Kindergarten Handwriting Practice Worksheets…make it simple!
Kindergarten handwriting practice worksheets and sentence mechanics resources rolled into one! I am tired! Are you tired? With 6,000 things pulling at you at this time of the year, it is nice to have something simple!
On most mornings, my class completes a printable handwriting worksheet as their morning work. They. Are. Simple! I don’t know about you, but I need simple right now. My ABSOLUTELY least favorite subject to teach is handwriting. So these daily handwriting practice worksheets are perfect for my kindergarten students. You will find free printable worksheets towards the bottom of this blog post.
Let’s talk about all of the skills students are practicing with these classroom activities.
Beginning of the school year
As we start our year off, students are working on a few basic skills with these fun activities. Necessary skills such as:
- pencil grip
- concepts about print (left to right orientation)
- concepts about print (the words are right side up!)
- proper letter formation with the tracing option
- fine motor skills (cut and paste)
- creativity! Each student draws a picture to go with the sentence
Even though they are simple, I love how the students make these extra practice handwriting worksheets their own.
Fall kindergarten handwriting
As fall approaches, we change these practice pages from a tracing activity to a writing activity. At this point of the year, students have received explicit instruction on how to form lowercase letters and uppercase letters. Now they need a practice page where they can think about the path of motion for each letter of the alphabet.
With this version of the Read, Trace, Glue, and Draw worksheets, early elementary students are practicing:
- Starting each sentence with capital letters
- proper spacing
- legible handwriting
- creativity (yes, they continue to put their spin on each page)
As I mentioned, at the beginning of kindergarten, these handwriting practice pages start with a trace option. Then we move as quickly as I can into the “write” portion.
This also serves as a great tool to determine which students may need one-on-one practice for specific letters or line spacing.
I want students to be thinking about the path of motion as they write. With the trace option, students are not thinking about spaces or capital letters when they are just tracing lines.
We also love reinforcing some of the learning we are doing in other subject areas.
Frequently asked questions:
Q: Can these be used with older kids?
A: Yes! These work really well as an intervention for students who are still developing their print handwriting.
Q: Do you read the sentences for the students?
A: At the beginning of the year, I did read the sentences. As the school year progressed, students became more independent as they learned more high frequency words.
Q: Do you have these as cursive worksheets or in D’nealian handwriting?
A: No, I am sorry. I do not have cursive handwriting worksheets or D’nealian practice pages.
You can see all of my kindergarten handwriting practice pages by clicking:
You can also find them in the link above as individual themes.
Want to learn more about how I teach handwriting?
You can read the blog post below to learn more:
- Why Teaching Handwriting is Still Important
- Fun b and d Reversal Strategies Ideas for Letters (FREE FILE)
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