The children need a pencil and a steady hand to trace along the lines on this worksheet, which also has some fun autumn pictures for them to colour in.
NEW! These pencil control worksheets are designed to appeal to a wider age-range than our other handwriting worksheets. We provide a variety of "greyed-out" pictures, many with loops and swirls, for the kids to trace over. We ask them to think about where they start and end each line, aim for a good result and go carefully rather than rush through the picture; they can also use different colours to pick out different parts of the picture if they wish. Older chidlren could also embellish the pictures with their own "doodles" or designs.
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Younger children can practise their pencil control with this fun worksheet, carefully following the dotted lines from the start towards the bats. You could also use this worksheet as a cutting exercise.
Trace the lines in these pretty Christmas tree decorations, using a variety of colours or outlining in black and then colouring in. All those loops and wiggly lines and circles are great handwriting practice!
Here are two "harder" Christmas tree decorations for the kids to trace over, getting valuable pencil control practice as they do. Make sure that they take their time and fill in all the pretty details.
Here is the complete set of our lovely pencil control worksheets, with some wonderful outlines for the children to trace over. Younger children can just concentrate on tracing over the faded grey lines - which have plenty of curls and slopes and zigzags for lots of good handwriting practice!
Here are two beautiful Christmas angels for the children to trace over. There are lots of loops and swirls and different shapes to give plenty of pencil control practice, and of course they can add some extra decorations if they like.
Children should trace over these pretty Christmas bells, trying to mimic the lines carefully. Use coloured pens or trace in black and then colour in.
This fireplace is all ready for Christmas, with three stockings handing up and a roaring fire to keep the room welcoming. There are lots of lines here for the kids to trace over, and they will need to think about where to start and end their lines to get a good result.
This Christmas pencil control worksheet provides "greyed-out" pictures of a wreath and candy cane - both with lots of detail - for the kids to trace over.
Here are two pretty Christmas pictures – of Santa Claus and a Christmas candle – for the kids to trace over and possibly decorate and/or colour in. The combination of loops, swirls and straight lines will give them plenty of pencil control practice.
This lovely Christmas sleigh provides lots of excellent handwriting practice as the kids try to mimic the curved lines swirls and loops.
This Christmas pencil control worksheet is really quite tricky! Tell kids to take their time and trace carefully over all the greyed-out lines. When they finish they can colour in the teddy and rabbit, both wearing their Christmas hats!
These lovely loopy and swirly Christmas trees provide plenty of handwriting practice for the kids - although it won't feel like handwriting practice!
Trace over the grey lines on this curly hearts pencil control worksheet, using a mixture of colours to trace and colour in afterwards if you like.
Who could resist these two gorgeous elephants, who obviously love each very much! Are they mother and baby, or friends? Encourage the kids to trace over the grey lines carefully, choosing different colours if they like, and colouring in the picture afterwards if they choose.
This pencil control worksheet featuring an interesting present, complete with lovely boat, is a fun way to practice handwriting at Christmas or other gift-giving occasions. Children need to think about where each line will begin and end and aim for a really nice result.
Children can trace over the lines in these pretty pictures - of a gingerbread man and a gingerbread house - as a fun way of practising pencil control. They could use a mixture of colour pens, or trace in black and then colour the pictures in.
There are lots of lines to trace over - carefully - on this hearts pencil control worksheet. Encourage the kids to think about the lines they trace before they start, and to embellish the tracings however they like.
The kids will enjoy practising their pencil control with this fun pig worksheet, carefully following the dotted lines from the start towards the pigs. You could also use this worksheet as a cutting exercise
This cute pirate bunny has found a treasure chest! Print out this fun page and work on those pencil skills...
Here are two lovely reindeers for the kids to trace - and they will be getting lots of practice that will help to improve their handwriting while doing it! Once traced they could colour the reindeer in, or add some extra decorative touches.
Here's a lovely curly rooster to trace over, getting lots of pencil control practice in the process. It's a fun (secret) way to improve handwriting skills too!
Here are two pretty snow globes for the kids to trace over, and they will be getting lots of practice at swirls and straight lines and circles ... all useful for handwriting!
Here is a "trace and colour" worksheet that will help the children practise careful pencil control this Thanksgiving.
Ask the children to trace over the lines from the Thanksgiving turkey to the wheat and vegetables on this worksheet. A great way to practice pencil control!