I am always looking for ways to help my munchkins on writing. When I was student teaching, the kindergarten teacher had these COOL SPACEMEN word spacers to help the kids learn to space their word when they write.
You will need a clothes pin, white paint, sky blue paint, a red and black sharpie.
- Paint your clothes pin white.
- Let dry.
- Add a blue semi-circle for the helmet.
- Draw your clothes (follow my sample if you need help) using the sharpie.
- Repeat on the back side of the clothespin.
This serves as a little reminder that there are spaces between each word while your littles are writing. My 3rd grader just pins it to the top of his paper. My 1st graders use it while they are practicing writing.
To use, have the kiddling write their first word. Please the spaceman on their paper after the word and then start writing their next word. It puts a finger wide space in between each word on their papers until they can remember to SPACE!