Early handwriting activities for kids who write with shaky lines

What early handwriting worksheets can I find here?

In this category you will find handwriting worksheets designed to develop pencil control skills. These are for children who know how to hold a pencil but are needing help to control the marks they are making on the paper.

Although it says ‘early’, there are worksheets here suitable for older children up to the age of 9.

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Draw whole & half simple shapes

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This resource will help children understand the difference between whole and half shapes. There are 6 activity worksheets, 24 opportunities to draw different shapes. Shapes are circles, ovals, squares, diamonds and more. Suitable for years 5 to 8. View preview

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Learn to draw monsters & write sentences

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Let’s combine drawing and handwriting together. Learn how to draw monsters with an easy set by step guide. Once drawn let your child use their imagination to answer 6 questions relating to every monster they have drawn. Suitable for 6 to 9 year olds. View preview

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The Gardeners Mazes – Level 1 difficulty

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Have some fun with these garden maze sheets. They’ll help your child improve pencil control. Every page asks them to draw around 4 images before completing one large maze. This is the first in the gardeners maze series. Suitable for 5 to 6 years. View preview

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The Gardeners Mazes – Level 2 difficulty

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What image will your child draw around first? On every page there are 4 fantastic garden images to draw around & 2 different mazes to complete. Each one will be improving their pencil skills. This is level 2 of the series. Suitable for 5 to 6 year olds. View preview

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The Gardeners Mazes – Level 3 difficulty

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This is the last in the series of 3 gardeners mazes. Have fun and learn to write letters. Each page asks child to complete 4 mazes and write the names of various winter, spring, summer or autumn vegetables. 4 pdf pages. Suitable for 5 to 7 year olds. View preview

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Draw constellations – Dot to dot drawing

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It is a researched fact that by doing dot to dot drawings it helps improve handwriting speed. Complete these 15 worksheets. Draw constellations from the northern hemisphere. Next completed the quiz by answering true or false facts. Suitable for 6 to 8 years. View preview

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Build a town – 8 handwriting worksheets

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Follow the directions of the construction worker to develop pencil control skills. 8 different pdf pages, every route is different. The skill is being able to keep the pencil marks between the lines without any wobbles. Suitable for 5 to 6 years. View preview

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Animal bingo – handwriting patterns

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Complete these 7 pages of letter patterns to help develop pencil control skills. This skill is needed before being able to write letters. For every correct pencil track your child will get closer to achieving animal bingo. There are 42 images to collect. Suitable for 5 to 7 years. View preview

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A to Z of animals – 26 letter writing sheets

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For animal lovers this workbook is for you. Every page asks your child to draw shapes above and below the A to Z of animal images. Next they must write the letters of the alphabet & complete the dashed outline of the animal. Suitable for 6 to 7 year olds. View preview

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Under the sea

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Under the sea has many sea creatures that await to be discovered by you. Once found your child should use a felt tip to colour the number 0-9 in the order. Or they can use a bingo dabber pen. 13 pdf pages in total. Suitable for 4 to 5 year olds. View preview

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Space travel

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Travel in space and complete these 13 worksheets developing pencil control skills. Your child will be asked to identify items in the pictures and then sequence numbers 0 to 9. They can colour it in or use bingo dabber pens. Suitable for kids aged 4 to 5. View preview

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Superhero basic patterns

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Before being able to write legible letters we need to be able to master letter patterns. Letter patterns help a child learn how to move the pencil. Use these 7 superhero worksheets to draw every pattern needed to write the alphabet. Suitable for 4 to 5 years. View preview

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