My kids hated learning how to write their letters because many handwriting workbooks are incredibly boring for young children. It’s easy to lose their attention when they’re asked to practice the individual letters and simple sentences over and over again. Once my kids learned letter formation, they wanted to make lists of their friend’s names, favorite characters, books they’ve read, and favorite foods. They wanted to practice handwriting with words and sentences that were meaningful.
One of my favorite tips for teaching kids to write (either print or cursive) is to have them copy meaningful passages. This is far more interesting for them than writing boring simple sentences AND it provides additional learning opportunities that goes beyond letter formation.
50 States Print Handwriting Practice
When I was putting the final touches on An Adventure Through the 50 States, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to connect handwriting practice with learning about our 50 states. I especially had a lot of fun collecting all of the state mottos. I’m always looking for great discussion starters for my kids and these definitely hit the mark! As your kids go through the states, invite them to share their thoughts about mottos such as…
- We Dare Defend Our Rights – Alabama
- Liberty and Independence – Delaware
- State Sovereignty, National Union – Illinois
- To The Stars Through Difficulties – Kansas
- Life Free or Die – New Hampshire
- She flies with her own wings. – Oregon
What juicy conversations we can have with our kids about these!
These print handwriting practice pages use elementary sized lines with the dotted middle line. In this packet, each state has it’s own page featuring…
- the state’s name
- capital city
You’ll also find…
- 3 U.S. Flag coloring pages
- 1 blank horizontal handwriting page
- 5 blank horizontal handwriting pages with patriotic borders
- 1 blank vertical handwriting page
- 5 blank handwriting pages with patriotic borders
A total of 65 pages!
This is a perfect complement to An Adventure Through the 50 States or it can be used on it’s own.
Snag your copy by clicking on the picture below!
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