Grab your chalk! Let’s make some prewriting with movement.
Lately, I have had a couple of requests for writing activities. This preschool activity is fantastic because your child will be writing and moving. It is literally the combination of prewriting movement magic!
What do I mean?
Well, for starters, check out the Stages of Writing. It all begins with lines and scribbles.
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This prewriting activity also got us out of the house!
If you follow us, you know we are ALL home (hello, three kids under four) during the day.
Some days move fast, and some days, I cannot keep them from bouncing off the walls and wrestling. Oy!
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What is a prewriting activity?
Practicing this formation with bodies 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 later in life.
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We can practice prewriting in many ways.
There are countless amounts of ways to practice prewriting with your preschooler.
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Simple chalk prewriting setup
- 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 my preschooler’s legs, and the coordination is balance.
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
When will you take prewriting outdoors with your preschooler?