Our Caterpillars & Butterflies Pre Writing Tracing Activities are perfect for beginning writers. Fun Fine Motor strengthening and early pencil control for preschool & kindergarten kids!
Pre-writing skills are the essential skills children need to develop before they are able to write. These skills contribute to their ability to hold and use a pencil to draw, write, copy, and colour.
There are 9 strokes to develop that make up most letters, numbers and shapes. They include the following strokes: |, —, O, +, /, square, \, X, and Δ.
These pre writing strokes are typically mastered in sequential order, and to an age-specific level. But remember that the age recommendations are a guideline, as children develop at different rates.
- Vertical Line – (Age 2 imitates, age 3 copies/masters)
- Horizontal Line – (Age 2 1/2 imitates, age 3 copies/masters)
- Circle Shape – (Age 2 1/2 imitates, 3 copies/masters)
- Cross Shape (+) – (Age 3 1/2 imitates, age 4 copies)
- Square Shape – (Age 4)
- Right Diagonal Line – (Age 4 1/2)
- Left Diagonal Line – (Age 4 1/2)
- X Shape – (Age 5)
- Triangle (Age 5)
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Caterpillars & Butterflies Pre Writing Tracing Activities
This set of resources is our Caterpillars & Butterflies themed pre-writing tracing resources. And we think you’ll agree that it’s soooo Darn Cute! It will go perfectly with a mini beast, bugs or Hungry Caterpillar theme!
This library contains so many pre-writing tracing activities to help your students develop & strengthen their fine motor muscles ready for formal writing.
These Caterpillars & Butterfly activities are designed to get your students familiar with:
- holding a pencil
- building pencil control
- first strokes
- upper & lowercase letter formation
- number formation
- shape tracing
- days of the week
- months of the Year
- letters & sounds
Click the images below to download our Caterpillars & Butterflies themed pre-writing & tracing activities.
Pre Writing Resources
Vic Cursive Version
Powerpoint/Google Slide Versions
These are Powerpoint files that can be used on your Interactive white board, ipads, laptops and Google slides. they are not locked so you can copy and paste the slides from one PowerPoint To another to create a file to suit the needs of your students.
You will need Powerpoint software or similar to use these files.