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Solution Name:​​ Improving Handwriting Skills Module​​ 


Solution Plan:​​ 

Strengthen Fine Motor Skills

Increasing​​ hand strength​​ and​​ finger dexterity​​ can help a child get​​ more control over the pencil. Strengthening fine motor skills should also help improve endurance of writing tasks.​​ 

Preschool Age Children:

  • Use mini marshmallows and toothpicks to form letters

  • Writing with ice cubes on a chalkboard

  • Make cookie letters using a rolling pin, and rolling the dough into lines to make the letters​​ 

  • Trace letters onto the child's back with a finger and have them guess which letter you wrote

  • Make letters with pipe cleaners and wikki sticks​​ 

  • Form letters with French Fries or other favorite foods

  • Have older children (5+) write out a shopping list

  • Use a flashlight to make letters on the wall

  • Draw letters outside with sidewalk chalk

  • Make letters with glue and cotton balls (draw the letter in glue on a piece of​​ construction paper, then place the cotton balls on top to form each letter)

  • Have the child lay on the floor and imitate letters with their bodies (ex: curling into a circle for the letter “O”, making their body look like an “S”)

​​ Pre-Writing Lines-​​ Pre-writing lines are lines and shapes that toddlers and preschoolers learn in a developmental sequence that help them to form letters later for handwriting. Lines down, across, cross shapes, circles, squares, diagonal lines are all considered pre-writing​​ lines. (vertical lines, horizontal lines, circles, cross shape, square, right and left diagonal lines, triangle and X shape).

  • Use a paintbrush in a sand tray​​ 

  • Use a finder in shaving cream​​ 

  • Peel Stickers and have the child place on varying lines and shapes​​ 

  • Place wood sticks/tongue depressors, chop sticks on top of prewriting lines​​ 

  • Use fine motor tweezers to place pom-poms on pre-writing lines​​ 

  • Cover pre-writing lines worksheets with cornmeal, flour, etc., and trace with finger

  • Use play dough to form pre-writing lines

  • Squeeze glitter glue on pre-writing lines

  • Use pipe cleaners to form pre-writing lines.




Required Materials:

Home Items:​​ 

  • Toothpicks

  • Marshmallows

  • Rolling pin

  • Dough

  • French fries

  • Flashlight,

  • Cotton balls

  • Glue

  • Shaving Cream

  • Ice Cubes​​ 


Description: U Brands Chalkboard​​ 

Link:​​ https://amzn.to/2y8RGcx​​ 

2.Pipe Cleaners

Description:​​ Creativity Street Big Box of Chenille Stems​​ 

Link:​​ https://amzn.to/2WLpjL0

3.Wikki Sticks

Description: WikkiStix​​ 

Link:​​ https://amzn.to/2yYMeZI​​ 


Description:​​ Crayola White Chalk​​ 

Link:​​ https://amzn.to/3bYuEnl​​ 

5.Sand Tray

Description:​​ Portable Play Tray for Sand​​ 

Link:​​ https://amzn.to/2YpB5M8



6. Paint Brush

Description: Crayola Kids Paint Brushes​​ 

Link:​​ https://amzn.to/35nIAVm

7. Stickers:​​ 

Description:20 Sheet Alphabet Tickers​​ 

Link:​​ https://amzn.to/3dXVtsd

8. Wood Sticks

Description:​​ Craft Sticks​​ 

Link:​​ https://amzn.to/2Yor7KS​​ 

9. Pom Poms​​ 

Description:​​ Caydo Assorted Pom Poms​​ 

Link:​​ https://amzn.to/3dWQTKU

10. Play Dough

Description:​​ Play-Doh Party Pack​​ 

Link:​​ https://amzn.to/2KRjPYb

12. Pre-Writing paper

Description:​​ 1st​​ Grade Primary Tablet​​ 

Link:​​ https://amzn.to/2Yntu0F​​ 

13. Glitter Glue

Description:​​ Tassel Toppers Glitter Glue​​ 

Link:​​ https://amzn.to/2SqTAfk