While you can do everything from the Hokey Pokey (to reinforce left and right) to tracing words as you read, here are some really fun suggestions to practice directionality and pre-writing skills.
Squishy Sensory Bags from Learning4kids
All you need to make these awesome sensory bags is re-sealable storage bags, flour, water, and food coloring. Kids can use their finger to draw shapes, lines, and letters on the bag.
Cotton Swab Painting by Lessons Learnt Journal
This is a fun activity to help kids work on their fine motor skills and get the hang of the all-important pencil grip. For free printable worksheets to use with cotton swabs, click here.
Glitter Glue Lines by Growing Hands-On Kids
Pre-writing lines are important building blocks for any preschooler to master before learning letter formations.