Lesson Plan

Tracing Letters

Writing is a hugely important life skill. Before your kids begin expressing their ideas, however, they'll need to work on penmanship. This simple lesson helps students with the basics of writing the letters of the alphabet.
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Travel from one end of the alphabet and back again in this hands-on lesson plan! Tracing Letters is a classroom activity that challenges your kindergarteners and first graders to identify and trace all 26 letters in the English alphabet. Students will work together to understand how to trace each letter as a group before going off on their own to put their letter knowledge to the test. And if they make a mistake, they can just erase their marker tracing and start over. This a helpful way to give students a leg up as they begin writing letters.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify and trace letters of the alphabet in the correct format.


(5 minutes)
  • Tell students that today, they will be learning about tracing letters of the alphabet.
  • Show them the sheet protectors holding the red and blue lined manuscript sheets.
  • Tell them that they will be using markers to trace the letters.