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Back to School Tracing Worksheets

Get ready for the beginning of the school year with fun, themed resources like these Back to School Tracing Worksheets!

School literacy activities like this one can help them learn the basic skills they will need for school, such as how to hold a pencil and write different lines.

Practicing these skills will help your preschoolers and kindergarteners get ready for the school year ahead!

fine motor activity

This pre-writing resource has 10 back-to-school tracing worksheets with themed objects including a backpack, glue bottle, notebook, bus, and school.

There are two worksheets for every object with different lines to trace so you can differentiate this activity to meet the needs of all your young learners.

You can use these preschool worksheets as morning work, literacy center, or enrichment activity for your early finishers.

Getting Ready to Use the School Preschool Worksheets:

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What’s Included:

  • 10 Back-to-School Tracing Worksheets

What Else Is Included:

For a reproducible activity:

  • Copy Paper
  • Crayons or Markers
  • Glitter Glue
  • Paint Pens

For a reusable activity:

  • Card Stock
  • Laminator
  • Laminating Pouches 
  • Dry Erase Pockets
  • Dry Erase Markers

To get these pre-writing worksheets ready for your young learners, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Next, download and print the worksheets on copy paper. Then, make as many copies as you need for your students.

Pre-writing activity

If you want your kids to reuse the worksheets, print them on white card stock.

Then, laminate the printables or place each one in a dry erase pocket. 

How to Use the School Pre-Writing Activity:

For this tracing activity, your pre-writers will trace over the lines on the school-themed pictures with crayons or markers.

Preschool Printables

They can also use paint pens, Bingo daubers, or glitter glue.

If you laminated the worksheets, they can trace over the lines using a dry erase marker. They can also cover the lines with play dough.

These back to school tracing worksheets are a simple way for your preschoolers and kindergarteners to work on writing strokes at the beginning of the new year.

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Preschool Worksheets

More Back to School Activities:

If you are looking for more back to school resources, here are some of our favorite picture books and literacy activities.

Back to School Books for Kids:

These themed books are fun to read to your preschoolers and kindergarteners at the beginning of the new school year.

School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex

First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg

If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff

Back-to-School Literacy Activities for Kids:

With these back-to-school literacy activities, your kids can work on letter recognition, sight words, and more.

Back-to-School Write the Room

School Letter Writing Mats

Back-to-School Letter Search Activity

You May Also Like The Back to School Fine Motor Activities:

Have you been looking for a way to help your students develop those essential fine motor skills? These Back to School Fine Motor Activities are just what you need!

From clipping clothespins to punching holes, your students will not only develop their fine motor skills but also work on early math and literacy skills like identifying letters and counting too.

Click on the link or the picture to learn more about all the activities that are included in this bundle!

Download the Back to School Tracing Printables:

To get the back to school tracing printables, fill out the form with your name and email address.


Monday 25th of July 2022

These are great! My favorite plan for tracing sheets, other than the obvious, is to print them on transparencies and use them on my light table with small manipulatives! Game changer!!! Thank you!

ABC's of Literacy

Monday 25th of July 2022

What a great idea!

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