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Primary School

Mark Making and Writing Information

Nursery information to support name writing and mark making.

Attached you will find some documents to help you support your child with developing their mark making skills. One document explains what the types of pencil grip look like and the other suggests ways that you can help your child to develop their pencil grip.

Mark making is a term used for the creation of different patterns, lines, textures and shapes. This may be on a piece of paper, on the floor, outside in the garden or on an object or surface

Providing your child with lots of different opportunities to make marks will help them to become more confident with using a variety of writing tools and styles. 

You can use a huge array of materials including:

  • Your hands!
  • Sponge
  • Foil, cling film, greaseproof paper
  • Feathers, leaves, sticks - anything from outside!
  • Felt 
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Cotton Wool
  • String 
  • Pens, Pencils, Crayons
  • Spatulas, Spoons, Forks, Whisks
  • Carrots, cucumber, potatoes
  • Toothbrushes

Please find a few of our favourite ideas in the pdf attached.