These free printable Valentine’s Day prewriting worksheets are a fun, no-prep way to help your child practice their hand-eye coordination and fine motor control. Snag four free printable pencil control line pages with a cute Valentine’s Day theme!
It’s easy to use these prewriting worksheets as a no-prep activity when you just print them out and let your child trace away. You can also make the activity reusable by laminating the pages or placing them in page protectors for use with a dry erase marker. Either way, your little one can be happily tracing just minutes from now!
If this is your child’s first time using prewriting tracing worksheets, they may do better with these Valentine’s Day trace in the path pages. The wide paths are easier to trace along than the dotted lines in this post’s set of printables.
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For more no-prep Valentine’s Day activities, be sure to grab these related free printables on The Artisan Life:
- Valentine’s Day tracing pages with images to trace and color
- Valentine’s do a dot pages
- Valentine’s Day alphabet tracing strips
- Valentine’s Day counting cards in Spanish & English
- Valentine’s Day picture bingo
How to print and use prewriting worksheets
This set has four different pages to print and trace. The first one is the simplest. The second page features zig-zag lines, the third page has wavy lines, and the fourth is the most difficult with more random lines. If you look closely, you’ll notice the dotted lines to trace are actually tiny hearts!
Let’s take a look at how to print and use these pages.
- Free printables (download information is located lower in the post)
- Paper and a printer. I recommend 32 lb bright white paper for crisp, beautiful images, especially if you’re going to make the pages reusable. This paper is also heavier and stands up better to vigorous learning.
- Laminator, dry erase pockets, or page protectors. Optional.
- 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.
- Your child can also cover the line with small manipulatives, like pompoms, using a pair of plastic tweezers.
My daughter loves having activity pages printed out her in binder. She can head over to her shelf and pull it out whenever she wants:
How to use fine motor pencil control pages
First, grab your free printables from lower down the page. You’ll see a big, blue image that says “click here to download” with a preview of the tracing pages in the upper right corner.
Print the pages you want, then laminate them or place them in page protectors, if you’re using them.
If your child is new to this type of activity, demonstrate a few lines to them. The first page is simpler with repeated lines for demonstration and practice. Demonstrate tracing from left to right.
Alternatively, you can show your child how to cover the line with small manipulatives. This can be a great choice for children who aren’t interested with tracing or who need a new activity to hold their attention. They can use anything they like, such as favorite nature treasures, small pompoms, or other manipulatives. For an added challenge, have your child use plastic tweezers or small tongs to place the manipulatives.
These tracing worksheets could also be used for scissor control practice. Start with the first, easiest worksheet and see how your little one does cutting along the lines!
Free printable Valentine’s Day fine motor control worksheets 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, etc.
You are not licensed to redistribute the files or printouts to others for their personal use. Instead, please send your friends and coworkers to this page so they can download their own copies.
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I hope your little learner enjoys these Valentine’s Day theme prewriting practice pages as much as mine does!
Be sure to grab these additional free printables for Valentine’s Day: