Are you looking for pre-writing resource for your kids? Grab this free printable There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly Tracing Activity!
Writing activities like this one are a hands-on way for your pre-writers to work on writing strokes, develop their fine motor skills, and much more!
It’s a fun resource for them to do after reading the book There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly by Lucille Colandro or another version of the story.
Before your pre-writers can learn how to form and write the letters, they need to practice using writing tools and their pencil grip.
They also need to work on making basic writing strokes including straight lines, curved lines, zig-zags, and shapes. These pre-writing strokes are building blocks for letter formation.
Tracing activities like this one are also a great way for your kids to develop their fine motor skills, hand muscle strength, and more.
Getting Ready To Use There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly Pre-Writing Activity:
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- 8 There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly Tracing Strips
What Else Is Needed:
- There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly Book by Lucille Colandro
- White Card Stock or Copy Paper
- Laminating Pouches
- Dry Erase Markers
- Dry Erase Pockets (optional)
To prepare this pre-writing activity for your preschoolers and kindergarteners, fill out the form below. Next, download and print the printables.
Then, laminate the tracing strips or place the sheets in dry erase pockets.
You can store the strips in a resealable bag with dry erase markers so this activity is easy to set-up or take with you on-the-go.
How To Use The There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly Tracing Strips:
After reading the book There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly by Lucille Colandro, your kids can use this pre-writing activity to practice writing strokes.
To begin, they will select a strip and then use a dry erase marker to trace the line from the old lady to the animal. There is one strip for every animal in the story: fly, spider, bird, cat, dog, goat, cow, and horse.
To differentiate this activity, you can have your students cover or slide along the lines with other manipulatives such as mini erasers, pom poms, or Bingo chips.
This There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly Tracing Activity is a fun, hands-on way for young learners to work on writing strokes, using writing tools, and much more!
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Do you have auditory learners that need to hear how letters are formed as they practice writing them?
Using these Letter Tracing Cards, your students will read (or listen as you read) how each letter is formed.
They will then practice writing the letter as they repeat how they are formed for multisensory learning.
Click on the picture below to learn more about this letter tracing activity!
Download The There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly Tracing Activity:
To get the tracing strips for your preschoolers and kindergarteners, fill out the form below with your name and email address.