Make a DIY Writing Practice Board
Learning to write craft project
So, my amazing three year old recently learned how to write her name. I wanted to continue to encourage her to learn her letters, so we came up with this fun craft to practice them. We use erasable markers so that she can practice her letters over and over again.
Make a craft that encourages kids to learn to write:
- Poster board (you could do a smaller version with cardstock)
- Ruler or yard stick
- Contact paper
What you need to make this reusable writing poster.
Measure out your lines. We did larger ones at the top for learning the letters and smaller ones at the bottom to practice them.
Trace your lines to look like the paper you used in elementary school.
We used green on the top (for “go” or “start”), a yellow dashed line in the middle (for “caution”), and a red line at the bottom for “stop.” I also wrote the alphabet, numbers, and basic shapes in the middle so Dot could use them as examples when learning to write.
Lay the poster out on your contact paper, cutting two pieces and then affixing one to the back and one to the front.
I left about 1 1/2" around the edges to make sure I had enough and then trimmed it down.
Look what a great job my super-brilliant girl did! (She wrote the one on the right, which is probably obvious.)
I didn't want to waste the back, so I colored it like a picture frame, and she can doodle on that erasable surface, too.
What I Learned the Hard Way: I got dry erase markers for this, and they don’t come off quite as well as I was hoping. Using washable ones and wiping it off with water might be a better way to go.