I’m always on the lookout for fun ideas for practicing writing especially practicing handwriting or high frequency words. We have often used sand to write in and that is fun – but there is one thing which is better – glitter. Ok it’s messy. Very messy! The glitter will not stay in the tray, but it’s so much more fun than just writing out spelling words, or using a pencil to practice handwriting. Anyway all you need is a shallow tray, we just used an old painting tray. The lid of a plastic box or a wide plate would also work. Add lots of glitter. We also used star-shaped post it notes and a whiteboard and pen, but these aren’t necessary.
We started by writing the words onto a whiteboard.
Then matched them to the ones on star-shaped post its.
Then write the words in the glitter.
You can just use a finger but we thought a fairy wand was even better.
Finally the magic. Just shake the glitter and the words disappear.