A cheap, plastic plate can be used as a mini-whiteboard for kids.
They're durable, easy to store and inexpensive.
And best of all, dry erase marker wipes right off!
Kids can practise their writing on them, wipe off what they've done, and then practise again.
Jamison suggests you give each child a little glove (raid the lost-and-found, she says), which they can use to wipe their mini-whiteboard clean.
She packages a plate, marker and glove in a Ziploc bag for each child.
One caution - she says that not all plastic plates are erasable. And she says you should never, ever bring a marker to a store, poke a hole in the packaging, and try the plate before you buy it. No, no.