At dollar tree, we found a small dry erase board for a buck, with letters on one side and the other side blank. We bought some colorful dry erase markers and let the boys do their thing. They both taught themselves how to write this way.
If you're looking for something larger, dry erase boards can be pretty expensive but there is a simple way around this. At Home Depot, you can purchase either a marker board for $9.97, 2 ft. x 4 ft. and 3/16 in.thick or a thrifty white board for $12.97 that is 4’ x 8’ and 1/8” thick. Home Depot will also cut the sheet into smaller pieces for free. Much better than spending $150+ for a white board.
- Have your child pick out a fun, spunky pen.
- Get a whiteboard and colored markers.
- Fun things to write on are mirrors and windows with dry erase markers. Window crayons do the same thing, but are more difficult to clean up.
- Start a dream journal. You write right after you wake up and can illustrate too.
- Have a notebook and do one writing prompt per page/day. If you fill out every page beforehand then she can do them as she pleases. If you look up writing prompts on Reddit, you will find some interesting things.