While putting four children thru school over the last 22 years, I discovered this easy trick to getting good handwriting practice done!

I asked the teacher for a copy of the handwriting chart that they used in class.  It is simply a single sheet of paper with all the letters on it.  If you don’t want to ask the teacher, then you can just print one from the web or create your own by writing all the letters on a piece of paper with a sharpie or other marker.  I think that asking the teacher is the best idea that way you can make sure that your child is practicing the same style of handwriting at home that they are practicing at school.

Once you get the sheet with all the letters on it, simply laminate it.  I did not have use of a laminating machine so I just covered the whole sheet with clear packing tape.  After it’s laminated, your child can use dry erase markers to practice their handwriting on the sheet over and over without the need to reprint it!

Ben’s handwriting sheet has upper case letters on the front and lower case letters on the back.  It also has the numbers 0-9 as well.  He doesn’t mind doing this daily practice and he really enjoys picking out which color marker he will use each day.  I got the dry erase markers from the Dollar Tree (set of four for $1) and we use a piece of an old tee shirt to wipe it off each time.

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