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!

Football Pencil Control

Football Pencil Control

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 - Fill a Circle with Straight Lines

Handwriting Readiness - Fill a Circle with Straight Lines

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.

Handwriting Readiness Dot to Dot Lines

Handwriting Readiness Dot to Dot Lines

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.

Handwriting Readiness Dot to Dot Lines 1

Handwriting Readiness Dot to Dot Lines 1

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.

Handwriting Readiness Dot to Dot Lines 2

Handwriting Readiness Dot to Dot Lines 2

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.

Handwriting Readiness Dot to Dot Lines 3

Handwriting Readiness Dot to Dot Lines 3

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.

Handwriting Readiness Dot to Dot Lines 4

Handwriting Readiness Dot to Dot Lines 4

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.

Handwriting Readiness Dot to Dot Lines 5

Handwriting Readiness Dot to Dot Lines 5

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.

Handwriting Readiness Dot to Dot Lines 6

Handwriting Readiness Dot to Dot Lines 6

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.

Heart Tracing

Heart Tracing

This large heart tracing is great for practicing pencil control. Once traced, why not colour it in, too?

Hearts Tracing

Hearts Tracing

6 dotted hearts for some Valentine's Day pencil practice - or use them anytime.

Horse Parade Pencil Control

Horse Parade Pencil Control

Practise pencil control by following the horses on parade! Start with a straight line and then get increasingly more wiggly...

Olympic Games Pencil Control

Olympic Games Pencil Control

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!

Olympic Medals Pencil Control

Olympic Medals Pencil Control

While tracing the lines to find out which athlete won which medal, your children will be practising their pencil control and strenghtening their skills.

On Parade Pencil Control

On Parade Pencil Control

The Queen's Guard and Beefeaters are on parade! Print out this fun page and work on those pencil skills.

Rugby Tracing Curves

Rugby Tracing Curves

Younger kids can practice their pencil control with this fun rugby tracing worksheet.

Rugby Tracing Lines

Rugby Tracing Lines

Pencil control comes with practice, and here's a fun way to practice with a rugby theme!

Tracing Circles

Tracing Circles

Curves feature in many letters. You can use our tracing circles worksheets to help children practice drawing curves in preparation for letter formation.

Tracing Lines

Tracing Lines

Here is a worksheet to practice very simple pencil control by drawing straight lines.  

Tracing Lines 2

Tracing Lines 2

Here is a worksheet that provides lots of practice at drawing lines at different angles to help prepare children to form letters.

Tracing Patterns

Tracing Patterns

Have fun practicing pen control by tracing lines, zigzags and waves.

Tracing Shapes Large

Tracing Shapes Large

Help children practice their pencil control and learn their shapes at the same time.  Our Tracing shapes worksheet is available in 3 versions; colour, solid lines and dotted lines.

Tracing Shapes Small

Tracing Shapes Small

Our tracing shapes small worksheet features circles, squares, triangles and rectangles perfect for young children learning their shapes.

Tracing Squares

Tracing Squares

Here's a fun way for children to gain practice at drawing straight lines; with our tracing squares worksheets.

Tracing Triangles

Tracing Triangles

Ttacing triangles provides children with practice drawing oblique lines which are needed to write many letters.

Tracing Waves

Tracing Waves

Help children practice their fine motor control skills with either our dotted or solid lines, tracing waves worksheets.

Tracing Zigzags

Tracing Zigzags

Tracing zigzags is a fun way to practice pencil control.  We have a choice of solid or dotty lines to follow.

More Tracing Practice

Tracing Printables
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