Handwriting is a skill that a lot of kids have trouble with. I have been looking into ways to help my kids handwriting be more legible. Here are 50+ resources for improving handwriting that I have found.
Resources for Improving Handwriting
First we are going to look at their pencil grip. Since I hurt my thumb a few years ago, I cannot hold a pencil correctly, so I have had to change my pencil grip to suit. Our boys have never held their pencils correctly, they think the ‘correct’ way is too hard, so this is the first thing we are going to look at.
Then we are going to practice some pencil control activities, before moving onto handwriting practice. I know our boys don’t like writing, so this is going to make them a little unhappy, but hopefully they will have better handwriting at the end.
I have also added some links to left handed writing for those who have left handers and some links for cursive writing.
I hope you enjoy this list of 50+ Resources for Improving Handwriting.
Tips for Correct Pencil Grip | This Reading Mama
How to Teach Kids to Hold a Pencil | Blessed Mom
Pencil Grasp Gripping Guide | Occupational Therapy for Children
Correct Pencil Grip | I Can Teach My Child
Pencil Grasp for Development | Writing with Golden Reflections Blog
Pencil Grip Correction with a Pom Pom | 1+1+1=1
When to Fix Pencil Grips | The Anonymous OT
Printing Readiness Worksheets | Donna Young
Preschool Handwriting Sheets | True Aim Education
Handwriting | Pre-k Pages
Pencil Control For Early Learners | Powerful Mothering
Free Handwriting Sheets for Preschoolers | Create Craft Love
Activities to Improve Handwriting | The Joys of Boys
Handwriting without Tears | Mama OT
15 Ways to Encourage Letter Formation | Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
Fun Pre Writing Activities | Our Little House in the Country
Teaching Handwriting in your Homeschool:Preschool Edition | Golden Reflections Blog
55 Ways to make Handwriting Fun | Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
Free Handwriting Pages | The Measured Mom
Handwriting Practice Pages | This Reading Mama
Handwriting Worksheets | Donna Young
6 Ways to Encourage Writing In Preschool | Teach Preschool
Handwriting Number Mats | Simple Living. Creative Learning ($)
Clever Classroom Trick for Learning to write between the Lines | Learn with Play at Home
Handwriting Practice for Kids | What do we do all day
Handwriting Book ~ Colours | Simple Living. Creative Learning
Free Printable Bible Verses – Handwriting Practice | She Saved
Alphabet Pack with Handwriting Practice | Simple Living. Creative Learning ($)
Handwriting Book ~ Alphabet | Simple Living. Creative Learning ($)
Handwriting Book ~ Numbers | Simple Living. Creative Learning ($)
Writing Practice ABC Dice | 3 Dinosaurs
Ocean Themed Alphabet Worksheets | Simple Living. Creative Learning
Fun Letter Games with Salt with Learn | Play at Home
Letter of the Week Printables | Simple Living. Creative Learning.
Alphabet Tracing Cards | Simple Living. Creative Learning
Teaching Handwriting in your Homeschool: Elementary Edition | Golden Reflections Blog
Handwriting Alphabet Mats | Simple Living. Creative Learning ($)
Handwriting Practice | Mama Smiles
Handwriting Posters | Simple Living. Creative Learning
Fine Motor Bundle for Improving Handwriting | Simple Living. Creative Learning ($)
Ice Cream Themed Alphabet Worksheets | Simple Living. Creative Learning
Ocean Themed Alphabet Cards | Simple Living. Creative Learning.
No-Prep Uppercase Alphabet Worksheets | Simple Living. Creative Learning ($)
No-Prep Lowercase Alphabet Worksheets | Simple Living. Creative Learning ($)
Letter Formation Guide for Left-Handed Children | Left-Handed Children
Left-Handed Friendly Practice | ABC Teach
Writing with the Left Hand | Shirley’s Preschool Activities
Teaching Left-Handers to Write | Handedness Research Institute
Tips for Teaching a Left-Handed Child | Education.com
Free Cursive Handwriting Worksheets | This Reading Mama
Tips for Teaching Cursive | Real Life at Home
Cursive Writing Unit | Free to Teach ($)
Cursive Handwriting | Mix Minder
A-Z Cursive Handwriting Sheets | AliMath ($)
Learning Cursive | The Squishable Baby
Teaching Cursive Strokes with Watercolour Paints | Sweet Tea Classroom
Cursive Writing: Teaching Kids to Write Beautifully | Symon Kimitei ($)
Handwriting – Teaching Cursive and Manuscript | A2Z Homeschooling
My daughter is just learning to write so I’ll have to pin this post for when she’s a bit older. Of course, my handwriting could use some work too! lol!
Yes, so could mine. I damaged my thumb a few years ago and now can not hold a pencil correctly which makes writing really hard.