Writing on sand paper, pressing paint in a plastic bag, spreading shaving cream and practicing with flashlights are some great ideas for teaching handwriting. These things make the handwriting lessons more enjoyable for children.
When using sand paper, the teacher or parent places a sheet of paper on top of the sandpaper and instructs the child to write on it with a crayon. Writing on the rough surface produces a different texture on the resulting letters. Another fun activity is placing paint in a plastic zipper bag and using a Q-tip to write letters and words. The child can wipe the surface and write messages again and again.
The shaving cream exercise involves the adult spreading the shaving cream on a table and allowing the kids to write in it with their fingers. They can also practice writing by using flashlights to trace words on the wall.