To be honest...I don't think you have to work too hard to make cursive 'fun' for your students. This is my first year back in third after about a 10 year span of being in first and second. I forgot how excited they get to learn cursive! I spent the first semester carefully teaching them the proper strokes for each letter and learning words...now we are a full fledged cursive class! Part of that involves having my students receive a CURSIVE LICENSE. They ate this right up and were thrilled to earn it. I decided to make 2 ~ a large one for the wall to hang up like this:
Then I like to also make them smaller ones that I shrink down and laminate for them just like an I.D. ( on both they are required to sign and date too )
Now I also tell them that their licenses can be 'revoked' if they don't take care in writing neatly. I have a license little pack if you are interested - it's already done for you:
I hope you are able to use a cursive license in your classroom...your kids will love it!