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...

Handwriting Lines Landscape 2cm

Landscape Handwriting Lines 2cm

These large handwriting lines on a landscape page are just the thing for beginner writers. Spaced at 2.0cm and with a topline, midline and bottom line, they will help your children learn to form their letters correctly.

Handwriting Lines Landscape Shaded

Landscape Handwriting Lines Shaded

These shaded landscape pages are perfect for beginners and they come in 6 lovely colours to make handwriting practice fun! Make sure you only print the pages you want. We have them in A4 or letter size below. Choose from pink, green, blue, yellow, pale orange and lilac.

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.

Handwriting Lines Portrait Large

Portrait Handwriting Lines Large

Children can practise their early handwriting skills with the help of this handwriting lines printable. The spacing is large, with a total letter size of 1.4cm, so this printable is most appropriate for beginners and younger children. We have A4 and Letter versions to download below.

Handwriting lines portrait shaded

Portrait Handwriting Lines Shaded

We've got 6 cheerful colours to choose from as well as A4 and Letter versions of this lovely handwriting practice paper. Each pack contains all the colours, so make sure you only print the pages you want!

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 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 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
Tracing Printables

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