I am a big fan of teaching children how to write in cursive—and all of the fun cursive writing crafts and activities that go along with it! Whether or not you use cursive later in life, there are so many benefits to teaching children how to write in cursive.
Did you know that writing in cursive can help with reading and spelling? Since the letters all flow into one another, it strengthens muscle memory on how words are spelled. This has been shown to help children learn to read easier and faster. Fascinating!
This is one of the many reasons why I decided to create a cursive writing program to complement How Wee Read, my learn-to-read program.
For each lesson in How Wee Read, you will find a corresponding lesson in How Wee Write in Cursive. Both programs work beautifully on their own, but together, they are a powerhouse! From rhyming to reading, squiggles to sentences, your little one will be reading and writing in no time.
And while you’re on this amazing journey, let’s also dive into some cursive writing crafts and activities!
Cursive Writing Crafts & Activities
Below are some fun cursive writing crafts and activities perfect for children who are learning how to write in cursive.
Symmetrical Cursive Name Art – We made some symmetrical name art using cursive writing, and I absolutely love how it turned out! This project gives your child the opportunity to write their name and trace it a couple of times to really become familiar with the shapes and flow.
Cursive Handwriting Name Art by This Reading Mama – This is such a fun cursive writing art! It will also help to strengthen your child’s fine motor skills as they make all of the colorful squiggles.
Cursive Doodle Art by Home Literacy Blueprint – This doodle art makes for a super cute bookmark! Write your name—or any word really—on a strip of paper and doodle all around and between the letters.
Cursive Writing Chromatography by Grade School Giggles – How cool is this one!? Write some letters using colored permanent markers, then spritz them with some rubbing alcohol to see the magic!
Teaching Cursive Writing Strokes with Watercolor Paint by Sweet Tea Classroom – A simple way to reinforce the various fluid shapes that make up cursive writing with watercolors.
DIY Sensory Cursive Letters by Rainy Day Mum – Add a touch of sensory learning to your cursive writing journey! Pun most definitely intended.
Cursive Letter Match by The OT Toolbox – Practice matching printed letters to their cursive counterparts AND strengthen those fine motor skills at the same time. Love it!
I hope you have found some inspiration for learning and crafting with cursive writing!
If you would like to give your little one more cursive writing practice—from mark making, to letter formation, to writing words and sentences—take a peek at How Wee Write in Cursive. It guides you through teaching your child how to write in cursive step-by-step, slowly building up their writing stamina and technique.
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Thank you so much for reading, sweet friend!