In this blog post, we will share ten fun writing activities for kindergarteners at home that could help your child practice essential skills and stay motivated. With the right amount of support, encouragement, and guidance, they can master these creative activities quickly. So read on to learn more about these writing exercises for kindergarteners!
Writing Activities for Kindergarteners at Home
Writing is the ability to express thoughts and knowledge on paper. This skill is crucial and priceless. Maybe, the way a person writes or the imagination he manifests is somewhere associated/reflects the inner mind. Hence, developing writing skills is worthwhile.
Focusing on writing ability enables your child to learn phonetics and comprehensive skills. Thus develops communication skills.
Does your child feel it challenging to write? Or he hates those writing practices? Well, there’s nothing to worry about! Kindergarteners often find writing as a tedious activity.
Even grown-ups don’t like to write. But, for kindergarteners, it’s an essential part of learning. Without a formidable foundation, academic success is not achievable. So what to do? Well, here are ten fun writing activities for kindergarteners at home.
- Paint Your Name
Kids often love art and craft activities. As the name suggests, painting your name is creative and lets your child learn too. You could also add sight words as the kid progresses.
To start this activity, take a paper, and write the word using tape. Yes, a tape! And then, color the paper, peel off the tape.
Now, the page is colored, but the word isn’t. The kid may color it using crayons or Do-A-Dot Marker. It’s better to use colors with fewer chemicals and dermatologically tested ones, if possible.
- Make a Fancy Book
Kids love colors, diagrams, and pictures. You can make a perfect fancy activity book in which the kid follows the instructions to create lines, sketches, color the pictures, write words, copy and write the words, then color it, etc. You could also download tracing photographs of animals or objects from the internet.
The child needs to trace all the dots and complete the image. Secondly, he can even color it according to him and then write its correct name. By doing so, he is writing, practicing, and gaining control (developing motor skills).
The book can also include matches. Divide a page into two; the left side has images, and the right side has their names. It would be better if you jumble up both sides. The kid needs to match the entire table. This activity focuses on practice and control!
- Go Shopping Together
Wait a minute! This activity is not to test your patience. Well, it might sound troublesome, but you can profit from it. Why not ask them to make a shortlist of groceries, including their wishes (toys, chocolate, etc.)
They can also draw a picture of those things (if they can’t write). Taking them shopping allows them to see new words, colors, and things.
People often buy picture books that consist of an image with different objects marked with numbers. And, at the end of the page, there’s the solution to those numbers.
Example: Image of a classroom, duster marked as 1, bench as 2, doors as 7, fans as 3, etc. Teaching from a picture book is great, but taking the child on a real tour is excellent.
You could do the same thing in the store without worrying about people (as you are just showing the items to your kindergartener). So maybe there’s nothing to be embarrassed about.
- Write a Story
Kids are more creative in their kindergarten times. They usually enjoy doing creative activities. Encourage him to create a short story on his own.
Parents need to help them, and the assistance may vary from child to child. If the child cannot write the story or frame it, you could listen to it. And then help them write it down.
To help them, design a book with bright colors, tracing words, images to paint, or add your illustrative ideas. Your child will love to see his story in a book with pictures.
I know, the majority of the job would be for the parents but it’s alright. This activity encourages them to express their thoughts and gives you an image of their subconscious mind.
- Match The Following
A Match is an old-school approach every student knows. Here for kindergarteners, you can create cards with different words and their meaning or their image. Now, place those cards and ask the kid to match them appropriately.
- Fill the Blanks
Take your child’s favorite storybook. Now, create a short paragraph with blanks. Now, recite the story to the child and then let him attempt the blanks. Blanks here should be words he knows or sight words. Suppose, “____ upon a time,” and you give him three options; Once, Twice, and ago. Now, the child needs to select the most appropriate word.
Even if he doesn’t select the correct word, he has seen one more word today. And, ask him to write the answer. You can give him a paragraph with 5 to 10 words.
This activity also helps your child to understand basic grammar, at least plural and singular. Slowly, he will be able to identify where to apply singular and plural.
- Write Message
You can use a message board for this. You can leave notes for your kid and ask him to write back their answer on the board. Or you can also use the same playing hunt game.
You may hide objects at different places in your home and give the child a clue note. When he finds the first object, he needs to write down the name of the object.
Then read the second clue and find the second object. You can make 4 to 5 notes initially and increase if the child shows decent interest.
- Roll the Dice and Write
In this activity, you will need paper, a marker, and a few images. Now, make a table/matrix of 2×3 (total six cells).
Now, give a number to each cell (you can shuffle it) and paste an image in each cell. Now, ask the child to roll the dice, and whatever number comes, he needs to write down the object name.
Suppose: Cell 1 is Bat, 2 is Orange, 4 is Apple, 6 is Car. You roll the dice, and the outcome is “4”, and the kid writes “Apple.” That’s all!
- Build New Words
For this activity, you will need color paper, a pen/marker, and scissors. Just take two to three cutouts of each alphabet and place them in a shuffled manner. Now, give your child ten words to assemble from the cutouts.
You directly, but he might try to form new words after doing this activity and learn new words (at the same time). Maybe those words won’t be meaningful, but at least he will find them attractive. And, assuming and creating is the first step towards learning!
- Poems, Stories, and Envelopes
It is an old-fashioned way of learning. You teach the child rhymes, poems and recite stories. And, the child is asked to write whatever he remembers. Or poem is given with blanks, and the kid fills it.
Additionally, you can add envelopes. Suppose your kid’s birthday is coming. Let him write his birthday invitation? People often do this and even compare envelopes of different years. You can also encourage your child to write envelopes on various occasions!