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Monday, August 8, 2011

Sky Writing (a.k.a. Invisible Writing)

Having children write in the air is a great way to practice strokes (lines, circles, slants, pushes), shapes, letters, and numerals.  You can have them extend one arm and stick out their index finger and middle finger.  The teacher demonstrates as the children follow along. 
Note!  If you are facing the children you will need to reverse your movements.

Children will also enjoy using a writing wand.  Tape several strips of colored tissue paper (1 ½ “ x 18”) to a paint stick or jumbo craft stick.  Children model the movements that the teacher makes in the air.