Grab your chalk! Let’s make some prewriting lines.
Lately, I have had a couple of requests for writing activities. This preschool activity is fantastic because your child will be writing and moving.
What do I mean?
Well, for starters, check out the Stages of Writing. It all begins with lines.
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This prewriting activity also got us out of the house!
If you follow us, you know we are ALL home (Three kids under 4) during the day.
Some days move fast, and some days, I cannot keep them from bouncing off the walls and wrestling. Oy!
What is a prewriting activity?
A prewriting activity will help your preschooler better understand that letters of the alphabet have lines and curves.
Practicing this formation with bodies now will form the connections they need when asked to create the letters with their hands later.
We want our preschoolers to be familiar with the lines to have more confidence when asked to write them.
We can practice prewriting with:
There are countless amounts of ways to practice prewriting with your preschooler.
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Grab some chalk.
Draw some lines.
I added stopping points and arrows for interest.
Supply: (yes, only one supply!)
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Does this prewriting activity help my preschoolers?
For one, it is FUN! – Most important. My preschoolers are learning with movement.
Gross Motor Development is strengthening.
Coordination is improving. We can also practice coordination by balancing on a line.
Here is what Children will be working towards:
By Kindergarten, children using the Common Core will be asked to follow two-step directions. Meaning, complete two tasks at one time. Read below how this gets integrated.
Get creative with the prewriting lines!
Call out movement tasks at each stopping point.
Jump 5 times
Bark like a dog
Hop like a bunny to the next stopping point
Turn around and now walk backward
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