These free printable unicorn fine prewriting tracing pages are a fun, low-prep fine motor activity for preschoolers. Just print and play or laminate them and turn them into tracing strips for a go-bag activity that’s easy to wipe down and clean!
Like the car prewriting tracing strips I shared previously, these unicorn prewriting pages were made by special request. My daughter saw these unicorn calendar pages up on my computer and asked if I could make her something with unicorns, too.
I hope your little learner enjoys these unicorn prewriting pages as much as mine does!
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How to print and use fine motor tracing pages
Unlike the car prewriting strips, which feature a path to trace inside, these unicorn tracing pages have a rainbow dotted line to trace. This makes them a bit more challenging and gives them a magical unicorn flair.
This set has three pages with four “strips” each for a total of 12 lines to trace. The lines are a progression that goes from simple (just a straight line) to more difficult pen control paths. (Sorry the image below looks so dark – the reflection from laminated pages makes them difficult to photograph. Your pages will look much prettier in real life!)
- Free printables (download is located lower in the post)
- Paper and a printer. I recommend 32 lb bright white paper for crisp, beautiful images. This paper is also thicker than “normal” printer paper so the printables last longer. I used this paper with the printables shown in the post.
- Laminator, dry erase pockets, or page protectors. Optional.
- Paper cutter or paper trimmer, if you want to make tracing practice strips.
- Binder rings, optional for an easy go-bag activity or less mess at home.
- Crayons, pencils, markers, etc. for tracing
- Markers provide less friction and can be easier to use.
- Pencils and crayons have more friction and can provide a greater challenge. We like Honeyscticks beeswax crayons because the colors are easy to see and they’re taste-safe.
- Stabilo Woody colored pencils are another fantastic choice. They’re can be used like a crayon or a dry erase marker, and they color wonderfully.
How to use prewriting tracing strips
First, download your free printables from lower down the page. You’ll see a big, pink image that reads “click here to download” with a preview of the unicorn tracing pages in the upper right corner.
Print the pages you want. Laminate and cut pages if you want to make strips or place the sheets in page protectors if you want to make them reusable.
You can cut the pages into strips to make them easy to store in a pencil case or on a binder ring. I use my paper trimmer. I was about to cut these when my daughter suddenly decided she didn’t want them cut.
If your child is new to this type of activity, demonstrate tracing a few lines. My daughter has only done trace in the line pages before, so she wanted me to show her how to trace before taking a turn.
If your child is new to using a writing utensil, you may want to demonstrate using your index finger before introducing a marker or crayon.
(Yes, the page below upside-down because 3 year olds.)
Free printable unicorn prewriting tracing practice download
Like all free preschool printables on The Artisan Life, these are for personal and single classroom use. You are welcome to use them with Scouts groups, home school co-ops, in your own classroom, with your therapy clients, etc.
You are not licensed to redistribute the files or printouts to others for their personal use or with activities they are organizing. Instead, please send your friends and coworkers to this page so they can download their own copies.
I hope your preschooler loves these prewriting practice pages as much as mine does! Be sure to snag these additional free preschool learning resources while you’re here: