HANDWRITING PRACTICE CAN BE FRUSTRATING. Let’s make it fun! This is a set of 32 SILLY pictures. Use this pictures to encourage writing or speaking! This uses a variety of fun, motivating silly pictures (ie: raining popcorn, kids in space with stars, cutting grass with scissors, picking up a football with a clothespin).
•This also has a handwriting page where you can keep track of the sentences (up to 10 sentences on pages 5-6).
•You can also make this into a game. There is a handwriting page where you can keep track of points (on pages 3-4). You can have students earn points for various things such as 1 point for each:
•Letter that is sized correctly
•Space between words
•This is NOT marked on the cards but as separate cards you can give to students, IF you want points added up (page 8).
•There is also sentence starter / verb cards that students can use if they cannot come up with anything to write (page 7).
This is perfect for independent centers, full class, therapy, articulation, handwriting practice, and therapy groups.
This type of activity can support hand strength, visual scanning, visual perceptual skills, visual motor skills, age appropriate grasp, crossing midline, and fine motor skills.
This is perfect for RTI / MTSS / 504 / IEP as an intervention for hand strength. and handwriting. This could also be used in a center. This is also a perfect activity for occupational therapists OT, teachers, speech pathologists SLP, special education teachers SPED and other school professions while working on skills!
I am a school occupational therapist who has a doctorate in occupational therapy. I work closely with special education and general education staff adapting material. This is where I get my inspiration for this material. I have used my materials with a variety of children with different disabilities including learning disabilities, dyslexia, autism, sensory processing disorder, ADD, ADHD, visual impairments, deaf/hard of hearing, cerebral palsy, down syndrome and more.
DISCLAIMER: By using this, you agree that this activity is not intended to replace the advice of a physician or occupational therapist. Information provided should not be used for diagnostic or training purposes. Please speak with your physician or OT if you have questions. Stop any activity if you are unsure about a child’s reaction or ability.