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There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly Pre-Writing Activity

Are you looking for a fun pre-writing activity for your kids? After reading the book There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly by Lucille Colandro, your pre-writers will have fun practicing writing strokes with this There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly Pre-Writing Activity.

 

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly Pre-Writing Activity

 

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly 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 There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly Pre-Writing Activity:

What’s Included:

  • 8 Pre-Writing Strips

 

What Else Is Needed:

  • There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly Book by Lucille Colandro
  • White Card Stock or Copy Paper
  • Laminator and Laminating Pouches
  • Scissors
  • 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. 

 

Fine Motor Skills

 

How To Use The There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly Pre-Writing Activity:

After reading the book There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly by Lucille Colandro, 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 old lady to the animal. There is one strip for every animal in the story: fly, spider, bird, cat, dog, goat, cow, and horse.

 

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. 

 

Pre-Writing Skills

 

This There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly 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! 

 

Pin It For Later:

Do you want to save this pre-writing activity for later? Pin this to your writing board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!

 

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly Pre-Writing Activity

 

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Download The Freebie:

Click on the pencil below to download and print the pre-writing strip printables!

Susana

Monday 22nd of March 2021

adorable kids will love it