Below are my creative and easy to use articles on handwriting, from teaching the ABC's to helping kids who struggle with holding their pencil and getting those words onto the page.  I am a former OT in my pre-homeschooling days.

Small Muscle Games for Handwriting 
Make it FUN!

BJ's Frugal Guide to Handwriting
Free and Frugal Resources for Teaching Handwriting the easy way!  Your don't need to buy an expensive curriculum, like "Handwriting Without Tears".

9 Ways to a Mature Grasp - Games and Fun!
Get your kids to hold their pencil with a mature grasp, with these fun games!


Develop Hand Strength with Homeschool Clay Activities

Indoor Play Activities that Help with Handwriting

Helping Struggling Handwriters 
These are especially for those kids who struggle with holding their pencil and for those whose words end up all over the page.

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 Aids/Devices for Grasp 
Some kids do better with these simple aids.  But try the games and such first.


  1. What about handwriting for high school age/ adults? I don't enjoy offending my kids, but I feel I'm constantly trying to reinforce handwriting with them...

  2. Good question. Some of the ideas for activities to enhance a mature grasp can work with teens. Also, the clay activities are complex and may be of interest also. Otherwise, I would use their own words to create copywork. Let us know what works for you!

  3. Thanks for the great ideas because handwriting is so important to teach the kids about for their education.

  4. Handwriting ... so important to learn!


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