And it is at this point that I need to acknowledge my eternal gratitude to the Wheels on the Bus song! And lastly, but probably most importantly, children at this stage should not be doing worksheets. We place the chairs in a circle, and I place a letter and a different colored marker on each chair.
When the music stops, they must find the closest chair, take the letter and marker and write that letter on their paper or dry erase board. Worksheets, on a limited scale, belong in the Grade 1 classroom and beyond.
Playdough Just playing with playdough is great for building strength in hands. We placed them on wax paper to dry. Scribbles are one of the foundational blocks. More opportunities to paint and draw are simply more opportunities for avoidance.
Glitter glue Pre-writing lines are important building blocks for any preschooler to master before learning letter formations. You can also poke holes in the top of a plastic container and have your child place straws inside for another fun prewriting activity.
Well, those dot-to-dot worksheets actually help build pre-writing skills!