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    For kids who can�t help but have an awkward grip on their writing utensils, have them hold a cotton ball or small rubber ball between ring and pinky fingers. | 37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks

    Writing your name – and writing it properly is quite the accomplishment for our kids. Writing their name and labeling things as “theirs” is a big deal to kiddos. Help give them the confidence early with some of these Name Writing activities. Gel Bags. These are brilliant. Fill a giant ziplock bag with about half …

    Rainbow writing salt tray + lots of rainbow-themed literacy ideas

    Number Writing Practice Sheet | free printable from

    rainbow letter practice

    DIY salt tray with alphabet cards - great for early writing practice

    Practice Cursive Writing Worksheet

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    Sand tray: I found my tray and sand at Hobby Lobby. The tray was $3.49 (plus a 40% coupon). The sand was $2.49/1.5 pounds.

    salt box to practice writing your letters. purchased a cute box w/ lid at Walmart to do this.

    Use a pencil case to store sand and an unsharpened pencil to practice writing letters, names, and words.

    I'm Flipping over Flip Books! 5 different flip books that can be used for writing a story or responding to a book! PERFECT for open ended center activity or writer's workhop!!!

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    Have kids who are at that stage where they're learning to write their letters? Here's a free handwriting printable for rainbow writing {n}. Rainbow writing encourages kinesthetic awareness and memory, which is required for good handwriting.

    sand and pattern cards

    Letter Slap -- A Game for Discerning Letters

    practical life trays

    Dollar store photo albums + a dry erase marker = reusable writing practice. Just insert what you are working on. Put in flash cards, dotted letters/numbers or plain white paper for independent practice!

    Love this - Dry erase traceable letters..Great for restaurants or on-the-go!

    Practice letters & numbers. Things you need - Gallon size Ziploc bag, glitter (optional), food coloring, hair gel (dollar store)...