My preschooler has been starting to show an interest in writing lately. While he can write letters, he needs help learning to control the writing strokes. To help him practice tracing and controlling his writing, I made a Tracing Lines Busy Bag for him. This free printable for tracing lines is a perfect introduction to writing for preschoolers. This preschool busy bag idea is a perfect way to put those fine motor skills into practice and let children begin to learn to write.
Tracing Lines Busy Bag
You will need (affiliate links included):
- Laminator (the one I have)
- Laminating pouches (my favorite and the cheapest I’ve found)
- Dry Erase Marker
- Single Hole Punch (optional)
- Book Ring (optional)
Print the free printable Tracing Lines pages from the download found below. Laminate and cut out. Let your child practice tracing the lines with a dry erase marker. Since it is laminated, it will wipe off easily.
Hole punch the tracing lines cards and place them on a book ring to keep them held together.
Fine Motor Skills First
I am a firm believer in working on fine motor skills through play and not just writing and tracing worksheets. I don’t push holding a pencil or writing until they show interest. In this case, I am following my child’s lead and providing him with the next step in learning how to write. This will be added to our busy bag rotation and will not be used daily unless he chooses to. I will continue to provide lots of natural was to develop fine motor skills and continuing to teach proper pencil grip. I encourage you to do the same until your young child is ready and showing interest.
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