Alphabet tracing cards make it simple to practice writing all the letters. The cards below have space to write both the capital and lowercase letters.
How to use the cards:
Print all seven of the printables below on card-stock paper. This will make them far more durable for repeated use. Then... cut each page into cards and laminate them. The last printable has a cover and a "this book belongs to" page. These are your choice to use or not, but most children seem to prefer them.
Once the pages are laminated, use a hole punch to make a hole in each of the cards. Place the cards in alphabetical order, with the cover at the top, and secure together with a loose-leaf ring. The rings can be found most anywhere school supplies are sold.
Use watercolor markers for tracing. The cards can then be easily cleaned off with a damp towel. In this way, the cards can be used over and over.
The cards below are better used for review once a child has learned to write many of the letters.
Each card also includes two pictures that begin with the letter. This helps to reinforce the letter sounds.
This set of alphabet cards is made to be able to "take along". Keep a set in your purse or car so you are ready when you need them. There are often times where children will need to wait. Some examples are:
I'm certain you can think of others. So.... carry along the tracable cards and give your child a fun activity to do while keeping them occupied at the same time.
Of course, they can also be used at home too. My grandson used his cards continuously. What was most interesting is how initially his lines were not always straight or followed exactly. Then, as he continued to use the cards, the lines became much straighter and he was able to trace the letters extremely well. As they say, practice makes perfect. Repetition in writing will typically result in children who have very nice penmanship.