Sugar Aunts: Handwriting

This is a space where we share tips, tricks, and fun ways to improve handwriting in new writers and children who are not yet writing with a pencil.  We're continuing to add new ideas, so be sure to stop back often!


Easy handwriting tips and ways to help kids work on legibility in handwriting using 30 quick fixes

If you are looking for easy ways to work on handwriting skills, try our 3 day series.

 Letter Formation Activities in Handwriting

Use these creative movement and hands-on learning activities to work on letter formation, writing on lines, and spacing between words and letters.  Click around to see all of the ideas with Occupational Therapist recommended tips in each post.  Stay tuned, because more activities will be added to this page!

 Writing too dark or too light.  Line awareness and spatial awareness without handwriting DIY slant board  Spatial awareness in handwriting




 Handwriting self-assessment quick check list  Coban pencil grip DIY gripper  Distal Finger Control Exercises  Omitting letters and words when copying written work




 DIY desk fidget tool  Timer for Letter formation  Paper position when writing executive Functioning Skills and Handwriting



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                                    Toys and Games for Reluctant Writers
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 Spacing awareness in handwriting with spatial organization puzzles Easy trick to help kids with letter formation and sloppy handwriting Transfer paper for spacing awareness, letter formation, line awareness, pencil pressure


 Scooping and pouring fine motor and hand dominance with beads



 Sky Ground handwriting method DIY desk letter strip Letter construction for letter formation










Cursive Handwriting Activities

Cursive handwriting ideas and tips from an Occupational Therapist.

Try these ideas for teaching cursive handwriting. These are the best creative cursive activities that we've done here on the blog.  Be sure to stop back for more ideas.  Check them out by clicking on the links below for tips and ways to work on letter formation with smooth cursive letter lines, loops, re-tracing, and connectors.


 How to teach kids to write letter c in cursive






Sensory Processing and Handwriting

sensory handwriting activities for kids to learn how to write letters and numbers

Getting the senses involved in handwriting can be so beneficial to learning the motor plan of letter formation.  Try these sensory ideas for improved handwriting using all of the senses.
 Sensory Processing and Handwriting




Textured Cursive Lines and Cursive Lines Art are creative ways to practice handwriting with tactile sense of touch and different textures. We practiced cursive handwriting, but you could work on printed letter formation, too.





Pressing Too Hard When Writing Proprioception Tips is the perfect post if you are looking for tips on writing with too much (or too little) pencil pressure.

Fizzy Dough Cursive Letters uses the sense of touch with tactile exploratory input with fizzy, sensory letter formation.

Sensory Letter Formation Work on letter formation using dish soap in this tactile and olfactory letter learning and writing activity.

Fidget tips and tools can be used for kids who are constantly fidgeting during writing activities.

Handwriting on Foam Craft Sticks and letters and coffee filters use the auditory sense when writing.  Whisper, tell, yell, rhyme, or sing the letters as your child writes them.

Letter cookies are a tasty way to practice letter formation.  


Pencil Control Worksheets You Can Make At Home uses the sense of sight with bright and high-contrast lines for working on line awareness, pencil control, and motor planning when writing.

Tracing Letters: Letter Formation Handwriting Practice with Chalk uses the proprioceptive and tactile senses to write with chalk on a bumpy and hard sidewalk.  Up the textures by using wet chalk!

High-Contrast Letter Formation is one of my favorites from this blog!  Use a black material (do you know what we used?) on a white surface for high visual contrast with an olfactory power punch!


Handwriting No-Mess Sensory addresses the proprioceptive sense to form letters.

Christmas-Themed Pencil Control Activities-DIY Worksheets for Pencil Control


Tracing Lines with a DIY Light Box Practice handwriting with visual input of a DIY light table.

Tripod Grasp Activities for Kids:
Improving Pencil Grasp With Fine Motor Play Activities

Fine Motor Coordination with a Cereal Box (activity to improve tripod grasp)

Gift Guide: Toys to Improve Pencil Grasp

Line Awareness with Beads (A pre-handwriting activity)


                                                   


Cursive handwriting ideas and tips from an Occupational Therapist.


Handwriting activities for creative, hands-on learning handwriting for kids.  From an Occupational Therapist

4 comments :

  1. What a awesome page you have. thank you for so many wonderful ideas to share with the little one. God bless.

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  2. Thanks so much! We're having fun doing all of these activities with our kids and happy to share!

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  3. am working with my small grandchildren and these are awesome ideas we'll be using soon! <3
    thanks you for sharing

    We dropped ping pong ball (can find ones with eye balls at Halloween @ dollar store) onto egg cartons.. I buy 5 dozen at a time so they have a larger area. They stand on a chair and drop them over the back side. have fun!

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