When my three year old asked if he could learn how to write “like his daddy”, I jumped into action – pulling together 12 fine motor activities that would build his hand-eye coordination and hand strength so that he would be ready to write letters and words later.
The Fine Motor Mega Pack has been one of our biggest sellers and has earned two very big thumbs up from kids. Take a peek at what’s inside by downloading these free alphabet tracing cards. The font is very similar to Handwriting Without Tears’ – a popular handwriting program for kids. The simple circles, lines and curves are designed to help children learn to write letters more quickly.
So, you’ve probably already guessed one way you can use these cards: laminate each circle, give them to a child and have him trace the letters over and over again using a vis-a-vis marker like this:
But that’s not all! Here are four more ways to play:
Help your child arrange the cards in ABC order.
Take turns randomly pulling a card from the pile and naming a word that starts with the letter chosen. In the example below, the player might say, “ox”. Then, Player Two would pick a different card from the pile and name a word starting with the letter written.
Print out two copies of the printables and cut them out. Lay the cards face down on a flat surface. Invite Player One to turn over two cards. If they match like the photo below, the player keeps them.
But if they don’t match, Player One turns the cards over and lose his turn. Then it’s Player Two’s turn to try and find a pair.
When all cards have been claimed, players count up their matches. The player with the most pairs is the winner.
Hide ‘n Seek
The name says it all. Hide the letters throughout your house and send your child on a hunt to find them. Easy peasy and oh so fun.
Try It Out!
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