Learn Cursive Handwriting on the WindowLooking for a fun way to learn cursive writing or practice handwriting? This cursive handwriting on the window activity will encourage a functional grasp on the pencil, an extended wrist, and improved letter formation. Learning cursive letters with creative writing techniques makes new concepts fun and memorable.
My daughter is all about learning cursive lately. When I share a fun way to practice, she is even more into it! One day, I taped a piece of paper to the window for creative cursive practice. Using a gel highlighter and a pencil makes this activity easy to set-up and efficient for learning.
We're sharing this post as part of our 31 Days of Occupational Therapy with free materials where most of the items we're using are ones that you can find in your home. It's been a fun series and we're excited to continue with today's post!
Learn Cursive Writing on the Window:
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Writing on a vertical surface encourages an extended wrist. While writing on a full vertical surface like a wall or a window is not effective for a lot of writing, practice is appropriate for short periods. Kids can practice letter formation and learn cursive writing lines with this activity.
This activity is so easy to set up:
- Tape paper to a window.
- Write cursive lines with a highlighter or marker. I used a gel marker which is perfect with it's smooth writing lines. The gel glides onto the paper and with the glass surface of the window, it really provide a a lot of feedback for writing the smooth lines of cursive letters. Let your child write with the gel marker to try it, too!
- Have your child trace the highlighter with a pencil. The light will shine through the highlighter lines and make a great tracing line. You can practice beginning strokes like we shared in this post, cursive letters, and words with connecting cursive lines.
This would be a great way to continue to learn cursive writing and practice cursive in your Creative Cursive Journal (get it free!)
You could also use free cursive worksheets right on the window for another way to practice.
More creative ways to work on learning cursive writing:
Do you remember learning cursive as a kid? Do you still write in cursive?