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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.

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Caterpillars & Butterflies Pre Writing Tracing Activities
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