25 Ways to Help the Zoom Generation Get Back to Paper and Pencil

After many, many months of online learning, teachers are finding that their students are having a hard time getting away from their keyboards and back to paper and pencil. But the importance of handwriting has long been documented. In addition to the beneficial effects on brain development, handwriting helps students build fine motor skills and dexterity and leads to greater engagement and retention.

So how do we reintegrate this valuable skill back into our students’ repertoire? By making it fun, of course. Here are 25 interesting, engaging activities to motivate your students to get back to doing things by hand.