Lego learning games - exploring Lego and play dough. This is a great activity for sensory play, imaginative play, letter recognition and sight words. (*idea- use long thin legos as "big lines" & short thin legos as "little lines" to make HWOT letters
literacy center sight word activities- put the sand in a pencil box for easy upkeep and clean up! NOTE: this only works with a thin layer of sand. If you put too much the writing doesn't show up. It went over okay with my kids, not their favorite
Q-Tip Letter Painting (Preschool, Kindergarten Activity)--great for teaching pencil grip, fine motor skill practice & letter formation. Makes writing letters more than just practice--make it an art project!
handwriting practice as part of centers: laminate a set of handwriting worksheets & place in a binder with expo marker/eraser. Awesome idea considering most kids have HORRIBLE handwriting and don't know cursive!