Working towards correctly forming letters takes practice and patience. It’s not a skill that’s learned overnight, so making it fun is important. Instead of just using worksheets to practice writing letters over and over again, writing activities like our tracing letters printable apple cards can help keep young learners engaged. These writing practice cards fit perfectly into any apple theme!
Tracing Letters Printable Apple Cards
This tracing letters printable set includes 26 apples. Each apple has one uppercase letter printed on it in dotted lines.
Print out the set and cut each card out on the gray dotted lines. Or if you are extra motivated, cut out each apple!
Laminate the apples. If you do not have access to a laminator, try the dry erase pouches. I found some in the dollar spot at Target, but that section has been picked through and I haven’t seen them again.
For this activity, the goal is to trace the letters on the apples.
Using a dry erase marker (I’m loving this washable set from Crayola!), preschoolers and kindergarteners can practice tracing the letters on each apple. While the goal is to trace the letters, reminders of how the letters start from the top and go down are helpful.
In my own preschool classroom, I use the phrase, “build letters” a lot. Most of my preschoolers are still 3 years-old, so holding a writing instrument is tricky for some.
So instead of tracing the letters with a dry erase marker, trace the letters with apple seeds! I found a collection of apple seeds in my pantry from last year when we were counting apple seeds. Let’s just say that apple seeds don’t keep as well as pumpkin seeds! I’ll be collecting a new set for this year, but dried black beans worked just as well.
Apples are one of my favorite themes! Maybe it’s the time of year…cider, donuts, apple pie…but apples and little kids mix well.
You can find even more apple activities that have been kid-tested (and loved) here!
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Letter Matching Apple Tree Activity // Mom Inspired Life
Apple Lacing Fine Motor Bag // Coffee Cups and Crayons
Kindergarten Math Activity: Apple Matching Game // Schooling a Monkey
Bobbing for Apples Fine Motor Activity // Stir the Wonder
Write and Wipe Math Cards | Bobbing for Apples // Science Kiddo
Apple Life Cycle Printable Book // Stay at Home Educator
Apple Number Match // A Dab of Glue Will Do
Apple Life Cycle Hat // The STEM Laboratory
Fine Motor Strengthening Apple Activity // Sugar Aunts
Apple Tree Counting Puzzles // The Kindergarten Connection
Apple Shape Matching Game // Life Over Cs
Oatmeal Apple Crisp: A Recipe for Kids // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Apple Addition Write and Wipe Cards // Playdough to Plato
Johnny Appleseed Apple Coverall Games // Recipe for Teaching
Apple Play Dough Surprise Activity // Play & Learn Every Day
Apple Counting Book // Fun-A-Day
Balancing Apples Up on Top // Sara J Creations
Apple Seed Counting Busy Bag // Powerful Mothering
Apple Alphabet Puzzles // The Letters of Literacy
Apple Subitizing Cards // The Simplified Classroom
Editable Apple Sight Word Game // DIY Farm Wife
Apple Tree Busy Box // Teach Me Mommy
Apple Ten Frames // Still Playing School
Tracing Letters Printable Apples // Modern Preschool
CVC Spelling Mats // Fairy Poppins
Apple Color Matching Activity // Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails