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Preschool Writing: Chalk Letter Tracing

Hey, I’m Natasha  from Tiny Tots Adventures where I share learning activities that I do with my preschool aged kid. Today I’m here to share a preschool writing activity that I’ve recently done with my preschooler. My preschooler has been very interested  in writing  lately. We have been doing a lot of letter tracing, but with the weather feeling so nice, I decided  to take the letter tracing outside.

Chalk letter Tracing

Materials:

  • Sidewalk chalk in different colors (we used six colors, only I used the white chalk)

 

Directions:

  1. Go outside
  2. Draw the upper and lower case of a few letters in one color of chalk on the sidewalk.
  3. Have your preschooler trace over your letters from top to bottom  and left to right.
  4. Have them repeat this action using every color for each letter.

Chalk Letter Tracing

After we were done tracing the letters we played something like hop on the letter game. She would stand on an empty square and I’d call out the letter. She then runs to the letter and hop on it. She then walks the letter from top to bottom and left to right.

This activity was a little easier for her to do then working on paper. The size of the sidewalk chalk and the size that I drew the letters aided in making this a hands on experience with writing. So that I could get her to pay closer attention to the structure of the letters.

My preschooler enjoyed tracing and walking the chalk letters.

 

Chalk Letter Tracing

 

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Monday 20th of February 2017

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Sunday 14th of June 2015

Great idea for using a gross motor activity to encourage literacy! FUN summer play with letters!

Danielle

Wednesday 3rd of June 2015

Very fun!

Theresa (Capri + 3)

Wednesday 3rd of June 2015

Our kids would love this activity. We will have to get outside and try this out!

Cerys

Wednesday 3rd of June 2015

This is so fun and a great way to go over letter formation with kids, thanks for the inspiration as we've only being doing this on a small scale it would be good to work the big muscles.