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  • How many things can you find in your living room beginning with ‘l’? Write them down or draw a list with pictures.
  • When we choose what to watch on TV we have to read the words, can you find your favourite TV show by searching for it on the TV guide? You will need to know what sound it begins with.
  • Think of your favourite thing to watch on TV and draw a picture of it with some labels.
  • Write some simple instructions for your favourite family board game or video game.

Don't worry...


Don’t forget grown-ups, your child might not be ready to write in full sentences yet. This is something that children build up to all year and eventually feel confident to do after lots of support and embedded phonics knowledge. They may be working on writing smaller captions, simple words or just writing individual sounds that they can hear. Don’t worry if your children do not want to write! This is completely normal. Children in EYFS often need to build up lots of confidence to be able to tackle writing tasks and they also like to feel like they are writing for a real purpose. Try these creative ways of mark making to inject a little bit of fun into writing practise at home…


  • Writing with different resources – chalks, glitter pens, felt tips, highlighters, paint, water
  • Writing on different materials – concrete, post it notes, “special” note books, address books, diaries, cards, cling film, foil, chalk boards, white boards, cardboard boxes
  • Writing for a purpose – shopping/any kind of lists, recipes, instructions, speech bubbles, signs, letters to friends and family


Other things that will help your child to become a confident writer:

  • Telling stories and being read to
  • Any activities that use their imagination, eventually they will need this imagination to think of things that they want to write about!
  • Being able to sequence a story
  • Any activities that use their hands to strengthen their muscles to hold a pencil