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.