I like to share a variety of ideas for writing each letter of the alphabet. Today we’re writing letter D.
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As part of our letter D activities, my preschooler created the letter in a variety of ways.
My Four made a D with dice. This was challenging for him – making curved letters out of manipulatives is tougher than making the straight letters. I helped him start with the long side, and we worked together to make the curve. (Wondering why we have so many dice? Check out our 15+ dice games for preschoolers!)
We also went outside, and my Four drew the letter D in dirt. Typically when writing the letter in a surface, he uses his finger. But it had just rained.
My Four worked on a Letters of All Sizes handwriting page. Depending on your child’s age and ability, this might be where you would stop. But my Four has been writing letters with me for over a year now, so we moved on to the other pages.
He traced big letter D’s on two lines. (Get the handwriting page here.)
For the first time my Four worked on a level three handwriting page. As you can see, he tired out before he finished some of the lines. I didn’t push it and instead celebrated how much he was able to do.