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As we enter the season of gingerbread men and Christmas trees all around, I am having fun pulling out our fun and festive learning activities. Gingerbread is one of my favorite themes, and after how much fun we had with our Gingerbread Pre-Writing Strips, I decided to create this free Gingerbread Letter Tracing Activity. It’s sure to be a hit with your kiddos so grab your early writers and get ready for some alphabet tracing fun!
*Pair with our Gingerbread Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Gingerbread Letter Tracing Activity
To begin, decide which letters you want your students to practice (both uppercase and lowercase are included!). Print the strips out on cardstock and laminate them to make them durable and reusable all season long!
Then, grab a dry erase marker and get ready to practice letter formation! We used regular dry erase markers, but if your little writer is ready for a more pencil-like feel, you can grab skinny dry erase markers and use them instead.
How to Use the Letter Tracing Strips
The goal of this activity is to help the gingerbread man get home by tracing the letters along the “path!”
You can work with your child to guide them, or let them explore on their own.
For very early writers, you may find that they have an easier time with uppercase letters, as they consist of more straight lines and larger curves than lowercase. I typically introduce both simultaneously, however, and let kids explore all the letters.
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For my students who have had exposure to all letters, I place these letter tracing strips in a basket with markers and they work on any letters of their choice.
But depending on your children, you may choose to set only a few letters out at a time or print multiple copies of the same page if you want to focus on just a few that you are learning.
*Teacher Tip: Don’t have access to a laminator? Simply add the letter tracing strips to a dry erase pocket sleeve and your kiddos can still use dry erase markers to write with!
This letter tracing activity is exactly what you need to add some seasonal writing fun to your literacy centers!
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