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Preschool Handwriting Practice – Uppercase {free printables!}

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I hope your child will benefit from our free printables for preschool handwriting practice uppercase letters. I made these to help my son begin writing his uppercase letters — they allow the child to build confidence as they begin printing letters on their own.  They provide great practice for beginners or children who are writing letters for the very first time.  These preschool handwriting worksheets allow your child to trace within the lines of a letter before trying to write the letter without any assistance except a small box.

Handwriting Practice for Preschool Uppercase Letters FREE PRINTABLES - Wildflower Ramblings

John is approaching four and a half and has had exactly zero interest in writing his letters.  I am not overly concerned about this — he has time.  But the teacher in me wants to get going!

Don’t rush, follow his lead.  In his time.  {Some European countries don’t begin reading instruction until age seven!}  So, he is far from behind.

I do place a high priority on proper, and good, penmanship.  I want my children to print properly and legibly, both print and cursive.   Proper handwriting benefits a person’s ability to collect thoughts on paper for writing too.

Starting with tactile letter work

Our homeschool work with letters begins with tactilely creating and making the letter.  This can involve manipulatives and sensory play, and I’ve written more at Tactile Uppercase Letter Writing.

Printing uppercase letters

I have slowly but surely given John some opportunities to write his letters.  We are working on uppercase letters first.  They are much more distinguishable from one another, and I wrote about the decision to start uppercase first, instead of lowercase, in my Early Literacy Stages series: Uppercase Letter Writing.


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Well, imagine my surprise when I, for the probably twentieth time, asked if he wanted to work with dry erase markers and heavy duty sheet protectors.  He got going on the first letter of his name, and then wanted to start at the beginning with letter Aa!  I couldn’t believe it.  That afternoon, my boy wrote every single one of his letters, upper and lowercase out of our Tot School Notebook {from 1plus1plus1equals1}.  I’m so glad that I had put this together about two years ago for him, and he finally had interest!

He absolutely loved writing every letter.  He printed letters for over an hour.  He only gravitated towards the “bubble” letters, not the dotted lines ones, and while he sometimes would mention the pictures, he didn’t seem to really notice them.  He was very focused and excited to be printing his letters!


Adapting the printables to the learner

I knew that I wanted to create a printable, just for him, that would continue to boost his confidence, and his skill level.  So these preschool handwriting practice printables are what I came up with!!

These preschool handwriting printables help a child form the first few letters, and then, hopefully, help the child focus on muscle memory to create the last letter on his/her own.  The box helps them visualize the size the letter should be without having any straight or dotted lines.


The importance of the teacher

It’s important to note that I have not added dots or lines to these preschool handwriting printables.  I think that making a child aware of the starting and ending points in the letters is very important, however, it can also become very confusing.  I made these because they are what my son needs right now, and I imagine, your child may need them too.  Simple, but beneficial.

Now, since I have not included those extra helpful dots and lines and arrows here, children should be with a teacher when using these preschool handwriting worksheets.  Creating good habits is of the utmost importance, so showing the child each and every stroke, and reinforcing it, will benefit the child in the future.  It is also important to emphasize proper pencil grip, which we are constantly working on :)  And soon, they will be printing letters correctly without any instruction!


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You can download the Preschool Handwriting Uppercase Practice FREE Printables here.


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  1. When are you doing the lowercase set. I love the uppercase set though.

    Here in Trinidad we teach them lowercase letters first

  2. Whitney Gibson says:

    Your printables that you state are “free” do no print squarely on any of the pages I’ve tried. Any suggestions?

    1. Hi, Whitney, you’ll need to save them to your computer, and then print from Adobe in your computer (not Preview) and they should print correctly :)

  3. Is it better to use the markers or pencil? which one do you think makes them more excited to work on letters?

    1. Hi, Chelsea — we try everything! We do dry erase markers with sheet protectors and regular markers and crayons too :) We haven’t used a pencil as much (because it doesn’t glide as easily and bc it’d be a safety issue in our house….) Hope that helps!!

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