I have to admit – my kids are not thrilled with having to learn ANOTHER form of writing. They already dislike print writing enough.
But there are far too many benefits to cursive for me to pass up teaching them.
Plus, they can already write – the switch to cursive is seriously simple.
So I figured some seriously simple worksheets were in order.
How to Use the 2nd Grade Cursive Writing Worksheets
If you have a 2nd grader (or even a 1st or 3rd grader) these cursive writing worksheets are perfect.
They’re designed for kids who don’t necessarily already know how to write in cursive but probably already have experience with print writing.
The trick to teaching kids cursive is to have ample practice working on the connections between letters – and that’s exactly what these worksheets are designed to do!
There is one page per letter. Each page starts with the letter at the top left big enough to finger trace.
Then there is a place to trace (with a pen, pencil, marker, etc) the letter a few times. And underneath that is a place to practice the letter without tracing.
These pages are left-handed friendly! Every word to copy is placed above the space to write it so their hand is not blocking their view.
Next, there are two words with pictures and a place to trade the word and a place to write the word.
Finally, there is a place at the bottom to copy a phrase that uses the featured letter multiple times.
How to Learn Cursive Writing
For kids who are already familiar with print writing, these pages are the perfect transition to cursive.
Most cursive letters are very similar to their print counterparts. If you can demonstrate for your kids how to connect letters, then you can use these worksheets for practice.
Need more practice with each individual letter? Don’t miss my Crazy Cursive Alphabet resource which provides plenty of practice for each letter.
How to Practice Cursive Writing
Cursive writing, like print writing, requires a bit of practice to perfect. (or at least to make legible).
The trick to practicing cursive (versus print) is working on the connections between letters.
For kids that already know how to print their letters, the only real difference is knowing how to connect them.