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Language Arts - K

Kindergarten Activity: Exploring Handwriting

Title: Exploring Handwriting Through Fun Activities

Compliance: Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten

Subject: Language Arts

Summary: This activity aims to introduce kindergarteners to the basics of handwriting through engaging and interactive activities.

Topic: Handwriting

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize and write uppercase and lowercase letters
  • Develop fine motor skills required for handwriting
  • Understand the importance of proper letter formation


This activity will involve a combination of hands-on activities, group discussions, and individual practice.

Resources/Materials Required:

  • Alphabet flashcards
  • Writing paper
  • Markers or crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Magazines or newspapers


Activity 1: Letter Recognition

  1. Begin by introducing the alphabet flashcards to the students.
  2. Hold up each flashcard and ask the students to identify the letter.
  3. Encourage them to say the letter sound as well.
  4. Repeat this activity several times, allowing each student to have a turn.

Activity 2: Letter Formation

  1. Provide each student with a piece of writing paper and markers or crayons.
  2. Guide the students in practicing the formation of uppercase and lowercase letters.
  3. Start with simple letters and gradually progress to more complex ones.
  4. Monitor their progress and provide individual assistance as needed.

Activity 3: Letter Collage

  1. Give each student a magazine or newspaper and a pair of scissors.
  2. Ask them to search for letters of the alphabet and cut them out.
  3. Once they have a collection of letters, provide them with glue and a piece of construction paper.
  4. Guide them in creating a letter collage by gluing the cut-out letters onto the construction paper.


Assess the students' learning through the following activities:

  • Observation during letter formation practice
  • Reviewing the completed letter collages
  • Conducting a short quiz on letter recognition

By the end of this activity, students should:

  • Know: The uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet
  • Understand: The importance of proper letter formation
  • Can do: Write uppercase and lowercase letters with proper formation

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Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten

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