Football mad little ones will enjoy practising their pencil skills by following the lines towards the football - it's almost like practising their dribbling skills but not quite as energetic!
Handwriting Readiness Worksheets
Practicing pencil control on paper is an important step towards learning to write, and these handwriting readiness worksheets help children practice just that!
Filling a shape with lots of straight lines is a great way for younger children to begin to work on pencil control - and shape recognition. Here we ask them to draw straight lines across the circle from left to right, and start them off with a couple of dotted lines to trace over.
Learning to draw straight lines from left to right is a really useful beginning skill for toddlers, and filling up a shape is a fun way to do it. This worksheet asks them to fill up a square with straight lines.
Learn the shape of a triangle and practise pre-handwriting skills at the same time with this handwriting readiness worksheet.
By drawing straight lines from left to right, children are getting in some excellent pencil control practice - and learning the shape of a rectangle, too.
Here is the last of our handwriting readiness shape worksheets, and on this mixed sheet we ask children to fill up a square, circle, rectangle and triangle with straight lines. Excellent practice!
Here is the full set of our handwriting readiness dot to dot worksheets - 6 in total. Download as 1 pdf file below and choose which pages you want to print.
This colourful worksheet is a lovely way to encourage children to start drawing straight lines from left to right - a first step in pencil control. You could laminate the worksheet and use a dry wipe pen, or just print it out when needed.
Here's the second in our set of handwriting readiness "dot to dot" worksheets. Encourage the children to draw a straight line through each set of dots, from left to right.
Our third handwriting readiness "dot to dot" worksheet asks children to draw a line from the red dot on the left to the blue dot on the right. Keep the lines as straight as possible and make sure they draw them in the right direction.
Get children started on pencil control with these simple "dot to dot" worksheets, which encourage children to draw a straight line from left to right - a fundamental skill.
Here's a "dot to dot" handwriting readiness worksheet with a slight difference. Children should start on the big dot and draw a straight line to the opposite small dot.
Our handwriting readiness dot to dot worksheet number 6 starts the children with a small dot and asks them to draw a straight line to the opposite big dot. Once kids can draw straight lines perfectly, they are really getting to grips with a pre-handwriting skill.
There are five worksheets in this pdf bundle, all working on pencil control for absolute beginners - and throwing in a little shape recognition, too!
This large heart tracing is great for practicing pencil control. Once traced, why not colour it in, too?
Practise pencil control by following the horses on parade! Start with a straight line and then get increasingly more wiggly...
Here's a fun way to practice pencil control with your little ones. Start by tracing over the straight line, then progress down the page getting increasingly wavy as you go!
While tracing the lines to find out which athlete won which medal, your children will be practising their pencil control and strenghtening their skills.
The Queen's Guard and Beefeaters are on parade! Print out this fun page and work on those pencil skills.
Here is a worksheet that provides lots of practice at drawing lines at different angles to help prepare children to form letters.
Help children practice their fine motor control skills with either our dotted or solid lines, tracing waves worksheets.