Sometimes pen and paper make it hard for children to stay focused. Using creative ideas can help kids learn to practice their letters in a fun and more creative way. Using different mediums such as shells or sticks in the sand can help kids find this activity fun and entertaining. Using sand also helps kids remember to start their letters at the top. A trick to this is to have kids push the sand with a stick which is harder to do and then pull the sand with the stick which is easier to do. You can try doing shapes lines or letters which are all good for pre printing skills.