Combining tracing and coloring, these frugal (not free) letter tracing worksheets PDF downloads provide both cognitive and mental benefits! Choose from 26 adorable letter tracing sheets, one for each letter of the alphabet.
ABC letter tracing pages are a time honored way to help kids build pre-writing skills. In fact, most of us probably remember using letter tracing sheets ourselves. The version I remember from my childhood wasn’t especially thrilling, so I tried to give traditional preschool letter tracing worksheets a makeover that took the fun factor and the learning factor up a notch.
These 26 frugal (not free) letter tracing worksheets are part of the massive 116-page letter worksheets bundle. (We’ll talk more about the letter bundle later in this post.) It’s probably obvious, but with 26 pages, there is a tracing sheet for each letter of the alphabet. Meaning there’s a sheet for tracing letter A, a sheet for tracing letter B, a sheet for tracing letter C, a sheet for tracing letter D, a sheet for tracing letter E, etc.
Each of the ABC letter tracing pages features the following:
- An uppercase and lowercase example of the letter.
- An adorable baby animal, which your kid can color.
- The animal’s name spelled out.
- Five opportunities to trace the letter in both uppercase and lowercase form.
So for example, for the worksheet for tracing letter B there’s:
- An example of the letter in uppercase and lowercase: “B” and “b.”
- A cuddly bear that your kid can color.
- The word “bear.”
- The opportunity for tracing letter “B” and tracing letter “b” five times (each).
Let’s take a closer look at these printable letter tracing worksheets as well as the cognitive and mental benefits your kid can reap by completing them….
Letter Tracing Worksheets for Tracing Letter A through Tracing Letter F
Each of the preschool letter tracing worksheets includes the opportunity to trace and color. So, for example, on the worksheet for tracing letter “C” your kid can color a cat as well as try tracing letter “C.” This tracing and coloring combo is where you get the extra bang for your buck. Tracing helps build:
- Fine motor skills.
- Pre-writing skills.
- Concentration and focus.
- Visual-spatial skills.
- Hand strength.
Coloring the animal on the tracing letter “D” worksheet (as well as all of the other pages) helps build many of those same skills but it also:
- Stimulates creativity.
- Encourages self-expression.
- Promotes relaxation.
Letter Tracing Worksheets for Tracing Letter G through Tracing Letter L
As mentioned above, coloring can also promote relaxation. (This is true for children as well as adults.) When your kid is relaxed he or she is more likely to retain information, and learning will be easier. In addition to these preschool letter tracing worksheets, other ABC related coloring opportunities include:
Plus, since your child is tracing letter “D,” tracing letter “E,” etc. he or she is reinforcing familiarity with the ABCs. That’s a lot of education packed into a single worksheet, right?
Letter Tracing Worksheets for Tracing Letter M through Letter R Tracing
If you and your child enjoy these letter tracing worksheets PDFs, you have to check out the letter worksheets bundle, which is over 110 pages of fun and games (and learning, but that last part will be our little secret). In addition to the 26 printable letter tracing worksheets, like the sheet for tracing letter “E” and the sheet for tracing letter “M,” the letter bundle includes:
- Letter Flashcards – 10 pages of flashcards with both a black and white and a color options.
- Preschool Letter Worksheets.
- Kindergarten Letter Worksheets.
- Letter Recognition Worksheets – 52 pages with a set of uppercase and lowercase letters.
- Words that Start with (Insert Letter) – 26 separate worksheets, one for each letter of the alphabet.
- ABC Chart – Available in both black and white, so your kid can add an artistic touch, and pre-colored.
Letter Tracing Worksheets for Tracing Letter S through Tracing Letter X
As already mentioned these are frugal, not free, letter tracing worksheets. As part of the letter worksheets bundle, they’re super affordable, and you get a lot of learning for your money, but if you really need free letter tracing worksheets try:
- Stencils like Free Printable Alphabet Stencils Templates and Free Printable Bubble Letter Alphabet Stencils.
- Uppercase printable free alphabet templates and free lowercase bubble letters to print.
With either the stencils or the alphabet templates, you can place a thin-ish piece of paper on top and have your child trace the letter underneath. With the stencils you can cut out each letter and have your child trace around it.
Bonus: These free printable preschool ABC worksheets may also come in handy for reinforcing the alphabet!
“Y” and “Z” Letter Tracing Sheets
Eventually your child will outgrow all of these ABC letter tracing pages from the sheet for tracing letter M to the more difficult sheet for tracing letter “g.” (By the way, did you know that the lowercase “g” is the hardest letter in the English alphabet to write?) When your child is ready for an even greater challenge, consider these more difficult alphabet and letter templates!
Oh, and tracing is not just for kids! Hobbies like calligraphy can be a guilt-free way to unwind and can even turn into a money-making side hustle. Learn how to write calligraphy here. Yep, you and your kid can enjoy tracing together! 🙂