Hands on fun for kids to work on their handwriting skills for summer! Explore these 5 handwriting tips for summer fun with your child. Many of them don’t even use a pencil!
Summer is the perfect time to help your child work on their handwriting skills.
However, it’s not what you think. Rather than sitting them down with lined paper and pencil and having them write and write until it’s perfect, it’s actually time to gather activities to help build their strength in their fingers and build visual discrimination skills.
Handwriting Tips for Summer Fun with Kids
Take a moment each day to get out all those fun things of childhood and play to help build skills for Handwriting!
- kitchen tongs
- lacing cards
- and more!
Using activities that use those fine motor skills helps to build the strength needed in your child’s hand to form letter correctly while writing.
Gross Motor Skills are a fun way also to build those muscles activities like swinging, Jump roping and monkey bars help to build that strength too!
We have 3 Pinterest Boards that can help you with Building Handwriting Skills.
We put together this post that highlights fine motor activities for strengthening vision and hand eye coordination for your child too!
Handwriting Activities for Kids this Summer
- Letter Forming Practice Printable from Teaching Little Ones at Home
- Free Lego Printables and 70+ Learning Ideas with Legos from Living Montessori Now
- 3 Whole Punch Pictures for Teach Beside Me
- Flower Beading from The Usual Mayhem
Deb Chitwood says
Thanks so much for featuring my Lego post! Happy 4th of July week! 🙂
Raising a Happy Child says
I have to check out these Lego ideas in more detail. I agree that this is a great way to strengthen those little fingers!
Whitney @ Pen Pals and Picture Books says
Girls! I have tried a couple of times to comment and had trouble– human error on my part I'm certain! Anyway, thanks for featuring my writing kit!! You guys rock to keep your blog so busy and exciting in the summer! Nice work!