Today, I have a free set of copywork pages for you. These are the types of pages my kids did when they were still in the pre-writing stages.
This set has famous sayings from Benjamin Franklin and others:
- They early bird catches a worm.
- When one door shuts, another opens.
- A friend in need, is a friend indeed.
- A stitch in time saves nine.
- A penny saved is a penny earned.
- Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- I think I can. I know I can!
- Kindness is never wasted.
These copywork pages are free to download. I plan to make some new sets in the Fall (2017). Let me know if they are helpful (or if you have something specific you’d like down the road).
Handwriting: When my kids were learning to write, we used Handwriting Without Tears. That worked really well for us. My First School Book (affiliate link) is for PreK. My Printing Book (affiliate link) is the next in the series for kindergarten or grade 1 – it shows them the steps for forming the letters. This series really helps explain how to form the letters – magic c… up like a helicopter… etc.!
This post has links to some videos that show how to form some of the letters properly: Preschool at Home: Handwriting
Drawing and Copy Work: Just want to add that at this age, we also *really* loved the Draw, Write Now books. They come in all different kinds of themes and I think in the end we wound up getting four or five of them. A few titles include from the Draw Write Now series: On the Farm, Christopher Columbus, Autumn Harvest, Native Americans, North America, Pilgrims, Animal Habitats (on land, ponds and rivers, ocean) (affiliate links) These books have instructions for drawing various pictures and include copy work as well. We’ve gotten a lot of use from these (my 3rd grader still uses these from time to time).
PreK-K Printables, Montessori 3-Part Cards and More! I tried to highlight some of the resources we have on the blog in this post. You’ll find Montessori 3-part cards, geography, science and math printables and more. Many of these printables are free. Hope you find something helpful here!
Math Challenge Packet for Ages 4 to 6 – FREE! When my daughter was young (K4), I had a hard time finding material that was right for her level. I made a lot of her own worksheets. I re-did one of those packets (with better graphics!). This one has problems like counting, simple graphs, filling in missing numbers, number matching (skip counting by 10s) and others.
Math Ladder Game (Free Printable) A game for practicing math facts.
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