FREE Pumpkin Letter Tracing

Fall is the perfect time to add pumpkin themed learning to your preschool and kindergarten classroom! Practice uppercase and lowercase letter formation and writing skills with our free printable pumpkin letter tracing cards.
FREE Pumpkin Letter Tracing - these alphabet tracing strips are perfect to help preschool, prek, kindergarten, and first grade kids practice making alphabet letters with a fun fall / october theme. (Write & Wipe)

Pumpkin Leaning Activities

Alphabet Tracing

This set of free printable pumpkin letter tracing cards includes 26 uppercase and lowercase dotted letter cards.

alphabet tracing for preschool, prek, kindergartren, first grade for fall or october

Print the set from the file below on cardstock and laminate. If you are not going to laminate, use plastic page protectors to make the activity reusable when using dry erase markers. Cut the cards apart, add dry erase markers and an eraser, and you're ready!

Place all of the cards in a tray or basket.

Choose one card at a time. Working from the pumpkin to the wagon, trace each letter. Practice starting from top and pulling down or curving up and around. Forming each letter correctly while practicing encourages writing skills to continue to be correct during other writing times.

I like to use the pumpkin tracing cards in a small group. With my little learners I will have each child pick a card and identify the letter. Before using a dry erase marker, we all practice tracing the uppercase and lowercase letter on the card and in the air.

letter tracing to help kids practice making alphabet letters in October in preschool, prek, kindergarten, first grade

After practicing, I show the group how to hold the tracing card with one hand while tracing the letters with the dry erase marker with their dominant hand. It's never a race to finish first with tracing cards. Instead, taking the time to form the letter correctly matters more!

Erase the tracing card and pick another. Keep tracing each letter.

For beginners, it may be beneficial to begin with the letter tracing cards that are in the child's name and not all 26 cards.

To add extra fine motor skills to this activity, add small buttons or beads to this activity. Add one mini button at a time to build each letter on the cards.

Download the pumpkin letter tracing cards and get this low prep activity ready!

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Nicole Alphabet Printables ContributorNicole is a former Kindergarten teacher who now uses her Early Childhood Education Degree in her preschool classroom! She keeps her preschoolers engaged with simple (sometimes messy!) play ideas that encourage hands-on learning. Find more of her educational activities and printables at Modern Preschool.

Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.