The goal of this handwriting activity is to consciously notice and adjust the pressure applied with the pen. Discuss with the child the difference between very strong and very weak pressure and find out together the optimal pen pressure for writing. Improving control over the pressure contributes to writing that is more fluent, enhances the quality of the script, and reduces the stress on the hand and finger joints.
Colored pencils, coins, stickers, printed templates (see resources below).
Create art with coin or sticker rubbings! Just place your chosen item beneath the template's white area and use a pencil to gently rub over it. The pressure reveals the item's design on your paper, offering a neat way to capture and appreciate intricate details.
Get creative—can you discover other textured surfaces to imprint on the paper?