Handwriting in Kindergarten
Writing instruction and handwriting instruction are two different subjectss. Both subjects are necessary in order for primary students to become confident and skilled writers, but it is important to note the difference between the two. During writing instruction, students write to convey a personal message and communicate. More information on authentic writing instruction can be found here. Handwriting is the teaching of letter formations.



Activities



Websites
Where to Start Your Letters Song
This page has a song to teach students so they remember to start at the top and pull down when they write letters. Getting this process right from the very first day of school can prevent handwriting issues later.

Letter Formation
This animated site models correct letter formation using a pencil and handwriting lines.

Handwriting Practice
Click on the activity sheet you want to work on. You can display the enlarged printer-friendly version on your Smart Board or print them out as a worksheet.

Handwriting Game
In this game, students must carefully trace an outlined letter, similar to the game operation.

Custom Handwriting Worksheets
This website allows you to create custom handwriting worksheets in Zaner-Bloser, D'Nealian, or cursive. You do not need to create an account or download anything. This works great for students to practice writing their names.