Got little ones struggling with their handwriting? Why not make practicing fun with these free printable journaling pages for kids! (Plus learn how to easily bind the pages into a notepad.)
Both my hubby and I have atrocious handwriting. It’s not for lack of practice, I’m sure, since we both grew up in a time when the schools actually had handwriting as part of the curriculum.
Unfortunately, in our case, the apples don’t fall too far from the tree, and both our kids have very poor handwriting too. (Hubby and son are lefties, so I’m guessing that contributes a bit to their messy handwriting.)
I’ve tried to encourage my kid to practice more, but haven’t had a lot of success. When I heard about BIC’s FightForYourWrite mission to save handwriting, I was inspired to create a few fun printables to get my kids writing this summer (and enjoying it.)
To help make the handwriting practice seem less like practice and more fun, I created these printable pages for my kids and wanted to share them with you too!
I don’t like to use too much paper and ink, so I sized the printables to be mini-notebook size. (4.25 by 5.5, so you get 4 pages per piece of paper.)
Download the printables here. When printing, select “fit”.
You can take the pages to just about any printer for professional binding. (Or use this tool, which is on my christmas wish list…)
Another option is to just use a bit of glue and bind the notebook yourself. You won’t believe how easy it is!
Print as many pages as you want and cut the pages out around the dotted lines.
Arrange into the desired order.
Line the pages up, holding in place with a clothespin or binder clip.
Apply a generous amount of glue to the top of the pages. (really work the glue in there.)
Hold top of the pages in place with more clothes pins and let dry.
For a finishing touch, add a piece of decorative tape or glue a small strip of paper over the binding.
And you are done! How cute is that?
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About the Author
Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.