Activities to improve handwriting skills can be easily incorporated into your child's daily routine at home and at school.
Here's How . . .
- Art projects such as origami, finger weaving, lace cards, coloring, painting. Make mosaics using seeds, beans, paper scraps or other materials.
- Water plants using a spray bottle.
- Games such as light bright, pick-up-sticks, Kerplunk, jacks, spin tops, card games, Connect Four, Trouble, pop beads.
- Silly putty or play dough. Hide coins, small pegs, or beads then try to find them.
- Play Simon Says, Twister, hop scotch, jump rope.
- Finger plays such as Itsy Bitsy Spider.
- Finger puppets
- Play piano or just pretend. Air guitar can be fun too!
- Color with paper taped to wall or placed on an easel. Writing on the chalkboard or white board.
- Tug of War with a straw.
- Have your child draw with fingers in various textured materials such as rice or sand.
- Wheel barrel walk, or animal walks such as crab walk or bear walk.
Sometimes just by improving fine motor skills it translates to better penmanship!