If you have a student who needs to push a pencil more (become more fluid with handwriting skills), you really should check out Games for Writing by the amazing Peggy Kaye. If you can't afford to buy it, try your library!
This game is super simple: Have your student make a list.
Yes. That's it.
The key is to make it a list that your student finds fun or funny. Elijah's first list was How to Drive Your Mom Crazy. He thought this was fantastic! You should've heard all the possible scenarios he was contemplating. For the first time in his life, he didn't ask how to spell every word! He didn't complain or give me that look (the I'm-surely-going-to-die-if-I-have-to-do-this look).
Here is the list of ways to make me madder than a hatter:
1. Take your clothes off.
2. Dump cereal all over the place.
3. Eat a hunk of brownies without asking.
4. Wake her up too early.
5. Take the cushions off the couch.
I made more list-making pages for Elijah. You can print them, too!
List Making Ideas (Handwriting Without Tears font)
List Making Ideas (Primary font)