For some children, writing is challenging because their fine motor skills need further development. Using Legos, finishing mazes, and using scissors are fun and easy ways to build dexterity.
Kids love to play with toys from familiar books and films, but some are really expensive! You can create your own with apps like Papercraft. Download and print 2D images that kids can cut out and paste together to make 3D shapes.
This app even works from a tablet or phone if you have a wireless printer. Let your kids try to follow all the steps themselves. They'll become more familiar with 21st century technology.
The game MineCraft is very popular today but the figurines kids can play with cost up to $25! Use Papercraft to design and create your own. You may have to help with some of the cutting and gluing, but encourage children to do most of the work. When they see their products they will be so proud! And, they will be developing strength in their hands to be able to tackle writing assignments later.