Do you have little ones who are ready for some writing practice? I’ve come up with space-themed number writing practice cards, and I’ll show you a great way to adapt it for pre-writing or writing practice.
I have to put out a word of caution though! I used to teach children to write by handing them a marker, and some of them were definitely not ready! As I’ve looked back on some of the portfolios of former students, I see really weak fine motor skills in their writing. It wasn’t their fault! And I honestly thought I was being helpful.
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Don’t worry though because I have the perfect solution for children who are not ready to actually write yet too that I’ll show you a little bit later down.
I am super picky about any writing activities I put out for children. If it’s something they come up with, then I give full freedom. But when I make it, I have three main criteria:
- It should be meaningful.
- It should not be frustrating to a child.
- It should be something I can set out for them, demonstrate it once, and let them do the rest.
In other words, writing needs to be enjoyable! And it needs to be right at their level.
You can get this space number printable here.
In this writing activity, children will be able to start at the green dot and follow the shape of the number.
Now for the littles who are not ready to write yet! Just grab some glitter glue and trace the number. It becomes a perfect tactile surface to trace!
I’ve also used the technique for name writing practice too.
If you are looking for more space ideas, you are in luck! Here are 16 more incredible ideas and activities!
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Outer Space Bingo // Playdough to Plato
Rocket Name Puzzle// Teach Me Mommy
Space Theme Sensory Bin // Pre-K Pages
Space Counting Mats: Addition and Subtraction // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Solar System Scavenger Hunt // Mom Inspired Life
Space Themed Matching Cards // Powerful Mothering
Outer Space Pattern Block Mats // The STEM Laboratory
Google Drive Space Facts Activity // DIY Farm Wife
Stars in Space Sticky Wall // Modern Preschool
Space Theme Grid Games // Stay at Home Educator
Counting On Planet Puzzles // The Kindergarten Connection
Aliens in Underpants Save the World // Adventures of Adam
Play Dough Constellations // Play & Learn Everyday
Solar System Bracelet // Still Playing School
Space Sensory Bin // Sugar Spice and Glitter
Space Syllables // Fairy Poppins
Space Themed Number Writing Practice // Preschool Inspirations