Writing Cards {Printable}

Thursday, March 21, 2013

My son started Pre-Primary this year and the two main things the teachers are concentrating on at the moment are reading and writing.  He has reading and flash-card homework so the reading bit is covered but to help his writing along (and this is really mainly for when we are out and about not as an add-on to his nightly homework), I made him up some really simple writing cards. 
Notice the third hand creeping into the pic?  Little sis always has to get in on the action!
I used Victorian Modern Cursive, which is the font of choice by WA schools - not sure if it's Australia wide - because I wanted him to be practising exactly what he uses at his school.  I kept the phrases simple and asked him for some input on what he wanted to practise writing.  His first response was "Ben 10 rocks" (of course it was) and I expected his second response to be "My Mum is great" (of course it wasn't!).  I added it anyway.  I then printed and laminated the cards and have them held together with a curtain ring which I had in my sewing box.  The laminate lets him write and erase as often as he wants.
If you have little ones in Pre-Primary, or Kindy, and you would like them to have a little extra writing practise, feel free to download the writing cards.


  1. These are great!

    Would love for you to link it up at my new Empty Your Archive link party which is a chance to dust off great  posts from your archive - there is a special focus this week on reading - would really love to see you there, Alice @ Mums Make Lists x

  2. great idea!
    Some thing like this would also be great for journal prompts for my 8 year old who needs to focus on his story-telling!

  3. Hi Samone - welcome, and thanks so much for stopping by and commenting ... always makes a blogger's day! I won't be able to respond to your template requests while I'm away but will get onto it the minute I'm home! PS: I'm on FB too, if you want to play along that way!! ;)