It is often hard to get children to practice any type of writing or letter formation. These are two fun ways to encourage children to have a go at using their finger to form letters correctly.
When using shaving foam you can either use a tray or just spray it onto the table. Get the children to use their fingers to form different letters. This is a particularly messy and gooey activity, so it often attracts different children to those interested in the glitter. It is also great for just general mark making, so encourage children to do that too, if they are not keen to draw letters. Keep a can of shaving foam close to hand so you can keep re-spraying the table throughout the day.
For the glitter activity you need to cover a tray with glitter until you can’t see the bottom. I normally put it on a table with pictures of the letters you would like the children to practice around the edge. Encourage the children to form the letters in the glitter using their ‘magic finger’ (index finger). Children love to draw in glitter but be warned it goes everywhere!
What letter formation activities have worked well for you recently? Please share in the comments below…