Christmas Tracing Activity {Pre-Writing fun}

Christmas tracing sheets

Tracing is a great way for older toddlers and preschool age kids to practice fine motor skills. These are important skills they’ll use when they start tracing letters and writing.

These fun Christmas tracing sheets are a perfect way to practice all December long.

Kids will love the fun pictures and not even realize it’s educational too! Grab the free printable and get tracing.

pages of christmas tracing book on white background

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This fun holiday tracing set includes 6 fun shapes on 3 pages.

Print the cover page and you can staple it together into a fun booklet where the kids can trace the shapes and then color in the rest of the item.

My daughter loves the traceable Christmas tree the most!

If you want to use it more than once simply buy some sheet protectors and dry erase pens. Kids can trace the shapes, then simply wipe away the marker and they can trace them all again!

Warning: The dry erase marker is made to come back off so it will also come off onto skin and potentially clothes. So don’t let them practice tracing in their fancy Christmas attire or when you’re not okay with cleaning off marker.

Christmas tracing for toddlers

Learning Opportunities

Fine Motor Skills

The act of tracing is great for working on fine motor skills. Tracing a line requires concentration and control of the pen.

Don’t worry if their lines are wobbly or run far away from the shape at times, they’re still learning these basic skills that seem so simple to us.

Encourage, encourage, encourage, and it will make learning fun and seem like it’s just play.

Pre-Writing Skills

Tracing also helps to develop important pre-writing skills.

For older toddlers or preschool age kids help them with their pen grip so they start learning how to hold and control the pen or crayon correctly.

Soon they’ll be ready to trace letters and then move on to actual writing!

Christmas tracing sheets

Printing your Christmas tracing pages

Click below to download the 6 page PDF file. You will need to print pages 4-6 to make the booklet and pages 3-6 if you just want the tracing pages.

They are black and white which makes them easy to print at home.

Or, you can print them off at your local Staples, FedEx Office, etc. These places will even laminate them for you if you don’t want to go the sheet protector route!

Have fun and Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Christmas tracing pictures

Visit the Christmas page for more fun holiday crafts & activities!

Christmas printable for toddlers and preschoolers

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