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Handwriting - Pre-K

Enhancing Handwriting Skills in Pre-Kindergarten

Subject: Handwriting

Summary: Engage your pre-kindergarten students in a fun and interactive activity to enhance their handwriting skills.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will learn the correct formation of letters.
  • Students will develop fine motor skills required for handwriting.
  • Students will practice writing their names and basic words.


This activity will involve a combination of hands-on practice, visual aids, and interactive games to engage the students.

Resources/Materials Required:

  • Large chart paper or whiteboard
  • Markers or chalk
  • Letter flashcards
  • Writing worksheets
  • Playdough or clay


1. Begin by introducing the concept of handwriting to the students. Explain that handwriting is the skill of writing letters and words neatly and legibly.

2. Show the students examples of different letters using flashcards or by writing them on the chart paper or whiteboard. Emphasize the correct formation of each letter.

3. Engage the students in a hands-on activity using playdough or clay. Ask them to roll the playdough into long ropes and shape them into different letters. Encourage them to say the name of each letter as they create it.

4. Provide each student with writing worksheets that have dotted lines for tracing letters. Guide them in tracing the letters using markers or crayons.

5. Practice writing their names. Write each student's name on a separate piece of chart paper or whiteboard. Ask them to trace their names using markers or chalk. Encourage them to say the letters aloud as they trace.

6. Play interactive games to reinforce letter recognition and formation. Use online resources or educational apps that provide engaging activities for pre-kindergarten students to practice handwriting skills.


1. Letter Hunt: Hide letter flashcards around the classroom. Ask the students to find the letters and name them aloud. Encourage them to trace the letters using their fingers.

2. Letter Sorting: Provide a set of letter flashcards to each student. Ask them to sort the letters into different groups based on their shapes or sounds.

3. Name Writing Challenge: Challenge the students to write their names as neatly as possible on a piece of paper. Offer rewards or stickers for the best handwriting.

4. Handwriting Relay Race: Divide the students into teams. Set up a relay race where each student has to run to a designated spot, write a specific letter or word, and run back to tag the next teammate. The team that completes the race first wins.


Observe the students' participation and engagement during the activities. Assess their ability to correctly form letters and write their names. Provide feedback and guidance as needed.

By the end of this activity, students should:

  • Know the correct formation of letters.
  • Understand the importance of neat and legible handwriting.
  • Be able to write their names and basic words.

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Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts - Writing

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