I am always looking for creative ways to make printing practice fun for kids. I truly believe it is a skill that needs to be taught and practiced, so whenever I can I try to change it up so that it is not just paper and pencil tasks. The kids tend to be more engaged and practice longer when it is not with a pencil. My printing bags are used for just this purpose and my students love to use them. Not to mention they are super easy to make.
Materials you will need:
- Resealable bag (I used Ziplock brand)
- Strong Packing tape or Duct tape
- Paint or hair gel
- Q-tips (optional)
I use these bags all the time with my class, especially during guided reading sessions or center activities. It's something I can pull out quick and the kids love them. We use them to practice pre-printing shapes, letters, sight words, spelling words you name it!
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