These 18 shape tracing cards are a great way for your children to practice their prewriting skills and deepen their shape knowledge!
Learning about shapes and geometry are fundamental early math skills.
This can help children begin to understand what the different shapes look like and what properties they have.
And if your little ones are really enjoying practicing those writing skills, you can discover some more tracing activities here.
What Skills Can Your Little Ones Learn And Develop?
These 2D shape tracing flashcards are designed to help your children practice and develop some early skills, such as:
- Hand-eye coordination – to be able to understand what they are seeing and get their hands to go where they want them to go
- Hand and finger strength – the ability to be able to apply enough pressure to make marks on the page and hold the pencil firmly
- Hand dominance – developing and strengthening the skill of one of their hands
- Crossing the mid-line – this is the ability to cross the imaginary line running down the center of your body – it means they wont have to switch hands if they want to write on the other side of the page
- Pencil control – holding the pencil correctly to allow for a fluid range of movement
- Shape recognition – an important early geometry skill.
- Speech and language skills – If you make sure you are getting them to talk about the shapes. It’s a good chance to get them to describe what they can see. What shapes can you see? Do you know anything else that’s that shape?
How To Prepare The Shape Tracing Cards
First you’re going to want to download the flashcard pack by clicking on download button at the bottom of the page.
There’s a black and white and color pack to choose from.
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Then print it off.
There’s 18 cards included in each pack and they’ll need to be cut out and possibly laminated if you want to keep them or a while.
Then just grab some whiteboard markers and they’re good to go! Their goal is to stay as close to the lines as possible and try and say the shapes as they complete them!