Mark making is any lines, shapes or patterns that children make with their hands or other part of their body. It is an important part of early writing.
In your home learning packs you will find some laminated sheets with backgrounds from our Jack and the Beanstalk story. These are great for mark-making on top of – for example, you could spread shaving foam over the top of the image and let your children make marks in the foam to reveal the image underneath.
You might challenge your child to write their name or some of the words from Jack and the Beanstalk, using the word bank in your home learning packs as a guide.
Here are some playdough songs which are an excellent pre writing activity to do with your child as it develops fine motor skills, coordination and muscle strength.
You can find different playdough recipes on our sensory page or a basic flour and water mixture would work for one use only.