Shaving Cream and the Letter V

Prewriting activities for preschool children below are a great way to build essential, foundational fine motor skills.


These skills will include hand strength, directional movement patterns, and effective hand position, which will then facilitate making lines, letters, and shapes.


All development comes in predictable stages. Before a child can write, he must have the prerequisite fine motor skills necessary to use his wrist and hands properly and effectively. For this activity, we used shaving cream, food coloring, and our fingers to trace the letter V, for valentine! Students initially combined the shaving cream with their food coloring, and then added this mixture to their trays. Using their fingers, they traced the letter V, going from up to down and left to right.

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