Learning to Write Letters and Numbers With Glow Sticks
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Preschool writing doesn’t have to always take place on paper with a pencil or crayon, right? Right! Here’s a fun and tactile way for learning how to write letters and numbers.
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We drew the letters and numbers on some cardstock paper. You can use any kind of paper and don’t worry if the exact size of your written letters and numbers matches the glow sticks. The writing is just a guide for them to follow.
Have your child break the glow sticks to make them glow, then place them on the paper to form the letter or number.
Take the packaging tape and secure the glow sticks to the paper.
Use the bracelet/necklace connectors to make rounded letters and numbers.
Then we turned out the lights.
At bedtime, he took them up to his room to enjoy before he fell asleep.
I encouraged him to touch the glowing letters and numbers to get a tactile sense of how each one is formed. Experiencing preschool writing with as many senses as possible, and with his whole little four-year-old body, was the goal of this activity. I couldn’t get a photo of this, but he was jumping over the letters/numbers and back while they glowed in the dark as well. It was a fun activity that I am sure we will do again and again.
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