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Sight word sandbox for practicing sight words, letter formation, shape and number writing. Simple to set up and can be used for many skills. #preschool #kindergaten

get down and dirty with some sandbox sight word writing! Let those little fingers get dirty and get them writing their sight words in some sand! All you will need is a pencil box and some sand. You…

9 easy activities that build your kids' handwriting skills without them even knowing it

If your kids are anything like mine, they stomp their feet and are full of protests when it's time to practice handwriting. I get it; writing letters over and over can get super boring. Thankfully, that's not the only way to practice. Round up your art supplies and get your kids excited to work on their handwriting with these skill-building exercises that also double as fun activities. This one, for example, lets your child dot a letter outline with a cotton swab dipped in paint. Kids like…

DIY Montessori Sand Writing Tray with Free Printable for the Letter Cards

Use this handy, fun DIY Montessori sand writing tray to teach your child how to write their letters, and ultimately, learn to read! It comes with a free

Writing trays are a fantastic way to help kids work on handwriting, letter formation, and pre-writing skills.  You can find them used in schools, clinics, preschools, early learning centers, and homeschool dinging rooms.  There is a reason that writing trays are a popular way to encourage fine motor skills and an introduction to handwriting; They ... Read More about Writing Trays for Handwriting

Have you ever used a writing tray to teach handwriting? Here is information on sensory writing trays and sand tray writing benefits.

Use a tray filled with salt for tracing practice. | 19 Inexpensive DIYs Every Elementary School Teacher Should Know

From the beginning of the year until the end, these fun activities will get your students excited about learning. You should definitely go out and get some popsicle sticks for this.

A First Sand Tray - for Pre-Writing Skills!!

I recently presented Otto with his first sand tray! He isn't interested in phonics or letter recognition but he loves drawing and mark making. A sand tray is a wonderful way to encourage and develop pre-writing skills. The child can draw a picture and then shake the tray to start over again, it's fun and economical. Like finger painting, this is a good way to encourage mark making without the child having to use a tool. Sand is tactile and feels wonderful. I suggest using a fine, dry sand…

Walking by the Way has a creative set of free sandbox writing cards for pre-writing available for you to download. Simply print the cards, set up a small sa

Walking by the Way has a creative set of free sandbox writing cards for pre-writing available for you to download. Simply print the cards, set up a small sa

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This week I am teaching our first letter of the week: C. We watch the ABCmouse video of the letter C, do a directed drawing of a cow, practice writing and saying “C says /c/ in sand, write it in the air and much more! #letters #alphabet #directeddrawing #preschoolteacher #preschoolactivities #preschool #kindergarten #kindergartenteacher #homeschoolmom #homeschooling #teacher #teachersoftiktok
Before kids can hold a pencil correctly and write, they need to strengthen their hand muscles. Here are some fun and simple activities for littles. They can crumple paper, rip up cardboard, dig in the sand, play with clay and more! These are fun ways to prepare for Kindergarten or Pre K TK at home over summer. Follow for more Kindergarten Thoughts.
DIY Preschool Ocean Themed Classroom  Materials: Pool Noodles Scissors Basket Recycled Paper  Instructions Cut the pool noodle in half. Cut multiple swirls into the pool noodle and then separate to make it appear like a coral as shown in the video.  Full videos on activities kids can do to decorate an Ocean themed Wall with Preschool Art can be found on our Youtube Channel.