These printable alphabet tracing strips feature a cute bottle of Valentine’s hearts that are a great fit for your Valentine preschool theme. Your child will be happily tracing away and learning their letters in just a few minutes with these easy to use printables.
Tracing letters is beneficial for early learners. Tracing can help introduce the shapes and forms of letters, develop fine motor skills, and build writing confidence.
Download these Valentine’s Day letter tracing strips with uppercase letters, lowercase letters, or both on the same strip and laminate them to use again and again.
For additional free alphabet resources, be sure to download these free printable alphabet coloring pages and free printable alphabet play dough mats.
How to use alphabet tracing strips for preschool & pre-k
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Sometimes you need a quick, educational activity for your child to do right now with virtually no prep-work on your part.
Quickly and easily get this alphabet tracing activity into your child’s hands by printing them and having your child trace the letters without cutting the page into strips.
Your little learner can write with with a crayon, pencil, or marker. Markers glide more easily across the page. Crayons and pencils create more friction and are a bit harder to write with, which means they provide a greater fine motor challenge.
We personally use Honeysticks beeswax crayons (they’re all-natural and super smooth/creamy to write with) and Crayola Supertips markers (they’re fairly washable and inexpensive).
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To introduce specific letters, use a paper trimmer or a pair of scissors to cut the page into strips along the solid lines.
To make the letter tracing strips reusable: print the strips, laminate, cut into strips, and use with fine tip dry erase markers.
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You can hole punch each card in the upper left corner and thread them onto a binder ring for a fun go bag activity that’s easy to clean after trips to the doctor’s office or sticky snack hands.
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If you need more low-prep Valentine’s Day fun for your family, snag these additional freebies on The Artisan Life:
- Trace & color Valentine’s Day fine motor practice pages
- Heart templates
- Valentine’s picture bingo
- Valentine’s Day do a dot printables
- Valentine’s matching game
Free printable Valentine’s Day letter tracing strips
Like all preschool printables on The Artisan Life, these are licensed for for personal and single classroom use. You are also welcome to use them with therapy clients, as long as you are not charging specifically to do this activity.
You are not licensed to alter, sell, or redistribute the files to others for their personal use. Instead, please refer your friends and colleagues to this page so they can download their own copies.
As noted above, there are three different styles of tracing strip: lowercase letters only, uppercase letters only, and upper/lowercase letters on the same strip. All 27 pages are in one convenient PDF. Pages 1-7 are lowercase, 8-14 are uppercase, and 15-21 are the combined case strips.
I hope your little learner enjoys this low-prep learning activity for Valentine’s Day! Make sure to get these additional Valentine’s Day printables while you’re here:
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