Children love to draw! And that is the first step to get them to practice handwriting skills. Preschoolers benefit from simple writing practice that strengthens their fine motor skills and gives them confidence with a writing utensil. It encourages them to draw basic lines and shapes which will give them the ability to write letters in no time.
That’s why we’ve created these simple preschool drawing worksheets. They guide children’s hands through the basic lines and shapes needed to create any letter in the alphabet.
Handwriting for Preschoolers
With clear directions using green and red dots, children can easily practice handwriting skills on their own. Simply print out the worksheets and slip them into sheet protectors. Now using dry erase markers, you’ve created a reusable drawing tool! Preschoolers love having their own “drawing” book. Keep it accessible to them throughout the day so they can practice whenever they want.
Once children successfully complete the basic drawing worksheets on their own, they’re ready to form their first letters!
Our Prewriting printables include the basic shape worksheets my daughter is working on at the top of the post. These are easy to use and large enough for small hands to trace.
Schedule practice into your children’s routine so they get used to using their handwriting and drawing book, but also keep it readily available. Remember to keep their scheduled practice time short and reward them for a job well done! We like to use popsicle sticks, stickers, healthy snacks, and words of praise.
More Handwriting Worksheets
Once your children master the prewriting worksheets, you can start on letters, numbers and more! Try our penmanship workbook for everything you need to teach your children to write! Learn more by clicking the picture below.
There are many more activities to help reinforce what they learn in their handwriting and drawing books. My daughters like to make Handmade Cards and books.
How do you practice handwriting and drawing with your preschoolers?