OT Activity of the Day:
Making letters out of pipe cleaners or wiki sticks
Target Age Range: 3 and up
By the age of 4 most children should be able to write at least their first name in all capital letters. By the time they enter kindergarten children should be very comfortable with most of the upper case alphabet. I know I've mentioned those fun facts before but as we enter the summer it's always important to think about the demands of the coming school year and to find ways to practice or enhance these skills over the summer.
Here's another "fun" way to practice upper or lower case letter formation. Make the letters out of pipe cleaners or wiki sticks. You can have letter flash cards and the child can then copy the letter, or they can choose to make the letters of their name, like I have started doing, or they can pick letters at random. Really, as long as they're engaged in this activity, it doesn't matter what letters they're making.