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10 ways to help children learn to write their names from Play to Learn Preschool

10 ways to help children learn to write their names from Play to Learn Preschool- cool ideas to try with Chan!

Q-Tip Letter Painting (Preschool, Kindergarten Activity)--great for teaching pencil grip, fine motor skill practice. Makes writing letters more than just practice--make it an art project!

Q-Tip Letter Painting (Preschool, Kindergarten Activity)--great for teaching pencil grip, fine motor skill practice & letter formation. Makes writing letters more than just practice--make it an art project!

Mark making dice. Roll the dice and copy the pattern. Adapt this for writing numbers by inserting numbers, or use for games with pictures of Numicon plates.

Roll the dice and copy the pattern. Adapt this for writing numbers by inserting numbers, or use for games with pictures of Numicon plates.

Pattern cards to engage mark makers

Just be! Early Childhood Education: writing provocation -Pattern cards provide a talking point when drawing

Shaving foam and powder paint mixing and mark making

Shaving foam and powder paint mixing and mark making. This is another good example of AFFINITY SPACE and it has all the facets of triggering curiosity- Empowering Pedagogy for Early Childhood Educators

Mark making in a sand-filled tray - from Rachel (",)

Rainbow Colours

Mark making in a sand-filled tray - from Rachel (",) Love the idea of putting wrapping paper underneath. Like finding buried treasure

A large tray of PVA glue for mark-making - also great for supporting gross motor movement & pattern making as well as more fine-motor dexterity (",)

A large tray of PVA glue for mark-making - also great for supporting gross motor movement pattern making as well as more fine-motor dexterity (",)

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The Locks & Latches Activity Board makes a great Fine Motor activity center for any preschool. This educational toy features a variety of every day activities that kids need to master.

Remove the table in the mark making area and watch the boys flock to the area!

Remove the table in the mark making area and watch the boys flock to the area!

Mark making in sequins... from Rachel (",)

Christmas Activities

Sharpies on foil and other fun pre-school ideas. We could do with something more permanent for outdoor mark-making.

Drawing on foil with Sharpies.we did mini versions the other day and backed them on black card and they looked gorgeous :)

Tracing over chalk patterns with water - from Rachel (",)

Tracing over chalk patterns with water - from Rachel (",) fine motor