Fairy Tales Pre-Writing Tracing Activities

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Our Fairytale-themed Pre-Writing Tracing Activities are perfect for beginning writers. They provide fun fine motor strengthening and early pencil control for preschool and kindergarten kids!

Pre-writing skills are essential for children to develop before they can write. These skills help them hold and use a pencil for drawing, writing, copying, and colouring.

There are 9 basic strokes that form most letters, numbers, and shapes.

These strokes include: |, —, O, +, /, square, \, X, and Δ.

Children typically master these pre-writing strokes sequentially and at specific ages. However, it’s important to remember that these age recommendations are just guidelines, 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), Age 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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Fairy Tale-Themed Pre-Writing Tracing Activities

Introducing our Fairytale-themed pre-writing tracing resources, which we think you’ll agree are absolutely adorable! These resources are perfect for any fairytale-themed unit or any stand-alone early childhood activity.

This collection includes numerous pre-writing tracing activities designed to help your students develop and strengthen their fine motor muscles in preparation for formal writing.

Our Fairytale activities focus on familiarizing your students with:

  • Holding a pencil
  • Building pencil control
  • Handwriting
  • First strokes
  • Upper and lowercase letter formation
  • Number Formation
  • Shape tracing
  • Days of the week
  • Months of the year
  • Letters and sounds

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Pre-Writing Tracing Activities

First Marks Cards - Fairy Tales

First Marks Cards - Fairy Tales

Foundation - Year 1 - Pre Writing - PDF

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Tracing Numbers 0-109 Mats - Fairy Tales

Tracing Numbers 0-109 Mats - Fairy Tales

Foundation - Year 1 - Pre Writing - PDF

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Pre Writing Tracing Tracks - Fairy Tales

Pre Writing Tracing Tracks - Fairy Tales

Foundation - Year 1 - Pre Writing - PDF

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Tracing Days & Months Mats - Fairy Tales

Tracing Days & Months Mats - Fairy Tales

Foundation - Year 1 - Pre Writing - PDF

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Tracing Real Life 2D Shapes Mats - Fairy Tales

Tracing Real Life 2D Shapes Mats - Fairy Tales

Foundation - Year 1 - Pre Writing - PDF

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Tracing 2D Shapes Mats - Fairy Tales

Tracing 2D Shapes Mats - Fairy Tales

Foundation - Year 1 - Pre Writing - PDF

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Tracing Alphabet Aa-Zz Mats - Fairy Tales

Tracing Alphabet Aa-Zz Mats - Fairy Tales

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