Summer Writing

Three easy activities build writing skills now and prepare your child for school this fall.



What you need:

  • pad of paper 
  • markers 
  • paintbrush or craft sticks 
  • water or ice cubes 

What to do:

  1. Travel Reporter. Whether you're heading to the beach or the backyard, bring along a pad and markers for your child to record the experience. Remember, her first step in writing is drawing what she sees!
  2. Water Writing. A refreshing way to write is with a paintbrush and water or an ice cube with a craft stick handle. Your child can make letters, words, and pictures by moving the ice cube along a paved surface. Then, she can watch as her writing dries and disappears.
  3. Sticks and Stones. Give your child a stick, and the beach or sandbox suddenly becomes a huge writing pad! She'll enjoy drawing and writing in the sand or earth with sticks or stones — and erasing her work before starting all over again. 


Writing Activities
Alphabet Recognition
Age 5
Age 4
Age 3
Early Writing
Arts and Crafts