These letter tracing worksheets are a great way for your children to practice their letter formation.
There’s all 26 letters included in the letter tracing pack, with both the upper and lower case letters for them to practice. The larger letters at the top give them a guide as to how they should form the letters and on each sheet there’s a picture of something that begins with that letter.
Tracing letters can be a great way for children who are just starting to take their first steps down the writing path. It’s easy to forget, but it takes an awful lot of practice to be able to write the letters freehand.
As these worksheets are guided, they give your little learners a chance to practice writing more independently. Building pencil control and hand strength alongside their growing confidence!
I’ve created a color pack as well as a black and white one for those who’d like to save a little ink (also nice for your little ones to color in the pictures).
You can discover some more fun tracing activities here.
What Skills Can Your Little Ones Learn And Develop?
These letter tracing sheets are designed to help your children practice and develop their writing 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
- 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 midline – to be able to write on both sides of the page without switching hands
- Letter recognition – being able to recognize the written form of the letter
- Letter formation – understanding what the letters look like and how to write them
- Pencil control – holding the pencil correctly to allow for a fluid range of movement
These are all vital fine motor skills that will enable them to become great writers in the future!
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How To Prepare These Letter Tracing Worksheets
First you’re going to want to download the letter tracing pages by clicking on the download box at the bottom of the page.
Then print them off!
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I’ve created a color and a black and white packs which can be downloaded separately.
That’s pretty much it for this one – just print them off, grab some pencils, pens or crayons and they’re good to go! Their goal is to trace over the letters as carefully as possible. If you went for the black and white worksheets, then when they’re done they can color in the pictures as well.
They may need some help at first, so maybe model how to do the first few and gently encourage them and if they find it a little tricky, but these worksheets are designed so that before too long, they’ll be able to complete them on their own!
If you want your children to be able to use these letter tracing worksheets again and again, then laminating them and using a white board pen would be a great idea (whiteboard pens are also a little chunkier so can be easier for them to hold). Practice makes perfect!