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Caterpillars & Butterflies Pre Writing Tracing Activities

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.

  1. Vertical Line – (Age 2 imitates, age 3 copies/masters)
  2. Horizontal Line – (Age 2 1/2 imitates, age 3 copies/masters)
  3. Circle Shape – (Age 2 1/2 imitates, 3 copies/masters)
  4. Cross Shape (+) – (Age 3 1/2 imitates, age 4 copies)
  5. Square Shape – (Age 4)
  6. Right Diagonal Line – (Age 4 1/2)
  7. Left Diagonal Line – (Age 4 1/2)
  8. X Shape – (Age 5)
  9. 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
  • handwriting
  • 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

SATPIN Letters & Sounds Matching Cards
CKEHRM Letters & Sounds Matching Cards
DGOULF Letters & Sounds Matching Cards
MGDOCK Letters & Sounds Matching Cards
MSTA Letters & Sounds Matching Cards
BJZW Letters & Sounds Matching Cards
PIFR Letters & Sounds Matching Cards
OCHD Letters & Sounds Matching Cards
VYXQ Letters & Sounds Matching Cards
Numbers 0-110
Frist Strokes Cards & Posters
Uppercase & Lowercase A-Z
Days of the week & Months
Tracing Tracks
2D Shapes
Editable Blank Strips
2D Shapes with real life images
Alphabet Students Book 1
Blank dotted thirds

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.

A-L Uppercase Letters Powerpoint
M-Z Uppercase Letters Powerpoint
a-l Lowercase Letters Powerpoint
m-z Lowercase Letters Powerpoint
2D Shapes Powerpoint Font 1- dot tracing
2D Shapes Powerpoint Font 2 bubble outline
2D Shapes Powerpoint Font 3 - Numbered
Number Outlines Powerpoint 0-10
Number Outlines Powerpoint 10-20
Number Outlines Powerpoint 20-30
Number Outlines Powerpoint 30-40
Number Outlines Powerpoint 40-50
Number Outlines Powerpoint 50-60
Number Outlines Powerpoint 60-70
Number Outlines Powerpoint 70-80
Number Outlines Powerpoint 80-90
Number Outlines Powerpoint 90-100
Number Outlines Powerpoint 100-110

Click the images below for More Fine Motor Resources…

Alphabet & Sounds Playdough Mats
Fairy Tales Playdough Mat Templates {Fun Literacy Centres}
Math Playdough Mat Templates
Caterpillars & Butterflies Pre Writing Tracing Activities
Christmas Playdough Mats {Festive Fine Motor}
Christmas Colouring {Printables For Kids}
Christmas Number Playdough Mats {Festive Fun}
Number Playdough Mats {Counting Made Fun!}
Fine Motor Activities Using Popsicle Sticks {hands-on Fun!}
Playdough Mat Templates {Hands-On Learning}

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