Hands-on practice is a must when it comes to writing numbers. Make writing numbers a breeze for your littles with number tracing worksheets.
Learning to write can be a bit challenging for little learners.
After much practice with their fine motor skills, preschoolers will be ready to start writing numbers and letters.
But where do you start?
Looking at a number on the wall and then trying to write on a sheet is likely to be unsuccessful (and frustrating) for preschoolers.
Eliminate some of this stress by utilizing number tracing worksheets.
Too bad all stress couldn’t be eliminated this easily 😉
What are Number Tracing Worksheets
Number tracing worksheets are just what they sound like; worksheets that have numbers on them.
Your little one can use her finger or another tool to trace the numbers.
There are usually arrows on the numbers to show where to begin tracing the numbers and where to end.
Benefits of Using Number Tracing Worksheet
When preschoolers use number tracing worksheets, they can trace how the number should be written.
This helps the preschoolers to learn the process of writing numbers as well as what the numbers should look like.
Looking at a number on the wall or a whiteboard and then trying to replicate it on a sheet in front of a preschooler causes some unnecessary stress.
By giving your preschooler a sheet to trace, she is getting the practice she needs without trying to figure out how to write the number.
It may seem like you can only trace the numbers on number tracing worksheets, but that isn’t true.
Dry Erase Markers
You can put the worksheets in a page protector and have your little one use dry erase markers to trace the numbers.
Pom Pom Tracing
You can also have your little one trace the number by putting pom poms on the sheet in the formation of the number.
Small animals, action figures, chocolate chips, or linking blocks all work great, too.
Printing the number tracing worksheets at a smaller scale (like 4 to page) will make the sheets smaller.
These smaller sheets can be hidden in a sensory bin.
Once your little one pulls out the sheet, have her trace the number with her finger.
Once your little one is familiar with how to write the numbers, you can use the number tracing worksheets as a reference.
Have the sheet in front of your little one and have her try writing the number by herself in shaving cream or paint.
Grab the Free Number Tracing Worksheets
Ready to try them out? There are free number tracing worksheets in our Freebies Library.
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They help little learners practice the numbers 0 through 10, as well as the name of the number.
They’re quick and easy printables that can be slipped into a page protector to use with dry-erase markers or laminated to use as playdough mats!
The possibilities for number practice are endless!
There are so many different ways to use number tracing worksheets.
They are a valuable part of homeschooling a preschooler because they help your preschooler learn how to write numbers correctly.