DIY Handwriting Toolkit

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Last week I shared a simple DIY Fine Motor Toolkit idea. The original idea I saw was a handwriting toolkit that had been put together as a raffle at my state's Occupational Therapy Association conference. So today I am sharing my spin on the DIY handwriting toolkit.

Collage graphic with two pictures of a plastic tiered container that contains a variety of handwriting tools. The words DIY Handwriting Toolkit are across the bottom right corner.

I really wish I had thought of these ideas when I was working in the school system. It would have been so easy to keep everything in one spot and have it when I needed it.

You will probably need a larger container than the one I used for the fine motor toolkit. I found a two-tiered snap container that my dad had given me so I used that. I also used a divider for the pencil grips in the top section. It is by Snapware – Snap and Stack Portable Organizer and just like this one below:

DIY Handwriting Toolkit Items

This is certainly not an exhaustive list, you could add different items you have on hand.


  • Muscle Mover cards from Fundanoodle (Uppercase cards and Lowercase cards)
  • I Can Build Letters Magnet sets (Uppercase magnets and Lowercase magnets – works with the dry erase magnet board perfectly!)
  • Pre-Writing Practice Line Printables

There are many more types of pencil grips or adaptive papers you could include (depending on the age of your child or students).

DIY Handwriting Toolkit, for therapists, teachers, and parents.

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I'm also excited to share that I am part of a resource called The Handwriting Book. It was written by 8 other pediatric therapists including myself and has everything you need to know about handwriting skills.

Picture of a book standing up with yellow pencils on it. The words The Handwriting Book are on the cover. Grey text included that says The Ultimate Guide to Handwriting written by pediatric therapists.


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Heather Greutman, COTA

Heather Greutman is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with experience in school-based OT services for preschool through high school. She uses her background to share child development tips, tools, and strategies for parents, educators, and therapists. She is the author of many ebooks including The Basics of Fine Motor Skills, and Basics of Pre-Writing Skills, and co-author of Sensory Processing Explained: A Handbook for Parents and Educators.

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