Writing/Fine Motor Activities
Writing and drawing occurs daily in Kindergarten. Your child will be asked to write and draw in journals, create lists, make self-portraits, respond to literature, generate ideas for a story, create a story with a beginning, middle, and end, as well as create poems.
At home, daily practice with letter formation is essential! Create a writing station at home for your child complete with a variety of different size paper, envelopes, pencils, stickers, crayons, stapler, etc. This will give them the tools to know that writing has a purpose.
Ideas to encourage your child to write at home:
Make your own Thank You, Birthday, Get Well cards to family and friends.
When grocery shopping, have your child write their own shopping list.
Have your child draw a picture and write about a special trip or visit by family and friends.
Ask your child to write about what they know: favorite animals, family trips, activities with friends, sports, or daily experiences.
IDEAS TO STRENGTHEN FINE MOTOR SKILLS
* Cutting with scissors
* Squeezing stress balls
* Climbing on the playground
* Arts-n-Craft projects