Jingle bell pencil is a super simple idea that promotes fine motor skill practice and handwriting fun. Have the child string some jingle bells on to a pipe cleaner. Wrap the pipe cleaner and bells around the pencil. Start your musical writing!
If the child is distracted by the bells while handwriting (or if it will drive the teacher insane – haha), use the Jingle Bell Pencil to play warm up games. Move your Jingle Bell Pencil is different directions and see if the child can mimic your actions. Create musical patterns with the pencil – slow ringing, fast ringing, etc and see if the child can copy it. Air write the letters with the Jingle Bell Pencil. Get creative!
December Multisensory Handwriting Activities includes worksheets that require movement, tracing, copying, cutting and gluing all with a December theme. There are 10 worksheets in double lined format (Handwriting Without Tears style) or in dotted line format (Zaner-Bloser style). In addition, a scoring rubric is included to track progress regarding letter formation, spacing, copying and more. This download is great for push in therapy, therapy homework or consultation services in the classroom. The words included are bells, candles, candy cane, choir, elves, gingerbread, holly, lights, reindeer and Santa. Find out more information.