What are early writing skills? They are the skills that help a child learn to write, including talking, listening, thinking, and reading. But it’s also building the fine motor skills needed to hold a pencil or pen, draw, and make straight and curvy lines. These worksheets give your preschooler practice building these important fine motor skills.
Going in circles!
In this early writing worksheet, your child will work on a valuable skill (drawing counterclockwise circles) that will aid in writing letters with curves such as Q, C, O and G.
Practicing curves in the water
Skill: Early writing practice
Imagine swimming dragons.
In this fun coloring worksheet, your child will connect the dots to create fluid, curvy lines — and finish the picture of these cute characters.
Practicing straight lines
Skill: Writing letters
The mouse ran up the clock, but in this early writing worksheet the pen will run down it!
Your child will get practice drawing vertical lines in a downward direction — by way of connecting the dots. This key skill is essential in forming letters.
Tracing a path
Cute animals — ready for coloring.
In this early writing worksheet, your child will color, trace, and draw — left to right — the winding curved path of a duck, a “mouse,” a snail, and a kitten.
Watch it go!
Skill: Left to right
Fly like a butterfly!
In this early left-to-right drawing worksheet, your child will “read,” trace, and then draw the curvy-lined paths of a butterfly, ball, monkey, and kite across the page.