Out-of-the-Box Handwriting Practice Ideas

One way you can encourage your little one during school is by breaking out of the traditional pencil-and-paper handwriting routine.

It’s not only fun, but it can also help with fine motor skills and creativity.

Kids love to get physical while they are learning, so let’s dive into a list of handwriting practice ideas that don’t rely on sitting still for success.

These no paper activities are fun for active boys and girls of all ages! Most of these handwriting activities will work for students learning manuscript or cursive.

Trace letters or words with water on a chalkboard.

“Write” letters in shaving cream, pudding, whipped cream, salt, sugar, sand, paint, etc. This activity can be enjoyed indoors on a tray or taken outside.

Use paintbrushes to write in water on the driveway or sidewalk.

Go on a nature walk and collect items to spell out words.