While public schools across the country are dropping Handwriting it is still very much a part of a homeschoolers curriculum. It has come to my attention that Handwriting can become a costly endeavor for families. The choices are astounding and it seems that a new program pops up every 3-5 years or so. What does a family on a budget do?
If you cannot afford a curriculum or if the curriculum you bought no longer works for your family then you need to utilize the resources in this post! I have scoured the internet in order to find a variety of Handwriting resources to fit a variety of students needs. I have included preschool as well as a variety of font choices for Elementary students. Some free Copywork resources have been added at the end for extra resources. I hope you enjoy these and find what your child needs!
For free resources in other subject areas please check these posts out:
Alphabet Handwriting Pages-choose letter of alphabet or word that starts with specific letter like B for Bear
Animal Name Pages– cute pages with common zoo animals
Basic handwriting practice worksheets– a variety of premade worksheets from tlsbooks
Beginning Manuscript Handwriting– from Donna Young
Block Style Print– one letter per page with proper technique tips
Handwriting for Kids– alphabet, Bible, nursery rhymes, colors, numbers, shapes,etc.
Super Cute Worksheets– includes alphabet, color words, days of the week,etc
Handwriting Worksheets– variety of small, medium, large fonts with pictures of objects
133 Manuscript Handwriting Lessons– from Donna Young
Fonts similar to Zaner Bloser© handwriting fonts– a variety of pre-made worksheets from TLS Books
Fonts similar to D’NEALIAN® handwriting fonts– a variety of pre-made worksheets
Cursive handwriting practice worksheets– a variety of pre-made worksheets
Cursive Writing from UK Schools– dot and outline styles
Handwriting Practice.net– Print, Cursive, and D’Nealian includes dot sytle
Handwriting Without Tears– freebies from their site
Themed handwriting practice worksheets– a variety of pre-made worksheets
Cursive A-Z Worksheets– letters and a sentence using that letter multiple times (3rd grade)
Loads of Worksheets– by Suggested Grade K to 3rd (only 10 free per month on Basic Membership plan)
Pre-Cursive and Cursive– includes Bible, Science, Geography, and many other themes
What is Copywork?– an introduction and historical look at Copywork
Free Handwriting and Copywork Printables from Guest Hollow- ZB style manuscript, D’Nealian style print, ZB style cursive, D’Nealian style cursive, Getty-Dubay style Italic print and cursive, and *Handwriting Without Tears style cursive includes Bible verse and character traits from Guest Hollow
FREE Cursive Printables-Bill of Rights, Books of the Bible, etc. in Traditional, Modern, and Italic font styles
Bible copywork sheets-prints and cursive with trace options
Copywork from Practical Pages-nature, famous quotes, historical pages, and Sonlight
Hearts of Wisdom– FREE printable Bible verses in manuscript, cursive, or D’Nealian.
Homeschooling Copywork– from Easy Homeschooling
Manuscript Copywork– from Simply Charlotte Mason
Orthodox Church– from Paidea Classics
Walking by the Way– C.S. Lewis, Dr. Seuss, The Hobbit, President Quotes, and Proverbs
Copywork Pinterest Board– from NewBee Homeschooler
Cute Themes Writing Paper– includes custom option
Free Printable Handwriting Paper– preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and story paper
Handwriting Paper– 1.5 inch to .25 inch, blank top, name top,etc
Kids Writing Paper– super cute stationary pages
Notebook Filler and Handwriting Paper– tons of options from Donna Young
Printable Lined Paper-wide & narrow lines, story paper, writing frames from Activity Village Uk
Homeschool Free Stuff– loads of resources for handwriting, writing pages,etc.
435 Writing Worksheets– writing activities, composition, newspaper, comics, prompts
National Novel Writing Month Young Writer’s– free pdf novel workbook by grade
Worksheet Creator Programs:
Create your own Worksheets in Print, Cursive and D’Nealian Styles– be sure to check the drop boxes on the side for options list single word, sentence, or paragraph options
Handwriting Worksheet Templates– manuscript and cursive in AB, DN, HWT, LG, QBA, QCG, ZB, and Left-Hand DN
ESL Writing Wizard-D’Nealian or Zaner-Bloser, in cursive or manuscript, you should now be able to come up with something.
A to Z Teacher Stuff-Make your own printable manuscript handwriting worksheets
Spelling City Creator-D’Nealian, Cursive, and Print options
Historical Fonts and History:
Spencerian Script Handwriting– Coca-cola and Ford truck font history and resources
Cursive Handwriting– styles and their history with resource links
Educational Fontware– offers over 10 styles of font and most I had never heard of!
I know that this doesn’t even begin to exhaust all the free resources available for handwriting, copywork, and writing resources. I hope these links give you a good place to start in helping your child learn to write.
What writing style did you learn? Is it the same you are teaching your child? Why or why not? I would love to hear what everyone is doing.