These cursive alphabet tracing worksheets are here to make learning cursive a breeze! With these fun and engaging printable worksheets, your young students will be able to write with elegance and style in no time.
They will discover the magic of looping letters and graceful curves, as well as developing fine motor skills!
Whether they’re a beginning writer, just need extra practice, or you’re looking to improve their handwriting, these cursive practice sheets will get the job done!
There is a separate worksheet for each of the letters of the alphabet. Capital letters and lower case letters are both included.
Get ready to help your child unlock the secrets of cursive and create stunning script. Let’s dive in and start tracing those letters!
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But Real Quick, Why Is Teaching Kids These Old-School Skills Still Important?
Learning to read and write in cursive can be a valuable skill for kids, and here’s why.
1. First off, cursive writing helps improve overall handwriting.
It encourages smoother and more fluid movements of the pencil, resulting in legible and elegant script.
2. Another cool thing about cursive is that it can enhance fine motor skills.
The intricate loops and curves in cursive letters require precise hand movements, which is a great way to help strengthen hand muscles and improve hand-eye coordination. So, while kids are having fun writing in cursive, they’re also developing their motor skills without even realizing it!
3. Cursive writing has historical significance.
Many important documents and letters are written in cursive. By learning to read and write in cursive, kids gain the ability to decipher and appreciate handwritten materials from the past. It will definitely come in handy during history/social studies lessons.
4. People still write in cursive today.
My kids have received numerous letters and notes from grandparents, co-op teachers, and friends that are written in cursive. You don’t want to ignore this skill and chance that your child has to admit they can’t read a note from someone.
5. Everyone still has to sign things.
This is probably the biggest reason I have my child practice cursive. Just the other day, my oldest child was asked to sign something for a summer camp she was going to. She looked at me – completely bewildered. Her cursive skills are majorly rusty from typing most of her assignments (she is going into 7th grade, so that is pretty much the standard).
I reminded her that she needs to retain her cursive knowledge so that at least she can sign her name on papers. Something adults do pretty regularly.
So, there you have it! Learning to read and write in cursive offers a range of benefits, from improving handwriting and fine motor skills to connecting with history and adult life.
As an added bonus, it adds that extra touch of style. So let’s dive in and give it a go!
Check Out Your 26 Cursive Alphabet Tracing Practice Pages!
This first printable worksheet features the letter A.
All of the sheets follow the same format. At the top of the sheet, there is a place for the student to write their own name. They may not be able to do it in cursive yet, but eventually, they will sharpen those cursive strokes and be able to write simple words.
The next step is to direct the child to look at the large capital and lowercase letters. Show them how the arrows reveal which direction their pencils should be going as they trace.
Luckily, the letter A is fairly simple to learn in cursive, so this should not be too much of a challenge to start out with.
After the student has traced the example a couple of times, direct them to the first row of dotted letters. Instruct the student to take their time tracing each uppercase letter and lowercase letter.
It might look quite simple to them, but remind the student that quick work usually results in messy handwriting.
And you want to focus on developing muscle memory for flowing, elegant writing.
The letter of the alphabet that follows A is of course B!
This cursive alphabet tracing worksheet features a bit of a more difficult letter.
In fact, your student may not even recognize the lowercase letter b.
This is a good time to point out to your child that learning cursive letter recognition will be essential when reading cursive notes, signs, or documents. All the letters do not look the same!
As your student continues their cursive writing practice, they will probably be relieved to see that the letter c is much easier to identify and trace.
Even so, remind the child to focus on each of the individual letters as they carefully trace.
The cursive letter tracing worksheets continue with D.
Your student will notice that this letter is also fairly simple and recognizable.
The upper case letter D does have a fun swish at the top of it that your students will likely enjoy making!
The cursive alphabet worksheets continue with the letter E!
As you can see, they continue to follow the same predictable format, so your student will know what to expect.
Your child will likely think that the uppercase cursive E looks like a backward 3 – and they would be correct.
The cursive F is another one of the difficult letters that your child may have a hard time wrapping their mind around.
I would recommend getting out a small whiteboard or piece of scratch paper and have the student watch you write a few letters yourself.
This might help the student see this fancy letter as a little more approachable.
As your student looks at this next tracing worksheet, you might provide them with a short list of capital cursive letters that are quite different than their print counterparts:
- Letter F
- Letter G
- Letter I
- Letter J
- Letter T
- And Letter Z
If they’re feeling overwhelmed, it might help to point out that there aren’t that many more that are wildly different from what’ they’re used to.
Another idea would be to post a cursive handwriting visual aid, so your student gets used to seeing it and reading it.
Above you will see the rest of the alphabet worksheets from letter K to cursive Z.
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I hope that you and your young children really enjoy using these printable cursive writing worksheets!
Your friends may tell you that cursive skills are a thing of the past, but there are so many benefits to building up this timeless skill!