Looking for a printable letter S tracing worksheet for your young children?
This letter of the alphabet is definitely one of the most tricky, so some extra practice is definitely recommended!
Many little writers can feel hopelessly confused as they try to tell the difference between the letter z and letter s.
Unfortunately, there are quite a few letters of the alphabet that have this mirror effect.
Letter p vs. letter q and letter b vs. letter d are two other sets that can confuse children as they begin recognizing and writing letters.
The below free printable worksheets focus on all the things for proper letter formation of S!
Your child will get to use their fine motor skills to trace lowercase letters and uppercase letters. There are also some extra activities included for letter sound and letter recognition work!
Be sure to read through all of the notes for each printable sheet for explanations, teaching notes, and ideas.
At the bottom of the post, you will find simple directions to the instant download of your tracing pages in PDF format.
Check Out Your Free Letter S Tracing Worksheet Packet!
This is the first of the tracing practice pages – but it doesn’t actually require any pencil work!
I thought this was such a fun way to introduce the proper letter formation of S!
Have your kid roll out some playdough and use the playdough mat to form the letter S. Then have your child add a head to the snake to match the picture in the corner.
Tell your student that the snake is always facing forward – the way we read – looking for the next letter to gobble up! If the snake was facing backward, he wouldn’t be able to see the next letter!
This simple tracing worksheet is the perfect way to introduce writing the letter s.
Have your young learners first trace the practice letters at the top of the page, following the dashed lines. You might mention that the letter S is like a windy road and their pencil is like a car.
Then tell your child to work on slowly tracing the capital letters and small letters.
Tell the student it is completely fine if they “trace outside the lines.” They should do their best, but perfection is definitely not expected on the first try.
Getting the correct letter formation of letter S can be a bit tricky. It goes a step beyond the vertical and horizontal lines that your preschool or kindergartner may be more comfortable with.
Another tip to help them is to think of drawing a circle as they write. Encourage them to go for those rounded edges so that their /s/ doesn’t end up looking like a backward letter /z/.
The above worksheet will give them lots of practice to work through lowercase s and upper case letter s.
The larger size letters are perfect for little hands to practice!
Consider sliding the sheet into a sheet protector and use a dry-erase marker for a fun way to review!
This tracing letters digital download will give your student another chance to practice this tricky letter S.
For some fun, have the student draw the head on the snake of the practice letters. It’s a great visual to help them remember which way their snake should be facing.
Then work on the lowercase letter s and the capital letter tracing.
At the bottom of the sheet, your student can practice tracing simple letter s words.
If your student has already worked on blending, they may be able to sound the words out!
This free printable letter s tracing sheet has a fun spider to color at the top.
The kids can then trace the small s and capital S.
At the bottom of the page, the student can work again on tracing words that start with S.
This printable has smaller letters, so it will be more of a challenge.
As a reward when the tracing is complete, the student can work on their sound recognition and color all the pictures that start with S.
They should color socks, sun, snowman, and spider.
This final worksheet encourages your student to start writing without the dotted lines.
They can use the letters up top for practice or as a guide.
The above text link will give you instant access to the PDF file for your free printable worksheets. No personal information or email address is required for download.
I so hope that you and your student love this packet of letter s tracing fun!
Print a bunch of copies and slide them in a ring binder for some quick review as needed.
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