Writing centers are something that I first created for my kids years and years and years ago.
Though the format has changed slightly (we no longer use the hot pink shower caddy), my kids still have nearly all of their writing supplies close at hand all. The. Time.
If we want our kids to write, my friends, we need to make it easy. Especially for those guys who reluctantly write and will give us any excuse not to put a pen to the paper.
Everything should be together so that whenever we say:
- Hey Owen, will you make a quick list for me?
- Will someone please walk through the house and write down the chores that need to be done?
- Nana isn’t feeling well. Can someone please write her a quick note?
- Who wants a playdate? Write your buddy a note and invite him or her over to play!
- Write down three movies you want to see this summer, and we’ll pick one out of a hat for this rainy day!
. . . kids are quick to jump at the chance to do the job!
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Want a few more early literacy or alphabet activities? Check out:
- backyard alphabet hunt
- homemade alphabet book
- leafy letter learning
- ABC hunt
- on the road ABC hunt
- lowercase ABC hunt
- build your own bingo: uppercase and lowercase match
- ABC cards and clothespin match
- alphabet letter splash
- alphabingo (play with lowercase letters)
- alphabet letter lids
- leafy outdoor alphabet hunt
- build your own board game
- clothespin letter match
- 10 fun ways to learn the alphabet
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