The summer holiday handwriting pack is here!
Are you a parent of an 8 to 10 year who has made progress with their writing but you are concerned the good habits will slide away without regular progress?
Then my summer holiday handwriting challenge pack is the answer for you!
Designed to be completed during the school summer holidays these daily activities will help maintain and even improve your child’s handwriting.
Rest assured I’m not saying all the holiday has to be about handwriting but some of it can be.
What you will get…
- 20 DAYS of worksheets.
- Instantly downloadable pdf files.
- All handwriting activities will take between 15 to 20 minutes to do.
- Worksheets are grouped into blocks of 4 weeks.
- For 5 days of the week there is a specific handwriting skill to be practiced. Day 1 – Solving puzzles. Day 2 – Improving letter sizing. Day 3 – Improving letter joins. Day 4 – Writing words. Day 5 – Writing sentences.
- Every worksheet is different.
- There are no worksheets that will ask your child to repeat a letter over and over again (that is soooooooo boring)
- There are 65 pages of activities.
- Editable certificates in full colour or black and white.
- Access to this resource is for 2 months but you can download it and keep it forever.
What do others say about it?
We started this morning and Stuart was impressively engaged doing the colouring and mazes. Normally in the school holidays he’ll moan if there’s any suggestion of doing worksheets until this morning, after discussing why we were doing them and how long they would take, he sat at the table quite happily and got on with them. (Nicki, Mum of Stuart)
Handwriting worksheets with a difference
I appreciate convincing a child to do “extra” handwriting activities can be tricky especially during the holidays. With that in mind I have included complex maze puzzles that I’m sure some adults would find tricky to do. There are quizzes where they are allowed to write a few untruths. Crosswords and words searches that need completing.
There is even a scavenger hunt worksheet to do around your home where your child will be asked to measure certain household items. This is my way to get them to practice writing their numbers.
They are going to be asked to solve codes, create their own amusement park and guess the names of different phobias.
I created these with some of the savvy kids that I work with in mind. All the activities has been produced thinking about what will be of interest to them. I have based it around the one big question…would they consider leaving their valuable screen time to do this and still enjoy themselves?
When does it start?
This is the best bit. There is no start or end date.
Some students have 6 weeks holidays. Others have 8 weeks. Those in the UK usually start their holidays at the end of July yet others across the world go back to school in August. I have made this so that you can have 4 weeks worth of 5 days a week activities. Start and end when you wish. You can even have a break in-between if you choose.
The handwriting skills covered are
This is how I have divided up the week but you can do any of my worksheets on any day of the week in any order. I thought it was easier to think of doing the worksheets Monday to Friday with the weekend off.
How the learning can continue even during the holidays
At the beginning of every day there is specific advice linked to the 5 training elements mentioned above. This explains what to try and how to do it. At the end of every worksheet there is a chance to review how well this has been achieved. The review provides suggestions only – after all this should be a pressure free holiday time!
Frequently asked questions
When I was creating this activity pack I asked people would they like a 6 week programme. They said no, preferring 4 weeks which is why is it this length.
I have designed this pack to be activities that can be completed at any time. For ease of creation I thought of Monday to Friday for 4 weeks. It does not matter what day you do the activities on or what week you start with. You could even start with week 4, go to week 1, then 3 and 2. However the activities over the days do build up in skill level by ending with writing sentences.
- Like the idea but the timing is not right for you. Do not worry I intend to make more handwriting challenges for the Autumn term, Christmas holidays etc.
- Think you would prefer your child to have individual online lessons with myself check out this page.