Flowers are blooming and the weather is warmer, so spring must be here! My preschoolers only have a couple of months left with me before summer break. This means that it’s the perfect time of year to really focus on those skills that they haven’t quite mastered. In my classroom, one of those skills would be lowercase letters. Most of my preschoolers have no problem recognizing them, but writing these letters are a little bit tricky for their little fingers. Our gardens flower lowercase letter tracing cards are not only reusable, but also help reinforce letter formation and work those fine motor muscles!
Garden Flower Lowercase Letter Tracing
This free set of gardens flower lowercase letter tracing cards includes all 26 letters of the alphabet. Each letter is printed in dotted tracing lines on a fun spring flower.
To prep this handwriting activity, download the file from the pink button below. Print the lowercase letter tracing cards and laminate the set. Cut the cards apart on the gray dotted lines.
If you do not laminate them, stick the tracing cards in a plastic pouch to use with dry erase markers. This allows the tracing cards to still be reusable.
How to Play
Now that the garden flower lowercase letter tracing cards are prepped, it’s time to play and write!
Add the 26 lowercase letter tracing cards to a small plastic bucket or basket. I like to put everything on a tray for my preschoolers. So the letter cards go in a small bucket, and the bucket will sit in the corner of the tray. Add a dry erase marker (I prefer the skinny ones!) and an eraser to the tray.
Pick a letter card from the bucket and place it on the tray. I have my preschoolers identify the letter and make the letter sound. If they are working in a small group, I will also have them tell each other a word that begins with the letter on the card.
To practice handwriting and letter formation, use the dry erase marker to trace over the white dotted lines. Focus on correct letter formation, which goes from top to bottom and left to right.
Trace the letter and then use the eraser to clean the card off. Pick another card and do it all over again!
When my preschoolers are at activities like these in a small group at a table, I will give them a certain amount of cards that they need to complete before heading to another learning center. This allows them all to be little independent workers while I sit with a small group working on more specific skills.
If you need more garden learning ideas for this spring, you are going to love the busy bag activities below from some of my favorite preschool bloggers! The best part is that you only have to prep these busy bags once, and can play again and again.
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