OT Activity of the Day:
Target Age Range: 6 and up
If handwriting is difficult for your child then odds are homework and handwriting practice are pretty challenging. The trick to practicing handwriting at home is to make it fun. When activities are fun, kids have no clue what it is they are actually working on. I was on Pinterest the other day and found this amazing printable worksheet. All you need in addition is a deck of cards.
I used this with a handwriting kiddo earlier this week and it was an absolute hit. The child and I were able to sit and practice writing for an extended period of time and the child was actually bummed when it was over! The child wasn't even bothered by the gentle reminder for letter placement or spacing between words.
To play, you can do this one of several ways, you can sort the cards into suits and then take turns pulling from each pile, or you can have one pile and pull from there. You can have the cards at the table with you or you can spread them around the room to add movement to the game. You can use the words already provided or make your own silly words.
Let the laughs begin! Enjoy!