Over the last year and a half, my two preschool boys have been doing a lot of handwriting practice. But it’s not all worksheets. We start with concrete, hands-on ways to form their letters.
I cut out small squares from my scrap booking supplies (since I have not found time to scrapbook since, oh… 2009). Then I printed a giant letter Q (get yours HERE), and my Four filled it with quilt squares.
Next, he made a Q with quarters. This was a little tough for him at first, so I helped him stretch out the coins instead of having them in a jumble. His shape was more of a low, wide oval than a tall one, but I wanted him to do as much as possible by himself. Can you find the nickel among the quarters? Whoops!
My Five used some lacing strings to make a Q.
My Five was quite pleased to make the letter Q in raw sugar (with a few licks between each practice!). I thought about doing this in quinoa (as my Seven suggested), but that stuff is expensive!
My Four does beginning handwriting practice with my Letters of All Sizes pages. Check out the entire collection in this post.
I always start my Five with a page of large letters. Check out my entire collection of large letters on two lines.
My Five finishes with these level three pages.
Alphabet Curriculum for Preschool
Our curriculum includes lessons for teaching both upper and lowercase letter names and sounds. You’ll get three lessons per letter, built-in review, simple handwriting practice, rhyming, syllable counting, phonemic awareness, and a whole lot more!
Hi, thank you so much for all the preparation you have done! I have recently started working in a daycare centre with 3-4 year olds after teaching year 2 and your site has helped me so much. Eternally grateful 🙂
I love your site, I am teaching an all day 3 year old preschool, and I get everything from your site, so thank you very much! I am dong letter U next week, do you happen to have the letter U dot sticker page ready? My class loves doing the dot stickers! Thank you.
I haven’t posted the letter U dot sticker page yet – partly because I’m waiting for my new camera to come in the mail – but I expect it to be on the blog in a few days. Stay tuned. 🙂