I love teachpreschool.org and Deborah recently was on a news broadcast sharing about different pre writing and writing exercises. We tried two of them here with our little spin on it.
The boys pressed on it, patted it, and rubbed their hands on it.
After getting to know this little contraption. We begin to make letters with it by tracing out letters with our fingers on the bag.
Our oldest son made a T. He eventually wrote his name in the goo.
This is a great mess free idea that the boys really enjoyed for a long time. We made many letters and talked about the sounds they make,
For pre-writing fun our two year old made circles and lines in it too.
You can see Deborah’s video here for more great ideas: