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Engaging Kindergarten Handwriting Practice Worksheets and Free Sample!

Free kindergarten handwriting practice worksheets and sentence writing! Looking for (simple!) ways to help your students work on their writing skills? Check out these kindergarten handwriting worksheets and sentence mechanics resources! FREE file too!

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
  • punctuation
  • 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.

Free kindergarten handwriting practice worksheets and sentence writing! Looking for (simple!) ways to help your students work on their writing skills? Check out these kindergarten handwriting worksheets and sentence mechanics resources! FREE file too!
AH! Plenty of space between these letters!

We also love reinforcing some of the learning we are doing in other subject areas.

Older students, such as first grade students, can write the sentence twice! First grade kids should have muscle memory and their print handwriting locked in, but we know that is not always the case. This is a great resource for those students!

With each repetition, the students improve.  Sometimes, we want to offer a way to differentiate.  Students who need more support may work on tracing longer than others. 

Hand strength takes time!

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:

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Deedee Wills

Deedee Wills

My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!

Hi, I'm DeedeE.

My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!
 

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3 Responses

  1. This post is so timely…my firsties were started to get slightly (understatement) antsy yesterday with all the changes in our schedule with holiday fun (& testing!). I was planning on pulling some themed activities that are engaging, yet meaningful that will help keep them on track. It's such a fun time of year, but it can actually be a little tough on our little ones, too! Thanks for the suggestions, Jen

  2. I LOVE these – I use them every morning. I especially like that they go along with our thematic units. My kinders get so excited when they can read them on their own. Ever thought of doing a fairy tale one?
    Thanks for all you do,
    Kelly Palazzo

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