Inside: Lucky Charms St. Patrick's Day Tracing Printables set for preschoolers and kindergarteners. Learning to write and trace the alphabet is an important first step towards writing, these printables will keep it fun for your kids!
Tracing worksheets are a great tool to use when you're teaching your children how to write. Learning by tracing is a great way to work on those fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination required to write independently. Kids will work on the hand and wrist muscles they need for writing later.
I love these cards because they have all the colors of the rainbow, fun shapes they can relate to their favorite marshmallow cereal, AND learning. All in one cute printable.
It's hard to imagine a more perfect set of St Patrick's Day tracing printables. If you're ready to grab yours now, head on over.
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How to Prepare St Patricks Day Tracing Printables Cards
When I'm introducing a new printable to my children, I like to make sure everything is put together nicely beforehand. I don't want them to be pulling things out of the printer, not knowing what to do with their hands while they wait, or eating markers (don't ask me how I know this).
Put everything together well ahead of time.
I have fallen into impatience a lot with my children, so when I feel frustrated or angry with them, I remind myself to take a deep breath and give them the tools they need to succeed. When I react with anger they learn that and then act that way.
So remember, they're just excited kids who want to learn.
Here is what you'll need:
Laminating these printables will keep them around longer, and make them reusable. So they can trace letters all day if they'd like (my children LOVE this) they also love just coloring in the marshmallows when they're done.
The scissors aren't necessary. You can cut these yourself, and then you won't need to even let them have scissors.
Fill a sensory bin with Lucky Charms, and then have your child find a letter in their sensory bin, then trace it on their tracing sheet!
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How to Use Your New Tracing Printables
When I created these, the intention was for children to use a dry erase marker on laminated sheets.
You can do this, or you can find other ways to use it, like I mentioned above. Sensory bins are a great way to add a small challenge to finding all of the letters. If your child is comforable with sensory play, this is so fun.
Another sensory thing is shaving cream. Take your letter flashcards, and put them in the bottom of a baking dish and cover with shaving cream. Have your child find the letters! Wiping off the shacing cream is such a silly and squishy way to learn. We have also used shaving cream to write letters in baking dishes (or just right on the table!)
More Fun Ways to Talk About the Alphabet with Your Preschooler
There is no better way to teach your children than through play. It's as simple as that, the experts all agree that preschool aged children learn the best while playing, so let's use that to learn more about letters
Here are a few simple games you can play:
We love letters in our house and are always looking for more ways to learn about them and talk about them. Do you have any tips?
Leave them below in a comment so I can try it!
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What Will Kids Learn by Tracing?
Fine motor skills are an important set of skills your child will work on and learn with tracing.
Working on those prewriting skills muscles are an important task for preschoolers and young students. Correct hand placement is something you can work on with your child.