Helping children learn to write letters of the alphabet takes a lot of work. For many active kids, the process can seem quite… well… boring.
My kindergarteners loved practicing letter formation in different ways. One of their favorite activities was using their whole body to write from the top of their head to tips of their toes. Literally.
To start, I wrote a large version of the letter we were practicing on a piece of butcher paper. (A white board would work just as well.)
The goal was to make the letter large enough that it reached from the top of their heads to the bottom of their toes so they needed to use huge body movements to write it.
They traced the letter with their fingers in the air as I “sportscast” what they were doing.
“You are starting at the top of your head and drawing a line down, down, down, down to your feet. Back up to your belly button, then make a hump and reach over to your other foot.”
Announcing their moves was great for my auditory learners, visual learners loved seeing the letter and (you guessed it!) kinesthetic children loved being able to move their body.
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