Help your children or students work to improve their writing skills with this fun Earth Day cursive handwriting printable! This is also a great way to discuss the upcoming Earth Day and how your child can do her (or his) part in keeping the planet clean!
When learning cursive, this free printable is the perfect place to start! Easy to print, easy to trace, and simple to complete! Perfect for grades 3-5!
When it comes to learning cursive, it can be overwhelming initially for the kids. This is where having a themed printable can work out well!
You can show the kids the importance of Earth Day while letting them work on their writing skills simultaneously.
What is the learning benefit of this printable?
The best part about this printable is that it focuses on Earth Day! And then, once the kids get excited about learning more, they can use their skills to work on cursive writing simultaneously.
Once they get the hang of it, they can easily start working on writing cursive words out on their own!
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This printable is one sheet, free to print and use! You can even laminate it so the kids can repeatedly work on their cursive skills!
This is the perfect way for them to work on writing cursive to get the hang of how to hold their pen or pencil and make those loops and connections.
Fun Ways to Use this Printable:
Don’t forget that a printable is more than just a printable! You can use this learning activity to launch into something new and unique.
Here are some fun ideas to get you started.
Write a story in cursive
This might not happen immediately, but after practice, see if the kids can write a story using cursive writing.
Have them write about Earth Day and create a story meant to help and guide others on ways to help our Earth.
The great thing about printables is that you can take them with you no matter where you are! If it’s a nice day, go outside and let the kids do their work!
Spread out a blanket, pack a picnic, and let them have fun learning in the great outdoors. There’s no better way to spend Earth Day than being in it!
Write a letter in cursive
Forget about emails for a moment! Have the kids write a handwritten letter to someone in the family. Have them do as much of the letter in cursive as possible, and then head out the door to mail it!
This is a fun way to share their new writing skills while staying in touch with loved ones.
These Cursive Martin Luther King Handwriting Worksheets are also great for learning resources for kids!
Is it hard for kids to learn how to write cursive?
When learning cursive handwriting, many children find the task daunting. Cursive writing looks distinct and fashionable but is more complicated than standard print letters.
It’s easier for younger children to learn to write print letters because they have developed more mature motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
On the other hand, cursive requires movements and techniques that can require up to two months of practice for some students.
Despite this challenge, devoted practice and attention can help kids master the complexities of cursive writing in a relatively short period with the guidance of a good teacher.
What are the easiest cursive letters to write?
Some of the various letter forms in cursive are especially easy for beginners or those seeking a refresher course.
For example, most lower-case letters such as ‘a’ and ‘o’ are simple introductory curving strokes with few extra flourishes; these letters naturally lend themselves to the curves and loops of cursive.
Another basic but effective letter is the upper-case ‘S,’ which can be formed quickly with just one fluid motion of the pen, making it a breeze to include in any cursive text.
Once you have mastered these accessible alphabet forms, you can move on to more complicated (but equally satisfying!) characters such as ‘J’ and ‘v.’
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