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EASY AND FREE PRINTABLE TRACING LETTER A WORKSHEETS (WITH VIDEO)

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These FREE Tracing Letter A Worksheets will help your little ones practice their alphabet by learning one letter at a time! Try each letter tracing worksheet for each of the alphabet letters, including uppercase letters, lowercase letters and then a combination of capital letter tracing and lowercase letter tracing!

Three Tracing Letter A Worksheets with colored pencils
Free Printable Tracing Letter A Worksheets

FREE PRINTABLE LETTER TRACING WORKSHEETS FOR THE LETTER A

To print any of these free printable worksheets, simply click on the picture of the pdf document you would like to print and follow your printers instructions. These PDF files are for personal use only. If you are a teacher wanting to a pdf file for your kindergarten students please email me at hello@hsfg.org for permission for classroom use. 

CAPITAL TRACING LETTER A WORKSHEET (OR UPPERCASE LETTER A)

Tracing Letter A Worksheets - Tracing Uppercase Letter A
Free Printable Uppercase Tracing Letter A Worksheets

LOWERCASE LETTER A TRACING WORKSHEET

Tracing Letter A Worksheets - Lowercase Tracing Letter A Worksheet
Free Printable Lowercase Tracing Letter A Worksheet

UPPERCASE AND LOWERCASE LETTER A TRACING WORKSHEET

Tracing Letter A Worksheets - Uppercase and Lowercase Tracing Letter A Worksheets
Free Printable Uppercase and Lowercase Tracing Letter A Worksheets

TRACING LETTER A VIDEO

It is very important to work on proper letter formation, so I included this fun video for you to watch with your child or young children. This is a great way for you to introduce the letter A and then use the free printable worksheets below as practice. Feel free to print each letter of the alphabet for the child to practice their letters using the Full Alphabet Tracing Printables at the bottom of the page!

INTRODUCING LETTER A

Yay! It’s such an exciting moment in time when your child starts learning letter recognitionLetter A is the very first letter in the alphabet and is a vowel! There are 5 vowels and 21 consonants in the English alphabet that make up the 26 letters of the alphabet. I hope I get to join you and your little one as you are learning all about the letter A! If you are wanting to learn more about How to teach the alphabet, you’re in the right place! Tracing letters is such a fun way to introduce the letters of the alphabet! Letter A is for apples, astronaut, acorns, airplanes and avocados! 

If you have a preschooler still learning the shapes of the letters, an easy way to practice letters is through flash cards and coloring pages. Practice the letter A sound as you fling your hands in the air like the ant in these super fun and engaging flashcards from ABC SEE HEAR DO flash cards. These are my favorite because they give an action for the child to do as they say the letter sounds engaging other parts of their brain to better remember the alphabet.

Tracing letters is a great way to introduce the letters of the alphabet! Don’t forget to read books about the letter a, do some hands-on activities (Like apple coloring pages!) and crafts for your little learners, and make sure you are practicing the letter sound for the letter A. /A/ says “ah’ as in apple. 

BENEFITS OF LETTER TRACING

Letter tracing helps children refine their fine motor skills and pre-writing skills. Tracing also lays the foundation for proper letter formation, word building and even drawing. If you are looking for additional ways to build fine motor skills check out this post from The Imagination Tree: 40 Fine Motor Skills Activities. One of my favorite fine motor skills for letter A is this Melissa and Doug Wooden Alphabet Letter Lacing Cards! 

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO LEARN THE ALPHABET?

There is no RIGHT or WRONG way to teach the alphabet. Here is a list of the BEST way (in my opinion) to teach children their alphabet.

  1. Teach the name and simple sound of each letter – teach the name of each letter and its simple sound, for example, “This is the letter A and it says “ahh” as in apple”
  2. Teach uppercase before lowercase – Teach the uppercase “A” first and then once they get that down, then start teaching lowercase “a”, as well.
  3. Next teach the more complex sound of each letter – After your child can recognize both the uppercase “A” and lowercase “a” and that they both say “ah” as in apple start teaching them that it also says its name “aye” as in ape.
  4. Provide alphabet printables (get your FREE Letter B Tracing pages HERE) – This Letter A Tracing Set is a great place to start when learning your letters. Another great option for preschool learning activities is Arrows and Applesauce’s Preschool Busy Binder!
  5. Read alphabet themed books – Read books about apples, astronauts, and avocados when learning about the letter A! Read about our favorite letter A Themed Books! Books about bears, bananas, and boats when learning about the letter B!
  6. Use memory devices – such as singing the alphabet song, flashcards or memorizing a rhyme with each letter.
  7. Play games, do crafts, or make letter themed snacks utilizing all of the senses
  8. Practice through play throughout your day! – Make it a habit to point out all of the letter A sounds throughout the day as you encounter them to enrich your child’s memory and learning experience!

FULL ALPHABET WORKSHEETS YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN:

DOWNLOAD FULL ALPHABET TRACING WORKSHEETS HERE: 

Free Printable Uppercase Full Alphabet Letter Tracing Worksheets
Free Printable Uppercase Full Alphabet Letter Tracing Worksheets
Alphabet Uppercase Letter Tracing Worksheet
FREE Printable Alphabet Uppercase Letter Tracing Worksheet

FULL ALPHABET UPPERCASE LETTER WORKSHEETS

Free Printable Lowercase Full Alphabet Letter Tracing Worksheets
Free Printable Lowercase Full Alphabet Letter Tracing Worksheets

LOWERCASE LETTER WORKSHEETS

Free Printable Uppercase and Lowercase Full Alphabet Letter Tracing Worksheets
Free Printable Uppercase and Lowercase Full Alphabet Letter Tracing Worksheets

PRINTING TIPS

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As a best practice, I recommend printing in color. I know it can get expensive always printing in color if you are using a laser printer. That is why I switched over to an Epson Ecotank! It was a bit of an investment up front, but it has been worth it! I have printed over 12,000 pages (90% of that in color…mostly homeschool curriculum if you are wondering why I’m printing so much) over the past two years and I have only refilled the ink 2x! For the price of the refillable ink and how long it lasts, it is most definitely the most affordable option if you are looking to print a lot of colorful pages in the near future.

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HOW DO YOU MAKE LETTER TRACING FUN?

Use creativity with this one! Start by only tracing for small amounts of time and making sure your little one doesn’t tire easily. It’s better to try again another day than to push your child beyond their limit. The goal here is to gently learn the shapes of the letters and that only happens if you practice letters. Little learners love hand-on activities so try some of these resources as a fun way to make learning stick!

1) USE COLORFUL DRY ERASE MARKERS ON LAMINATED PAPER

Print off any of our letter tracing pages and then laminate! This laminator is what I use and has been great for the last 3 years that I’ve had it! Once it’s laminated, allow the child to use fun, colorful dry erase markers to let them trace, erase and retrace the same letters!

2) ALLOW THE CHILD TO USE SMALL OBJECTS LIKE RAISINS, CHEERIOS, OR MINI-MARSHMALLOWS TO PLACE ON TOP OF THE LETTERS 

Instead of physically writing the letters you can allow your little learner to place each small item on top of the traceable letter to learn the shape of the letter, while using fine motor skills to line up the items in the right letter-shape. Once they’ve competed the activity, they can eat the snack! Win-win!

3) YOU (THE ADULT) PLACE SMALL ITEMS, LIKE POM-POMS, ON A LETTER AND HAVE THE CHILD USE PLASTIC TWEEZERS TO PICK THEM UP AND PLACE THEM IN A BOWL.

The use of the tweezers will allow the child to do another fine motor activity that activates long term memory for this letter. Remember you can always have the child say, “A says /ah/” while doing the activity to fully engage their senses. 

4) USE A GLUE STICK TO TRACE THE LETTER, AND THEN USE COTTON BALLS TO COVER THE GLUE – CREATING A LETTER CLOUD! 

Give the child a glue stick to trace the letter. Then allow the child extra practice to use cotton balls to cover all of the glue, thus creating a “cloud” in the shape of the letter! This is one of my child’s favorite activities! 

HOW DO YOU TEACH A PRESCHOOLER TO TRACE?

Again, start with small amounts of tracing at a time. Our Free printable My First Letter A Tracing worksheet is perfect for this. 

DOES TRACING IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS?

Yes. Tracing a letter or image can help your child focus on the physical demands of writing or drawing without the worry of getting it right. It builds fine motor skills and muscle memory. 

WHY IS TRACING THE ALPHABET IMPORTANT? 

Tracing is a fine motor activity that strengthens handwriting by helping children recognize the varying shapes and sizes of each letter. 

WHAT AGE SHOULD I BEING TRACING ACTIVITIES WITH MY CHILD?

Tracing activities should not be forced – meaning being made to continue after they’ve shown signs of being done. That being said, you can start as early as your child shows the desire to learn. 

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