Kindergarten is a pivotal year for young writers. Kindergarteners learn the alphabet and use it to form their first short words. Our kindergarten writing worksheets allow your young scholar to practice writing letters, sight words, and short sentences. Visual tracing and writing exercises will reinforce letter recognition. When they are familiar with all of the letters, move onto our basic kindergarten writing sentences worksheets.
Tips for Teaching Kindergarten Writing
There are two main aspects of learning to write; learning the shape of the letters and building the fine-motor skills necessary for good pencil-grip. These fine motor worksheets are particularly helpful for the latter. Here are some other ideas for working those hand muscles:
Dot-to-dots, mazes, and coloring pages are a great way for kids to work on their pencil-grip and also build a fun association with the act of writing.
Play-dough and other clay-based crafts are a wonderful way to work hand muscles.
Make delicious necklaces out of Cheerios. The act of picking up and stringing the small pieces of cereal mimics the hand muscles needed for pencil grip.