Before kids can feel success writing letters & numbers, they must first master the skill of forming vertical, horizontal, diagonal, & curved lines.
These pencil strokes are the foundation of handwriting.
It takes different hand muscles for a child to form vertical lines, horizontal lines, diagonal lines, and curved lines. Each of these movements must be practiced to build confidence and control.
Our “Trace & Color” Activity Sheets were created as a practice tool for kids in this “pre-writing phase”.
Each activity page begins with tracing over various dashed lines. These lines help kids master controlling their pencil. In the future, they will be asked to follow similar lines to form letters and numbers.
After kids have traced the dotted lines, they can color in the picture.
The more kids color & trace, the easier handwriting will be for them throughout elementary school & beyond.