Almost every number and letter in the alphabet is similar to another letter or number. The Letter and Number Progression worksheets combine these similarities to make handwriting easier. Beginning with the simple line and progressing to more difficult strokes, the worksheets increase in difficulty allowing the child to ease into the harder forming letter and numbers.
Each formation is written on three colored lines making up the manuscript paper. If you do not have a colored printer, be sure to choose "black" so that all of the lines print.
These worksheets are the basis for the 4 Year Curriculum letter and number learning. Not all children are ready for this and understand that these worksheets are not for beginning writers. The worksheets that I have created are for preschool and elementary students who have learned the formation and are working on the fine motor skills of keeping the letters uniform. Be sure to read Learning to Write to understand how to use these worksheets effectively. All worksheets are printable in pdf form.
Letter and numbers chants have been written on each of the worksheets to help the child learn how to correclty form each. As my kiddos write their letters and numbers, I say the chants along with them.
Line Characters - l i L I F E H T t 4 - All include horizontal or vertical lines
Circle Characters - 0 Q o l0 - Compare how the zero and "O" are the same as an oval or circle
Bubble Characters - b p 5 B 3 D 2 - These letters contain big and little bubbles.
Uppercase "C" Characters - C G O
Lowercase "C" Characters - c a d g e q
Hook Characters - j g J f q - Hook letters formed in different directions
Hump Characters - r n m h
Kick Characters - P R K k
Characters - U u 6 9 - Left over letters that didn't really fit anywhere.