Paint Bag Writing Tablet - Put some finger paint or tempera paint into a sturdy freezer ziploc bag. Seal it well and smoosh the paint around the entire bag. Children can practice writing letters or sight words.
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!
Name Puzzles. Do each kid's name in a different color and keep 5 or 6 names in an envelope. (This would be good for kids learning the names of the other kids in their reading group). Can also add a picture to it. OR can use for weekly spelling words