• Human-Translated Fact Sheets and Video
  • Large Print
Category: Fine Motor Disabilities

Magnetic Letter and Spoons Handwriting Game

AbleData does not produce, distribute or sell any of the products listed on this website, but we provide you with information on how to contact manufacturers or distributors of these products. If you are interested in purchasing a product, you can find companies who sell it below.

The Magnetic Letter and Spoons Handwriting Game is a do it yourself activity designed for preschoolers and kindergarteners to work on letter identification and formation in handwriting. Preschoolers can use this activity to work on writing upper case letters and kindergarten-aged students can work on lower case letters with this activity. Extend this play to older kids by asking them to write words using the magnetic letters.

Technical Specifications: 

Step One: Gather materials.

  • A few magnetic metal spoons (some stainless steel spoons are magnetic and others are not depending on the processing the metal has undergone). Other utensils such as a ladle or serving spoon may be used. Or a magnetic wand may be used.
  • A set of magnetic letters.

Step Two: Fill a small bin or bowl with magnetic letters. A magnetic letter like Melissa & Dougmagnets worked, but they are just a bit too heavy to stick to the spoons. Sets of dollar store magnetic letters work well with metal spoons.

Step Three: The child begins to stir the letters with their spoons.

Step Four: The child pulls out their spoon one at a time and looks at the letter they grabbed and name it.

Step Five: The child practices writing the letter.


  • Extend the activity by having older kids write words using the letters. 
  • Children who are working on cursive letters can form the cursive or even upper case cursive version of the magnetic letter they pull from the bin. 
  • Have kids write the lower case letter of the magnetic letter.


Price Check
as of: 
Magnetic Letter and Spoons Handwriting Game

Sold By:

The OT Toolbox
The OT Toolbox The OT Toolbox is a website with ideas and tools for teachers, therapists, and parents.
Web Address: 

Driving Walking/Biking Public Transit  Get Directions