Handwriting Quick Check Self-Assessment List

When kids have been introduced to different techniques for beating their handwriting blahs, been provided with accommodations for handwriting difficulties, and even provided with modifications to written work requirements, a quick check can help with legibility.  A child can use this quick check list to self-monitor and self-check their handwriting for neatness.

This activity is part of our month-long handwriting series where we are sharing creative and easy ways to address common handwriting issues in our 30 Easy Quick Fixes for Better Handwriting series.

You’ll also want to join the Sweet Ideas for Handwriting Help Facebook group where you can find support and resources for handwriting. 

Handwriting Self-Assessment Checklist

A self-checklist should have questions to monitor letter formation, size, spacing, line awareness, upper case and lower case letter formation/size, letter positioning, speed, neatness, and legibility. 

Print this checklist out for classroom use.  It is available as an 8x 10 inch Free printable here

We also have a poster sized printable version available for 99 cents  in our store
Kids can self-monitor their handwriting with this quick self-checklist for home and in the classroom.
Kids can self-monitor their handwriting with this quick self-checklist for home and in the classroom.

Felt Scraps Fairy Wand Craft

If you are like me, you have a ton of crafting supplies sitting around the house.  And by that, I mean stuff that we used for one kids’ craft project or another and then saved the leftover parts “just in case” we need them in the future.  Sound familiar? It’s a good thing we had felt scraps left over from a previous project because we had a chance to use them in this felt scraps craft!

We joined a few other bloggers in a monthly craft challenge where we are each using one specific medium and coming up with our own crafts.  You can find all of the other bloggers that are in this challenge in an upcoming round-up post (that I’ll link here when it’s live!).

I would love to hear how YOU would use felt scraps in a craft!

Use felt scraps to make fairy wands for pretend play and imagination activities with kids.


Felt Scraps Fairy Wand Craft

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This craft is super easy to make.  You’ll need just three items:

  • Felt scraps in a variety of colors (THIS set has 42 colors for only about $11)
Use felt scraps to make fairy wands for pretend play and imagination activities with kids.
To make the fairy wands, you’ll need to first cut the felt into small 1/4 inch strips.  Cut those strips into 2-3 inch long pieces.  
Use felt scraps to make fairy wands for pretend play and imagination activities with kids.
Then, stack several colors together and pinch them in the center.  

Finally, wrap one end of the pipe cleaner around the felt very tightly.  This craft is an excellent way to work on fine motor skills such as pinch strength and scissor skills.

You can also bend the pipe cleaner in half to make the wand more stable.
Use felt scraps to make fairy wands for pretend play and imagination activities with kids.
Now it’s time to play!
Use felt scraps to make fairy wands for pretend play and imagination activities with kids.

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