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Fun Resources for Summer Handwriting Practice

During the school year, your child spent time each week learning how to write legibly. Now that the school year is over, you may wonder how to encourage writing through the summer months, so your child's skills stay sharp.  

Here are some fun, free handwriting practice activities he or she can complete at home with paper, pencil, and a few common household items.

Handwriting Tips Videos

These short, animated videos feature handwriting tips appropriate for your child’s grade level.

Grades K–2

Grades 3 & Up

Create Your Own Worksheets

Give your child practice where he or she needs it most and create your own worksheets. The free version of the ZB FontsOnline PlusTM application includes templates with age-appropriate gridlines and Zaner-Bloser’s manuscript and cursive alphabets.
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Fine and Gross Motor Skill Development Activities

Strengthen the motor skills that lead to improved handwriting with these effective activities developed by leading occupational therapists. Learn more

Summer Handwriting Ideas From A to Z

Here’s a handy list of fun and useful ideas, from A to Z, that will keep your child writing and building fine motor skills all summer long. Download these fun activities suitable for any age.

Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Stroke Descriptions

Reinforce the way your child learned to write letters and numerals during the school year with these easy-to-remember stroke descriptions. Take your child step-by-step through proper formation by having him or her form the letter as you say the stroke description aloud.

Grades K–2

Grades 3 & Up

The Keys to Legibility

The Four Keys to Legibility—Shape, Size, Spacing, and Slant—are essential to legible handwriting. As children practice, evaluate, and improve their handwriting, they realize the value of self-evaluation in all of their written work. Download these kid-friendly guidelines for your child to use to self-evaluate his or his handwriting for continual improvement.

Grades K–2

Grades 3–4

Grades 5 & Up

Alphabet Model Printables

These handy manuscript and cursive alphabet printable cards are perfect for children to use as a reference when practicing at home.

Grades K–2

Grades 3 & Up

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