Thursday, October 28, 2010

Writing Practice

This activity is as old as the hills but maybe you've forgotten about it. I was reminded of it by my neighbor (veteran homeschooling mom, Kristen Burdette.)

1. Give your child a shallow plate of cornmeal, rice, sand, flour, beans - anything really.
2. Ask them to draw letters or words.
If you have a reluctant writer, this activity changes things up and makes it more exciting.  Preschoolers can get in on the action, too.  Ask them to draw shapes or give them a few matchbox cars to drive around and make textured roads.

A 9x13 baking dish, or cookie sheet with rims is better than the small dish you see above.  What was I thinking?!  Rookie move.


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