Learn to write cursive letters and words with this free cursive writing journal and creative cursive handwriting activities.
My daughter has made herself a goal for her second grade school year. She wants to learn how to learn to write in cursive. We’ve done a few cursive handwriting activities this summer, but have a long way to go as she learns to write letters in cursive, connect cursive lines, and write upper case letters. Then there is reading cursive handwriting which can be a difficult processing task for some kids. Forming letters on lines with smooth pencil strokes and re-trace of lines requires practice. I’ve got some fun and creative ways to learn and practice cursive handwriting to share with you. Today’s Cursive Handwriting Daily Journal is a creative way to practice letter formation and use learned letters in daily journaling.
Learn to Write Cursive with a Cursive Writing Journal
We made this Cursive Handwriting Journal to practice cursive letter formation on a daily basis. Using creative handwriting ideas are a fun way to practice letter formation. These worksheets are great for practicing cursive letter formation in a variety of ways. (Try a new creative cursive technique each day!) They also have an area to use what your child has learned in a daily journal entry. You can print off the journal along with a tips and tools sheet for creative cursive handwriting. Get yours HERE.
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Creative Cursive Tips and Tools for Learning Cursive Handwriting:
Some of our favorite ways to learn cursive writing are:
Try a few of our other ideas for practicing cursive letters:
To use the Cursive Handwriting Journal:
First, print your journal. Print off the Journal Cover, the Practice Sheets, and the Journal Entry Sheets. Print as many of these pages as you like. We have also included a printable copy of our Creative Cursive Tips sheet.
We used our journal worksheets to form a few new letters with pipe cleaners. Write the letter in the large space at the top of the page. Use a pipe cleaner to form the letter. Encourage your child to use the written letter as a guide to correctly form the pipe cleaner letter. You can create a permanently formed fuzzy letter by adding a dab of glue at the connecting parts of the pipe cleaner letters. Then, trace the pipe cleaner with your finger to further practice cursive letter formation.
This is a hands-on way to practice and learn to write cursive letters.
Next, practice writing the letter on the lines below. Encourage your child to write a few words using the letter and letters they’ve already learned. You can write a model word for them to copy.
You can then use the journal sheets to write sentences using the words that they’ve practiced and learned in cursive.
Get your Cursive Handwriting Journal and Creative Cursive Tips printable and have fun learning cursive in a creative way!
Visit these sites for more journal activities for 2nd graders:
Apple Writing Prompts and Papers from Sallie Borrink Learning
Roll It and Write! Journal Activity for Kids from School Time Snippets
Cursive Handwriting Journal from Sugar Aunts
Heart to Heart Journals from Still Playing School
Digital Journalling with Kids from Rainy Day Mum
Fall Themed Reading Journal from Look! We’re Learning!
30 Free Journal Prompts for September from Life Over C’s
Connecting Science and Writing from Planet Smarty Pants
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