After reading the book, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff, your kids will love practicing their pencil grip and writing strokes with this Mouse & Cookie Pre-Writing Activity.
Mouse & Cookie Pre-Writing Activity:
Before your pre-writers can learn how to form and write the letters, they need to practice using writing tools, pencil grip, and making basic writing strokes including straight lines, curved lines, zig-zags, and shapes. These pre-writing strokes are building blocks for letter formation. This writing activity is also a great way for kids to develop their fine motor skills, hand muscle strength, and more.
Getting Ready To Use The Mouse & Cookie Pre-Writing Activity:
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- 12 Pre-Writing Strips
What Else Is Needed:
- If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff
- White Card Stock or Copy Paper
- Laminator and Laminating Pouches
- Dry Erase Markers
- Dry Erase Pockets (optional)
To prepare this pre-writing activity, click on the pencil below to download and print the printables. I like to print my resources on white card stock, because it is more durable. But, you can use copy paper too. Next, laminate the pre-writing strips so your kids can use them over and over and cut them apart.
You can store the strips in a resealable bag with dry erase markers so this activity is easy to set-up or take with you on-the-go. If you don’t want to laminate the strips, you can also put the printables in dry erase pockets.
How To Use The Mouse & Cookie Pre-Writing Strips:
After reading the book If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numberoff, your kids can use this pre-writing activity to practice writing strokes. To begin, they will select a strip and then use a dry erase marker to trace the line from the mouse to the cookie. There is one strip for the different objects in the story: cookie, milk, straw, scissors, broom, paper, pen, tape, bed, mop, mirror, and refrigerator.
To differentiate this activity, your kids can use different size dry erase markers. Large markers are usually easier for pre-writers to use. You can also have your kids cover or slide along the lines with other manipulatives such as snap cubes, counting bears, or building blocks.
This Mouse & Cookie Pre-Writing Activity is a fun, hands-on way for pre-writers to work on writing strokes and pencil grip. Your kids will also be developing their fine motor skills, hand muscle strength, and much more!
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Click on the pencil below to download and print the pre-writing strip printables!