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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.

Preschool Worksheets

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.

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

Back-to-School Letter Sound Mats from Fun Learning for Kids

School Letter Writing Mats

Back-to-School Alphabet Matching Activity from Preschool Play and Learn

Back-to-School Letter Search Activity

You May Also Like These Morning Tubs for Preschool:

Are you looking for a new morning routine? These themed Morning Tubs are an entertaining and engaging way to start the day.

This year-long bundle of morning work includes 120 independent literacy and math activities that are perfect for children in preschool or kindergarten.

Click on the picture below to learn more about the activities 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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