SMMART READING: SUGAR LETTERS
Works every time...
What kiddo can resist dipping their finger into straight sugar for an instant reward after they correctly draw a letter (or word).
You may wish to reserve this activity as a postlude to a healthy meal.
Pour out just enough sugar to cover the bottom of a cake pan, or a cookie sheet. If you have a beginning letter writer, the cake pan is sufficient. If you wish to work on spelling words, then you need the room that a cookie sheet provides.
You can guide your child's finger in the correct letter formation first and then let him try it on his own.
After a while, the sugar gets a little sticky. We also use rice for this activity as a good substitute. (You can try flour, oats, split peas, lentils...) It also makes times that we use sugar a little more special.