not only will you and your kindergartener create a beautiful photo keepsake, you'll also have the chance to spend time together and relive special memories.
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Here's an idea for an edible Father's Day "note" that also happens to give your second grader practice in using a fancy new tool: the thesaurus.
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Make an "I'm NOT Bored" book filled with your child's favorite activities, to reference the next time she has the urge to declare, "I'm bored."
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Here's a creative way to build second grade writing skills this Easter.
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Help your fourth or fifth grader design and write her own innovative greeting card by formulating a poem in the shape of her favorite object of choice.
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Labor Day is the perfect time to celebrate our postal workers. Have your kid write a thank you note to your local post office to show his appreciation.
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This fun and easy project is the perfect way to help your first grader remember who's who, practice her handwriting, and help decorate for Thanksgiving.
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Make candy hearts this Valentine's Day. This heart-y project helps your little one practice handwriting skills and encourages creativity.
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The alphabet is a big learning milestone for most kids. Help your child learn alphabetical order by making a food list in this fun Thanksgiving activity.
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Help your fourth grader make a homemade recipe book that's eye-catching, simple to construct and perfect for holding all of her favorite recipes!
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St. Patrick's Day may be all about the 'luck" of the Irish, but this project encourages your child to share her personal experience with luck.
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These Thanksgiving place cards are a fun turkey-twist on traditional place markers. Make a set of these Thanksgiving place cards with your child this November.
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Invite your first grader to create this "layers of love" keepsake for that special someone! It holds a sweet, personal message for the recipient.
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People have identification cards, why not pets? Make an ID card for your family pet, a fun activity that also gives your child some writing practice.

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