What can you make with these circles?


Fun invitations to pick up a pencil and start drawing are a great way to encourage beginner writers. Pose a simple question and see how the children respond.

preschool literacy ideas easel

An easel (or sheet of paper fastened on a wall) provides an upright surface which helps children position their hand and wrist well. And a pot full of interesting pens and pencils is so tempting!

preschool literacy ideas pencil grip
Let them create their own pictures and then add a letter or word underneath.

Fun literacy ideas to try at home

Set up a creation station

Make a zigzag book

Send a postcard to a friend

Write a garden journal

Use the force: try some Star Wars literacy


Come and take a look at my new e-book The Garden Classroom with has ideas for outdoor play, art, craft, math, science and more.



  1. says

    I love this idea! It’s kind of like the next step to the “add arms, legs, and hair to smiley face” game I shared today that Lily loves to play =)

  2. says

    Love the idea of the circles. I’ve also cut holes out of paper for the painting easel to see what the children create with that. Has some interesting results.

    • Cathy @ NurtureStore says

      Oh I like the idea of cutting the holes out Mrs. West. I’ll have to try that this week.

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