Handwriting Worksheets and Printables

These handwriting worksheets are great for helping your child improve his handwriting skills. From traceable letters for the beginning writer to cursive worksheets for kids who are a bit older, there are plenty of handwriting printables to choose from. Go ahead and give them a try, and see which ones work best for your kid.
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Words Ending in '-ed' Words Ending in "-ed" Kids read words with the suffix -ed, and practice their handwriting by writing them in the blanks to make sentences.
Writing Word Families: -ub Words Writing Word Families: -ub Words Brush up on word families with your first grader as he practices writing and building sentences with this fill-in-the-blank worksheet.
Writing Word Families: -og Words Writing Word Families: -og Words Not only does this worksheet help first graders learn the word family -og, it also lets them practice writing words and completing sentences.
Long 'O' Long "O" Review the long o sound and practice reading long o words with your first grader with help from this phonics worksheet.
Learning Long Vowels: Long E Learning Long Vowels: Long E First graders practice recognizing long e by coloring the pictures that have a long e sound.
Y as a Vowel Y as a Vowel Although y is a consonant, once in a while it behaves like a vowel.
S Blends S Blends Help your first grader read and write words with three-letter s blends like scrub, sprint, and strong.
Short Vowel Sounds: 'E' Short Vowel Sounds: "E" Learn about word families, and practice sounding out short e, with this phonics worksheet.
Short Vowel Sounds: 'I' Short Vowel Sounds: "I" Focus on word families featuring the short i sound with this helpful worksheet.
Favorite Transportation: Writing Opinions Favorite Transportation: Writing Opinions Does your child prefer biking or riding the bus?
Cursive Handwriting: 'W' is for Whale Cursive Handwriting: "W" is for Whale Kids practice writing capital and lowercase "W" in cursive on this third grade writing worksheet by tracing the letters, then writing their own.
Cursive Writing Practice: My Name Cursive Writing Practice: My Name Kids practice writing their first and last names in cursive on this third grade writing worksheet.
Dream Writing Dream Writing Keep this cute printable on your first grader's bedside table, and when she wakes up, have her write a story about her dreams.
What goes into a sentence? Sort out these scrambled words to make a complete sentence with this collection of worksheets for emerging writers.
Make a Sentence: Beginners What goes into a sentence? Sort out these scrambled words to make a complete sentence with this collection of worksheets for emerging writers.
Picture Story Starter Picture Story Starter Here's a fun way to get your first grader writing stories; this one's about a mouse, cat, and cheese!
Cursive S Cursive S Kids practice writing capital and lowercase "S" in cursive on this third grade writing worksheet by tracing the letters, then writing their own.
These handwriting worksheets are great for helping your child improve his handwriting skills. From traceable letters for the beginning writer to cursive worksheets for kids who are a bit older, there are plenty of handwriting printables to choose from. Go ahead and give them a try, and see which ones work best for your kid.

Tips for Improving Handwriting

Handwriting worksheets help kids write neatly and within the lines! If your child needs extra handwriting help, try these tips to get him on the fast track to pretty penmanship:

  • Allow your child to practice writing on paper using handwriting practice worksheets, as well as in other other ways to increase his hand-eye coordination and muscle memory.
  • When introduced to a new letter or word, have your child practice writing it in the air using his finger or elbow. This helps your child learn the stroke pattern for writing the new letter or word, and it's a silly exercise that makes writing fun! Take out your own 'invisible pen' and write the letter or word in the air with your child for a fun pre-writing exercise.
  • Kids can also practice handwriting with fingerpaints. Fingerpaints are a great tool for young writers who might need to practice the motions before they grip a pencil.
  • Let your child practice writing using handwriting worksheets. If your child is new to writing worksheets or he has a tendency to write outside of the lines, give your child a template for writing using a highlighter marker. Simply pre-write your child's words or letters using a highlighter marker in a handwriting practice worksheet. Kids can trace over the highlighter marks to practice neat penmanship and letter recognition.
  • Good penmanship takes practice, so let your child use handwriting worksheets regularly to develop neat writing skills.