Printable Handwriting Worksheets For Kids To Practice Manuscript & Cursive

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Our printable handwriting worksheets have space for kids to print their names and for you to make notes. They're interactive, too.

Ruled Handwriting Worksheets

It is so handy when your students need practice forming the letters well and obeying the top, middle and bottom lines to have the lines printed. Oh! If they would only obey even the bottom line. A page looks a world better if the handwriting simply obeys the ruled lines.

We have one child who, as a toddler, used the bottom space below the bottom line on my whiteboard while I was helping other children learn to write and to this day his handwriting is the best at staying on the base line. This alone helps his writing look nice and neat.

There are differences like dexterity and the desire to succeed that set children at different levels even at the same ages. Practice is what can help them improve. Simple practice is easy and can be fun once the children realize that it is easy.

The stronger their hands are the more smooth their writing will be. Here are some handwriting exercises:

  • Choose a fault to improve as with the base line idea. Pretend it is a floor. Put a 3x5 card under the line for all but descenders like g, j, p, y, etc.
  • Another idea is to use the raised handwriting paper sold at Walmart or create your own by embossing the back sides of the paper (use a ruler to draw a deep line with a ball point pen on paper that is set on a soft surface as with a pile of paper, a notebook, or a blotter).
  • Another handwriting fault to improve is to choose to make round letters more round. I've heard it said that a page is much more legible if the clock faced letters, or letters that use some part of a circle, are well made.


Printable Handwriting Worksheets

Printable Handwriting Worksheets: Alphabet

Alphabet Worksheets

When the children are little in preschool and kindergarten tracing and copying is a great way to begin for some children. Some? Well, sometimes it is better to simply teach them how to make straight lines and smooth circles.

I have seen students who were able to write prettily from their first instruction, so be encouraged to show them right the first time. Don't put undue emphasis on printing practice if practice is not needed. Give time for independent practice writing, too.

Too much practice printing can be torture to the careful student who makes her letters well. Yes, in my experience this is usually a girl, although I have seen some artistic boys with beautiful handwriting, too.

Also, be encouraged to use the smaller rule from higher levels if writing big is hard for your students. My own children did better through the years learning to write in the fourth grade size from the beginning. We have different sizes of printable lined paper here.

Printable Handwriting Worksheets with Sentences

Simple Sentences Worksheets

Other kids are happy to have the easy practice of both printing and cursive writing practice. I like to make sure that my students are also learning the Spelling, Phonics, or Grammar at the same time as they are practicing Handwriting. This is where it is handy to use our Phonics and Grammar pages for simple practice of all the mechanics of handwriting.

Especially if you are outside a school situation, you have the freedom to discern which sort of learner you have. You have more leeway as tutors and parents to choose more or less for each child as the children need.

Little children who need practice or busywork do well with independent study using our printing practice worksheets for kindergarten. Older children like our cursive sentences to practice their handwriting.



Printable Cursive Handwriting Worksheets

Simple Sentences Printable Handwriting Worksheets to teach cursive writing. #CursiveWritingPracticeCursive Handwriting Sheets

Cursive Writing Practice

You can use every one of our Grammar worksheets for printing practice worksheets as well as cursive handwriting practice worksheets. Any of our simple sentence worksheets offer good opportunities to practice handwriting in cursive sentences practice worksheets.

Each of the Grammar selections branches to different levels on another landing page. This way your kids learn handwriting as well as proper grammar.

Oh, how I wish that I would have known how simply handwriting can be taught when our older children were young. The Spalding Phonics book tells a very simple method of using six strokes for manuscript and another five to simply connect those same letters for cursive writing.

I remember teaching one seventh grade girl saying, "Short upswing, j". She exclaimed,

"I've never seen the j in that!"

Poof! Using this method, in less than two weeks most of our youngest children learned to use cursive writing. This was a giant savings in time spent "learning" penmanship. It wasn't a one year course. Simply connect the letters nicely.

One of the features I love about teaching cursive is that one of our children began to read better because he finally saw the separation between between words as individual units simply because the cursive words were connected. Sometimes it just takes a different perspective. I've heard other parents say the same for some of their children. We have more cursive sentences here.

Or you can buy all our English Grammar worksheets in one bundle. Most have both a manuscript and a cursive version.

Child's Garden Of Verses Handwriting Worksheets

Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses has lovely poems for children. Our downloadable version has two or three worksheets for each poem.

Why? Well, some children can draw a picture, others can copy the manuscript or cursive versions, and others can copy the text from the print form. This allows four levels of listening, reading, and handwriting practice.

These are all interactive worksheets.

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More Printable Handwriting Worksheets

  • Printable Lined Paper - See scores of different kinds of printable writing paper some with columns and ruled lines including dotted center lines, and others that are decorative, fancy, or elegant.  Make your own handwriting worksheets with the blank lined writing paper. Several sizes of ruled lines.
  • Unlined Printable Writing Paper - Seasonal and themed stationery.
  • Spelling Worksheets Copy the words three times each.
  • Simple Sentences See these cursive worksheets for cursive writing practice.
  • Printable Graph Paper See many sizes and colors of graph paper to print. Awesome for calligraphy handwriting projects.

Thank you for visiting our printable handwriting worksheets!

~Mary

Printable Spelling Worksheets Bundle

Correct Spelling of Words Spelling Worksheets Bundle
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All of these Spelling worksheets offer practice words for Spelling practice with different levels of increasing difficulty.

Each word is offered with space to copy the Spelling words three times each.

Print and reprint as often as your students need practice worksheets.

Contains 672 pages of printable Spelling Worksheets: Manuscript and Cursive Writing

Interactive printables.

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