One of the earliest fine motor writing activities that kids do in preschool and kindergarten is working up to doing prewriting. There are many different fine motor writing activities that you can do with prewriting.
I’ve made a few prewriting printables over the years and I wanted to share all of them with you. These have a variety of levels of learning with different line activities for kids to use.
They are a great way to work on different levels of prewriting for kids.
So what is pre-writing?
I remember the first time I heard the word pre-writing in school. My first through was writing a paper or starting a paper.
But for young kids, pre-writing is the skill to build to work up to writing letters and other types of writing. It also teaches the direction that we read.
You can start a lot of those skills with fine motor activities with playdough and other small motor movements. But a lot of those skills are working up to prewriting with lines. Then working on to more fine motor skills that help to do better with writing and reading later in life.
You start out with thick prewriting lines and work to thinner prewriting lines. Then to prewriting patterns that work into writing letters.
Things to use with the Prewriting Printables
There are just a few of the items we use with the prewriting printables. They are handy to have as you need them.
- copy paper
- sheet protectors
- dry erase markers
- dot marker or bingo daubers
- colored pencils
- glass gems
Prewritng Printable Sets
I have two sets for prewriting. They have a LOT of prewriting activities in two different types. You can do prewriting lines and prewriting dots.
The Fine Motor Prewriting Set has 174 pages of different types of prewriting. You have thick lines, thin lines, start and stop, prewriting patterns, tracing strips easy reader books and more. All with the idea of giving you the most prewriting activities all together!
The Fine Motor Prewriting Dot Set has 154 pages of prewriting with dot markers and q-tips. You are going to find no-prep worksheets, tracing strips, easy reader books, shapes and more. All working on early fine motor skills in a slightly different way. These are great starter area is you are not ready for prewriting lines.
Easy to Use No-Prep Prewriting Worksheets
These are simple and easy to use worksheets with a few options of prewriting in each of the printables. They come in a variety of ways to use them.
Plus you can pick the level of prewriting that your kids are at.
Prewriting Practice Solid & Dashed Printables has thick lines in a solid line and a thick dashed line for kids that need bigger lines. Plus has a start and stop for kids to use.
Prewriting Practice Printables has thin lines for kids to trace. There are several different lines to work on. There is only one line type on each page.
Prewriting Practice Dice is a fun prewriting activity with dice you roll and then write what is on the dice.
Prewriting Practice Patterns is a more complicated prewriting printable with prewriting patterns in guidelines. This is a great build up to writing letters.
Q-Tip Prewriting Printables is a wonderful fine motor activity with prewriting with small circles for kids to use q-tips on.
Prewriting Dot Marker Printables is great for fine motor development of matching the dot marker to the cirles in different line patterns.
Themed & Seasonal Prewritng Printables
These are some of the mini pre-writing activities that I have made. They are a mix of prewriting lines and prewriting in a theme. They are fun to mix up the prewriting activities. These are simple and easy to use prewriting worksheets.
These vary in line types and themes.
Planet Themed Prewriting has 6 different planets for kids to trace lines with.
Beach Themed Prewriting has a mix of thin and thick lines for kids to trace with beach themed items.
Spring Theme Prewriting Printable has both thick and thin lines to trace with loads of fun spring themes.
Easter Egg Theme Prewriting has prewriting in an Easter egg. It is a fun way to change up prewriting.
St. Patrick’s Day Roll & Trace Prewriting has two pages with a roll and trace activity. It is loads of fun to do. Plus I show you a few ways how to use the pages.
Elf Prewriting Printables are great thick and thin line prewriting with elves. You can trace the line between the elves.
Christmas Tree Prewriting has great prewriting lines in a Christmas Tree! It is fun to change these up!
Turkey Themed Prewriting Tracing Strips have fun thick prewriting lines for kids to trace.
Thanksgiving Prewriting Printables has thick and thin lines to trace with loads of Thanksgiving themes that kids will love.
Pumpkin Prewriting Printables has a collection of pumpkins with lines you can trace between. You will find thick and thin lines in this printable.
Themed Prewriting in Activity Packs
These pre-writing printables come in packs and have great themed prewriting activities. They have three types of prewriting in them. You have the themed image with thick and thin lines inside the image, prewriting no-prep pages and prewriting easy reader book! There is 31 pages of prewriting activities in each of the packs.
Each theme gives a fun way for kids to work on prewriting during different seasons and themes.
Easter Activities Pack: Prewriting has prewriting in easter eggs and getting the easter bunny to the basket.
Spring Activities Pack: Prewriting has prewriting in kites with tracing kite strings.
Winter Activities Pack: Prewriting has some fun prewriting lines in mittens. Plus the tracing the strips between the mitten pages are really fun.
Penguin Activities Pack for Prewriting has cute penguins shape prewriting with penguins waddling lines for tracing.
Valentine Activities Pack: Prewriting has a great heart theme for the prewriting and you are get the Valentines to the mail box prewriting lines.
St Patrick’s Day Prewriting has clovers with lines in it to trace and prewriting with getting the leperchaun to the pot of gold.
Space Activities Pack: Prewriting has some fun planet shape tracing plus getting the rocket ship to the planet is also loads of fun.
Summer Activities Pack has prewriting in water splashes and getting kids to the sprinklers.
Beach Activity Pack has fun shells and pails for prewriting. You can have a blast getting the shell to the pail.
Shark Activity Pack is a great way to work on prewriting in sharks. You have prewriting in a shark and getting a shark to the fish.
Book Activity Pack is a nice way to work on prewriting with a school theme. You can do prewriting on books and getting kids to books.
Apple Activity Pack has a fun fall prewriting with apples! You can prewriting in the apples and help kids get to the apple trees.
Leaf Activity Pack has fun leaves to do prewriting in and kids raking leaves.
Pumpkin Activity Pack has fun pumpkin prewriting. Youc an get the kids to the pumpkin patch or trace inside the pumpkins.
Turkey Activity Pack has prewriting in a turkey and getting the turkey to a fun disguise. It is a fun Thanksgiving prewriting theme.
Gingerbread Activity Pack has prewriting in a ginergread outline to make prewriting fun.
Animals in Winter Activity pack has animal footprints for kids to trace their lines.
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