When kids begin to write their letters, they need a lot of guided practice before they can write them independently, including letter formation alphabet practice. These fun Winter tracing cards shared in this post will offer two ways of using the cards, so they can easily be differentiated. Kids will pick a card and begin tracing the letters to help the polar bear get to the finish line. They are so much fun!
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Print as many cards as you will need for your group of students. You can print one set and then split the cards so that each group in class can work on a set of letters. Laminate the cards and then cut them up. Before you cut up to separate the strips (the polar bear from its path line tracing strips) – make sure that your students are able to match the letter tracing strips with the letters on the polar bear first. If they aren’t able to do this yet then just have them work on tracing their letters.
Letter Tracing Activity Cards with Polar Bears
For the easier version, show the students that they will be tracing the upper and lowercase letters shown on the path strip. Have the kids pick a strip, say the letter on the polar bear then begin tracing using a dry erase marker. Once the group has finished you can erase the strips and have a new set of students working on them.
For the more challenging version of this activity, have the strips cut apart from the letter tracing strips (guided cutting line shown on the strips). Allow the students to match each polar bear letter card with its matching letter strip and then they could begin tracing the letters. Keep going until all strips have been completed. You can easily set up this activity again and again!
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Yara from Sea of Knowledge
Founder of Sea of Knowledge, an ESL teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from. You can also find me on: Facebook and Pinterest.
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