Handwriting Blitz

11 Mar

Hello Blog World……..remember me!  I’ve been a bit slack on the blog front lately…..SORRY!

Last week I tried a new activity with my class.

The letter ‘a’ was our handwriting focus of the week and some of the kids were just not getting it!

At the beginning of the year the school OT suggested 90 sec handwriting activities to aid with writing, so I thought I would give them a go.

I set up 6 activities to practice writing the letter ‘a’.  The students spend 90 seconds at each activity.

Activity 1. Rainbow writing at the easel.


Activity 2. Writing in shaving cream.


Activity 3. Writing in chalk at the outdoor chalk board.


Activity 4. Writing using water and paint brushes on the cement.


Activity 5.  Using play dough to make the letter


Activity 6. Using the handwriting app in the iPad to write the letter.


The students loves these activities.

Afterwards we had our inside inquiry time where students can select what they want to do.  I had a group of students ask me for more big letter a’s so they could do more rainbow writing!

So now I just have to think a 6 new activities for this Friday’s handwriting blitz session!

Suggestions welcome!


3 Responses to “Handwriting Blitz”

  1. Have a laugh on me 11/03/2014 at 9:10 PM #

    My girl has A sorted it’s e – as in lower case that is all sorts of weird right now! I shudder when I see her write it – I hope it gets fixed soon, maybe as she grows! Nice to see you back around the traps! 🙂

  2. Twitchy 12/03/2014 at 11:25 PM #

    I don’t have any suggestions but I do like the idea of setting them up with all sorts of different sensory and tactile activities. Great way to smuggle in some ABC’s! #teamIBOT

  3. EssentiallyJess 15/03/2014 at 7:02 PM #

    Oh that’s a great idea! My kids new school has all these alternating activities set up, and my son is just loving it! Plus he is learning so much. It’s great to see.

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