A while back I came across a really great idea for turning an old picture frame into a writing practice tool. All you do is put writing paper inside instead of a picture, offer your little one some dry erase markers and voila… they can write their little hearts out. (I think everything might be more fun with markers!)
I’ve been working on adding Halloween to the kids’ art area (more on that soon. EEK!) and decided our dry erase board could use a little spooky writing practice!
I used a few sheets from our Melissa Doug Storytelling Paper Pad. I love that they provide space for pictures and writing.
Making sure the kids had options of how to use these pages, I made each one a little different. I drew a picture on some (can you see I am a true artist ) leaving space for them to fill in the words. On others I wrote a sentence and left the picture blank. After playing with the dry erase board for a while, Little M requested a blank sheet. Brilliant! Now why didn’t I think of that?
I made sure to include a few of Little M’s sight words, as well as words I know Big M needs to practice. She drew and drew and…
then she started tracing the letters. BONUS! Writing practice I wasn’t even expecting.
Using a glass frame could be dangerous. Make sure your little one can carefully handle it and supervise closely.
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