Developing pencil control skills

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On this page you will find pencil control worksheets. They all have a fun element to them. Each one helps a child learn how to control the pencil.  A skill needed for letter formation. Often people bypass these sheets thinking it is best to move straight onto writing letters. It is these types of worksheets that will make neat handwriting easier to achieve.

These activities are suitable for younger kids who are just starting to control their pencil, can write individual letters, trying to write words, sentences and paragraphs.

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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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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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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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Pirates – Lines & Shapes

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Ah hoy all pirates! By using these pirate themed pencil control sheets you will help improve essential pencil tracking skills. Track along a straight line, around a square and rectangular shaped objects. Included 5 pdf sheets. Suitable for 4 to 5 years. View preview

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Draw Kawaii faces

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Kawaii is the Japanese name for cute. Have fun with this 2 page worksheet. Let’s combine cute with the m letter pattern. This patterning helps children learn how to write the letters n, m, h and r. This practice activity still keeps learning fun. Suitable for kids aged 4 to 6. View preview

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