You asked and we listened. Printable writing worksheets for preschoolers and writing prompt pdf are here. Writing is an important part of a child’s education. What they learn as a child and how they learn it will stick with them throughout the rest of their lives.
Preschool students are just learning the fundamental concepts of writing, such as letter recognition and letter formation. While they may not be able to write a three-sentence journal entry, that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start teaching them about writing and expressing their feelings through the written word.
To help support you in your efforts to provide children with the writing skills they need, we offer you the following free writing resources. Some of the resources are writing worksheets and others are printables. We also share a link to our favorite writing worksheets resource for preschoolers.
If you need fun ways to support your child’s writing skill development, you have come to the right place. We welcome you and hope you enjoy the resources on our blog.
Writing Worksheets for Preschoolers Printables
More Free Preschooler Writing Resources
How to Teach Preschoolers to Write (This is where you can find the prompts from the printable pdf and discover even more great writing information for your preschool-aged child.)
The preschool classroom is the perfect place for young children to socialize, play, and pretend — but it also needs to be a place where children set the foundation for the rest of their education.
These fun activities will show you how to teach preschoolers to write so they are ready, prepared, and excited for kindergarten.
While it’s true most young children won’t begin fully reading and writing until they are in kindergarten or first grade, it’s still important to begin practicing early writing skills long before they head off to school.
Children can begin developing their early writing skills as early as 2 or 3 years old. These activities can help parents, educators, and caretakers get started.
Most likely, your child won’t even realize you are working on their pre-writing skills with these innovative activities. They will simply be having fun while their mind and body work together to form the solid foundation that will be necessary to write clearly and effectively once they begin school.
More Printable Early Writing Worksheets Discover some fabulous resources brought to you by K-5 Learning.
And check out these 11 Surprising Skills Children Need to Learn to Write Successfully.
Writing Help & Tips
Use the tips below to improve the writing process for your young writer and help to keep them engaged.
1. Writing Is Important
Show your preschooler why writing is important. You can do so by modeling the importance of writing. For example, when you write stuff down do so in front of your child.
You can make this more powerful by reading out-loud what you are recording as you are writing it. Explain the value writing offers in the situation. Do what you can to help your child see the value of writing.
2. Proper Writing Tools
Be sure your child has the proper writing tools. This means the correct writing paper for your child’s age. The paper could have very wide lines, no lines, traceable letters…
Children also enjoy writing with their very own “special” crayons, pencils or markers. You could make getting your child’s writing tools a big deal. Let your preschooler know their writing tools are valuable. After all, they support her learning a vital life skill.
3. Easy Access to Writing Tools
Leave plenty of paper, crayons, markers, and pencils around for your child to use whenever they are feeling creative. Encourage your children to draw and scribble as much as they want to.
4. Encourage Writing (or Pre- Writing Skill Building)
Encourage your youngster to write (or play or pretend to write). Ask them to trace the letters of their first name. Have them complete an alphabet puzzle. Or draw bubble letters and encourage your children to try and write within them. Get creative and make pre-writing and writing practice fun and playful.
5. Make Learning Writing Fun!
Learning to write doesn’t have to be a hassle or boring for children, rather you can make it fun. When learning any new skill it has to interest and engage them.
You could play games together that involve writing. For some ideas, check out our post on 15 Toddler Activities to help develop pre-writing skills.
6. Reward Your Child’s Writing Efforts
When you are offering writing help for preschoolers it is important you reward your child when they do a great job. It could be with a favorite food of theirs or a toy or a special trip to the grocery store to buy their favorite snack. The reward could even be a new pack of markers and crayons.
Remember, when teaching writing, you and your child can have a great time. You’re learning and laughing together. Plus, you’re making fun memories that will last a lifetime
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Until next time, keep on practicing those writing skills with your preschoolers…
Journal Buddies Jill
creator and curator