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Preschool Writing Activities: Which Letter is Missing?

I love this preschool activity because it kills two birds with one stone. My son gets to practice spelling and writing his letters at the same time.

You can do it on a whiteboard, paper, a chalkboard, whatever. We use this little whiteboard activity center because we can curl up on the couch and pass it back and forth.

I start by writing his name with one letter missing. He figures out which letter I “forgot” and then fills in the blank. After using his name a few times, I move on to other easy words like mom, dad, dog, etc.

The activity itself is pretty simple, but it is actually quite a challenge for a preschooler. Writing letters is so much harder than you might think and we try to practice as much as we can.