Looking for handwriting tips, handwriting strategies, tools for addressing handwriting needs, or how to address handwriting issues? This is the space to use fun ways to improve handwriting in new writers and children who are not yet writing AND kids who need to correct handwriting problems. This is your one-stop shop for all handwriting activities and writing tips and tools!
Handwriting challenges come in so many different forms! From the child who holds their pencil inefficiently, to the student who was never taught the correct letter formation and now struggles with legible written work, to letter reversals, to poor line awareness and spatial awareness…handwriting is complicated! Whether you are an occupational therapist working with clients with handwriting challenges, parents of a child struggling with handwriting, or an educator who is struggling to address poor skills…there is something for you.
Read on for pencil grasp activities, ideas to help with spacing, letter size, and line awareness. We’ve got cursive resources, and sensory handwriting activities here. Looking for something else? Let me know what kind of handwriting tools you need!
(Tools Kids NEED for Functional Handwriting)
This is a space where we share tips, tricks, and fun ways to improve handwriting in new writers and children who are not yet writing with a pencil. Scroll down to find the tools you need to address handwriting issues, big and small!
But first, here is a fantastic tool that explains everything you need to know about handwriting. There are so many skills kids need for handwriting. So many therapists, teachers, and parents have downloaded this resource and added it to their handwriting toolbox. When you enter your email, you’ll receive a series of 6 emails based on the underlying areas that make up handwriting. These emails include topics that really play into legibility of written work, like letter formation, line awareness, spatial awareness, and other areas. The email series is a true resource for anyone who works with kids on handwriting.
Get the free handwriting printable pack and email series here:
Creative Handwriting Activities
Letter Formation Activities in Handwriting
Working on pencil control in handwriting? Why not start a handwriting club for kids? Kids can work on handwriting skills in a fun way. Here’s how to start a handwriting club kids will WANT to join!
Line Awareness Activities
Pencil Grasp Activities
Cursive Handwriting Activities
Sensory Processing and Handwriting
Pressing Too Hard When Writing Proprioception Tips is the perfect post if you are looking for tips on writing with too much (or too little) pencil pressure.
Fizzy Dough Cursive Letters uses the sense of touch with tactile exploratory input with fizzy, sensory letter formation.
Sensory Letter Formation Work on letter formation using dish soap in this tactile and olfactory letter learning and writing activity.
Fidget tips and tools can be used for kids who are constantly fidgeting during writing activities.
Handwriting on Foam Craft Sticks and letters and coffee filters use the auditory sense when writing. Whisper, tell, yell, rhyme, or sing the letters as your child writes them.
Letter cookies are a tasty way to practice letter formation.
Handwriting No-Mess Sensory addresses the proprioceptive sense to form letters.
Tracing Lines with a DIY Light Box Practice handwriting with visual input of a DIY light table.
Tripod Grasp Activities for Kids
Fine Motor Coordination with a Cereal Box (activity to improve tripod grasp)
Line Awareness with Beads (A pre-handwriting activity)
Try these DIY Spacing tool crafts. Kids can make them and feel proud to use them in handwriting: