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  • Beth Franklin

    30 Kids Activities & Materials for Promoting Fine Motor Skills PLUS Oodles of other preschool ideas!

  • Kayla Gutermuth

    If only I didn't dislike chalk so much. A good idea. "Have a "helper" get extra handwriting practice by washing the letters off the board one at a time. (pinch grip, midline crossing, tracing, letter recognition, tracking, etc) No squeaky chalk sound/feel to bother kids with sensory deffensiveness!"

  • Karen Cahill

    Love this idea of writing letter or shapes on the chalkboard and having them use water and a paint brush to trace over them.

  • Jen Suerth

    letter practice - use water and a paintbrush to trace over letters written in chalk-GREAT FOR FUN WRITING PRACTICE! Wish I'd had this idea for my kids when I was still homeschooling. (I'm done now!!)

  • Elizabeth Wood

    fine motor skill development. write letters on the chalkboard and have students paint with water over top

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