Handwriting Practice is important to help with speed and legibility! These Thanksgiving Writing Activities have 3 different levels of difficulty focusing on letter formation, letter size, and line placement. Perfect for kindergarteners to first grade!
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First, we’re going to look at the Fine Motor Warm-up Activity. Next, we will discuss the different levels of difficulty in these handwriting worksheets. Finally, we will look at MORE FREE Thanksgiving Activities!
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FIRST, LET’S LOOK AT THE FINE MOTOR WARM-UP!
The Fine Motor Warm-up Includes a picture/word matching activity. With this activity, you have several options! For example:
- Pencil control by tracing on lines with a writing utensil
- Place Wikki Stix on the lines while working on finger strength and coordination
- Squeeze glue along the lines. Then place yarn/string on the glue working on hand strength and coordination
- Place cork board under the printable. Have the child poke holes along the lines with thumbtacks working on finger strength, coordination, and a tripod grasp. You may need to double up the cork board if you are placing them on a table.
- Peel and place small stickers along the lines to work on finger strength and coordination
NEXT, LET’S EXPLORE THE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF DIFFICULTY in these THANKSGIVING WRITING ACTIVITIES!
As children learn to form letters, they also begin working on letter size and placing their letters on the lines. Most certainly, visual boundaries can help as they practice handwriting at both the word and the sentence level! For instance, here are the different levels included in this pack:
Level 1 of Handwriting Activities = Boxed Boundaries:
- Boxed boundaries at the word level: Children can trace the 4 Thanksgiving words. Then they can copy the words while practicing letter formation and staying inside the boxed boundaries. Finally, a cut and paste activity is included to help with cutting skills!
- Boxed boundaries at the sentence level: The same idea as above, only a 4 word sentence is copied in boxed boundaries. On page 7, two Turkey cutting Shapes are provided. Kiddos can cut and place one of the turkeys on the right hand side of this worksheet. Another option would be to draw and color their own turkey instead of cutting!
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LEVEL 2 of the Thanksgiving Writing Activities = 3 Lined Paper:
- 3 Lined Paper at the word level: 3 lined paper is the next level of difficulty as children try to keep their tall letters tall and short letters short. This handwriting worksheet has 4 thanksgiving words. The child copies these words on the adapted 3 lined paper with colored spaces. The visual boundaries assist the child visually to see where to place the letters. A cut and paste activity is provided on this handwriting worksheet as well!
- 3 Lined Paper at the sentence level: Same idea as above only the child copies a 4 word sentence on the adapted 3 lined paper. A turkey on page 7 can be cut and pasted on the right hand side of this printable. Drawing and coloring a turkey instead of cutting is another option!
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LEVEL 3 of the Thanksgiving Handwriting Worksheets = Sentence Building:
- The last and most difficult level is building a sentence. The child cuts out the 4 words staying on the dotted lines. Then, sequences the words to form a sentence by glueing them on the rectangles. Next, your child writes the sentence on the adapted 3-lined paper. Finally, have your child cut and paste a turkey from page 7 on the right hand side of the page. Once again, you could also have the child draw and color a turkey instead of cutting!
WHEW!! This MINI 7 Page Thanksgiving Writing Activities Pack addresses a lot of skills!
Scroll through the Thanksgiving handwriting practice sheets below:
Lastly, here are some MORE FREE Thanksgiving Activities Available to you!
GROSS MOTOR ACTIVITIES: FREE Thanksgiving Gross Motor Movement Poem where kiddos pretend to be a PILGRIM while imitating 10 motor movements!
FINE MOTOR ACTIVITIES: FREE 10 Page THANKSGIVING FINE MOTOR PRINTABLE PACK!
CUTTING ACTIVITIES: FREE 20 Page THANKSGIVING CUTTING PRINTABLE PACK!
WRITING ACTIVITIES: FREE 32 Page THANKSGIVING WRITING PRINTABLE PACK!
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