Highlighters and bright markers are a great handwriting tool!

Comes included in MissMancy’s Handwriting Starter Kit. Available for purchase on this site.

I use them often and many different ways:

  • Write a word or letter with highlighter and ask ur child to trace with a pencil. Or make a highlighted dot where u want ur child to start his letters


  • For children who have difficulty staying in the lines, highlight the lined paper and say:  “Stay in the yellow lines!”
  • Always make highlighted boxes to delineate where you want your child to write. This gives them a frame within which they can write (otherwise kids tend to make letters all over the place and different sizes!!!)

  • Highlight area to cut and say Stay on the yellow road!


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13 Responses to “The Brilliance of Highlighters”

  1. Jennifer Monroe says:

    Love the idea of using a highlighter to makes letters then having the children trace them! I never would have thought of that!! Thanks :)

  2. Melinda says:

    You can also write a letter with a blue highlighter then let the child trace it with a yellow highlighter.. It magically turns the letter green!

  3. Heather Tricoli says:

    I love this idea! Am so going to use it in my classroom but wish i had heard about it sooner.

    • admin says:

      Enjoy! I love highlighters! Light colored markers are also great especially when the kids get bored of the same yellow!

  4. Becca says:

    thank u thank u! U have no ideal how this has helped me out tonight …..was trying to figure out what would help for my struggling students

  5. Karen Minnis says:

    This is awesome. I’ve been keeping 5 of my 15 grandchildren for the last 3 years. Now 3 of the 5 are in 1st grade, K5 and K4, and I have a 4yo and 2 yo still with me. The 2 yo loves tracing the highlighted letters, especially with another highlighter. I wish I had known about all the helping tools available when I first started keeping my sweet babies. I found this on Pinterest and I’m reading lots of your older posts as well.

  6. Heather says:

    I just wanted to say THANK YOU!!!!! Using a highlighter and then tracing over it changed everything for the better during school time! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! My daughter has had the worst time with handwriting and we have tried several programs and the only thing she seems to enjoy is the “Highlighter Method” :-)

  7. Laura Cyborski says:

    What happened to your Shop?


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