Do you struggle to find the time to teach handwriting? Do your students bemoan drill-and-practice handwriting worksheets? If so, I have great news … Handwriting Heroes expedites handwriting instruction and makes it interactive, fun, and easy to implement! Your students will love the multisensory activities, including animations, stories, action words, and songs, and you'll love how quickly they become writers!
Letters are sorted into five groups based on their first stroke and each letter has a whimsical story that explains WHY it is formed the way it is.
This ENDLESS bundle
includes all the Handwriting Heroes printables made to date, and will grow as new products are made. You will be able to download ALL the new products at no additional cost!
All the following materials are included
Handwriting Heroes Workbook
The workbook includes a full-page poster illustrating all five letter groups, a guide for proper positioning, a teacher’s guide, lyrics for the five group songs, 26 individual lowercase letter worksheets, five summary worksheets, one review worksheet, action word summary sheet and a certificate of completion!
Handwriting Heroes Activity Cards
Laminate the activity cards for endless exploration: spell out the words, form play dough letters, shape Wikistiks, place buttons, coins, or cheerios on top of the letter, trace the letter with a dry-erase marker or make rainbow letters.
Handwriting Heroes Font
Create worksheets and materials using the Handwriting Heroes font to model correct letter formation and line placement. Free for personal or commercial use, the Handwriting Heroes font uses a continuous stroke that minimizes the need to lift the pencil and reduces reversals.
Handwriting Heroes Paper
Lined paper provides students with key information on where to start and end their letters. As students develop a more refined pencil grasp, their letters get smaller in size. Use the “Line Picker” Assessment Tool to quickly assess which line width is right for each student.
Handwriting Heroes Wall Cards
26 colorful, full-page lower case letter letters to display in your classroom for easy reference.
Handwriting Heroes Letter Cards
Practice handwriting skills while playing word building games. This resource includes 32 double-sided letter cards, 4-word grids, 4 large letter boxes and 5 activity ideas
Handwriting Heroes Crowns
Choose from 3 different crown designs to celebrate your handwriting heroes for a job well done! Kids love wearing their crowns once they have mastered a letter group, or when they have demonstrated their best effort.
Handwriting Heroes Finger Puppets
This resource contains five adorable finger puppets to be used when finger tracing the Handwriting Heroes letters. Using large arm movements when air-writing or finger tracing involves multiple sensory receptors which facilitate kinesthetic learning.
Alphabet Writing Speed
Once students have completed the Handwriting Heroes letter groups, an excellent way to keep them motivated and to increase fluency is to chart their alphabet writing speed. This resource includes 9 graphs (one blank and 8 with descending time increments), as well as suggested speed guidelines for kindergarten through 3rd grade.
Get to know all 5 handwriting heroes with these interactive videos:
While the handwriting heroes may appear to be comical and carefree, they are in actual fact the product of over a decade of research and development. Take a look at these professional development videos for some theory behind the whimsy:
Teaching Handwriting: 5 Essential Practices
Teaching Handwriting: Don't forget your lines!
Click here to download the Handwriting Heroes app for your iPad.