Welcome to Activity Shelter! On this very site, you’ll find all sorts of completely free resources that are going to help you along the educational progress of your kidâ€”workbook-oriented. These ABC Tracing Sheets are suitable for students in Preschool and Kindergarten. They can teach children the ABCs easily by letting them trace letters.

How to Use ABC Tracing Sheets with a Preschool Class:

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Identify Letters:

First, point to the letter on the page and ask the child to identify it. Then, point to the letters and explain about uppercase and lowercase forms. When working with preschool children, it is essential to focus on the phoneme, or sound, that the letter makes. For instance, clearly state, “A is for Apple,” making the sound of the letter. This will not only help in recognition of letters but also in creating awareness regarding phonemes.

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Tracing Practice:

Have the children start by tracing the capital letters. When they feel comfortable, have them begin tracing the lowercase letters. If some are more advanced, you can challenge them and ask that they try to write a few letters without the tracing. Celebrate their accomplishments by hanging up their finished pages on a “Wall of Honor” in the classroom. This may also be separated with a smiley or star sticker for a job well done to create self-assurance and motivation to carry on learning.

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Alternative Activities for Kindergarten (4-6 years olds)

Count and Write:

For kindergarten-aged children, introduce a counting activity by asking the child to count how many capital letters are in each line and then write the number beside the line. Do this for all lines on the page. Then ask the child to estimate how many lowercase letters are on the page and then count them to see how close they were to their estimate. Discuss whether their estimate was greater or less than the actual count. This will help children’s early math skills develop by noticing whether their estimate is greater or less than the actual count.

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Story Writing:

Have your child or student use the letters from the tracing page to write a short story. This will help with writing and spelling words. Help them sound out words, checking for correct spelling, then point out where he got the letters right as he writes; praise him for his efforts. You may also want to give him a star stamp or some other small reward for all his hard work.

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If you find any of these ABC Tracing Sheets useful, please do not hesitate to share them with anybody and for any educational purpose. They are very helpful in developing your child’s potential for early literacy, plus tons of fun while learning about concepts. Have a great day!