Fun and Easy Pre-writing Activities for Preschooler

Michele Schwartz, MS, OTR/L

Pre-writing activities for preschool are crucial for developing writing readiness and can make the transition to writing less frustrating and more successful.

Play dough cookies: Form the play dough into a ball and have your child push the pennies into the playdough to hide them. 

Golf tees in styrofoam with a play hammer.

Writing in the air: promotes gross motor skills, imitation skills, and pre-strokes..

Writing in Different Sensory Mediums: sand or salt trays, shaving cream, whipped cream, or pudding.

Water with a Paintbrush on a Chalkboard

Form Letters with Playdough

Pipe Cleaner Letter Formation

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