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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

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Pre Writing Resources

SATPIN Letters & Sounds Matching Cards

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CKEHRM Letters & Sounds Matching Cards

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DGOULF Letters & Sounds Matching Cards

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MGDOCK Letters & Sounds Matching Cards

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MSTA Letters & Sounds Matching Cards

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BJZW Letters & Sounds Matching Cards

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PIFR Letters & Sounds Matching Cards

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OCHD Letters & Sounds Matching Cards

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VYXQ Letters & Sounds Matching Cards

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Numbers 0-110

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Frist Strokes Cards & Posters

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Uppercase & Lowercase A-Z

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Days of the week & Months

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Tracing Tracks

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2D Shapes

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Editable Blank Strips

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2D Shapes with real life images

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Alphabet Students Book 1

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Blank dotted thirds

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Vic Cursive Version

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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.

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A-L Uppercase Letters Powerpoint

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M-Z Uppercase Letters Powerpoint

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a-l Lowercase Letters Powerpoint

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m-z Lowercase Letters Powerpoint

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2D Shapes Powerpoint Font 1- dot tracing

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2D Shapes Powerpoint Font 2 bubble outline

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2D Shapes Powerpoint Font 3 - Numbered

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Number Outlines Powerpoint 0-10

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Number Outlines Powerpoint 10-20

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Number Outlines Powerpoint 20-30

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Number Outlines Powerpoint 30-40

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Number Outlines Powerpoint 40-50

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Number Outlines Powerpoint 50-60

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Number Outlines Powerpoint 60-70

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Number Outlines Powerpoint 70-80

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Number Outlines Powerpoint 80-90

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Number Outlines Powerpoint 90-100

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Number Outlines Powerpoint 100-110

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