Pencil Control Worksheets

Pencil Control Worksheets provide preschool and kindergarten students with a variety of fine motor, and pencil exercises. These pages and activities promote and develop increased pencil control in 3, 4, and 5-year-old students. With a variety of designs and topics, there’s sure to be something for everyone! The best part about these activity pages and printables… they are FREE! Check out our full Pencil Control Bundle to get your students excited about learning and growing their fine motor skills!

What is Pencil Control?

Pencil control refers to the ability to hold and manipulate a pencil during handwriting tasks with a functional grasp. It includes sensory processing, visual motor, and fine motor aspects such as finger strength and appropriate pressure applied to the paper with the pencil. Controlled pencil movements require this functional grasp and the ability to write letters with changes in direction at a speed that is developmentally appropriate and automatic. Learn more about how to teach pencil control here.

Pencil Control Worksheets

The following pencil control worksheets provide your students with a variety of patterns and paths that move from left to right. These pages help students improve fine motor control, pencil grip, as well as practice left-to-right movements. These work best inside a page protector with a brightly colored dry-erase marker. That way students can easily see their own line, and can practice again and again. If you find the markers move to “fast” for students, print a few versions for use with colored pencils. This will increase the friction on the page for additional control. Find more line tracing worksheets here.

Pencil Control Paths Preschool

Make pencil practice fun for your little ones with this free printable. Students follow straight lines, zig-zag lines, curvy lines, wavy lines to practice a variety of pencil movements. This requires students to work slowly and carefully to stay within the lines of each path.

Pencil Control Paths Ages 3 + 4

This pencil control worksheet is perfect for parents and teachers looking to help their little ones develop fine motor skills and pencil control. With engaging activities designed for young learners, our worksheets make pencil practice fun and effective.

Preschool Pencil Control Paths

Help your child build the foundation they need for success in writing and other fine motor activities when using this printable activity page. Our pencil exercises and activities are designed to improve pencil control and develop fine motor skills in a fun and interactive way.

Pencil Control Patterns Kindergarten

This pencil control worksheet includes dotted tracing lines for students to trace. Each line features a unique zig-zag pattern that will help your student learn to make sharp turns and adjustments as they follow the patterns.

Advanced Pencil Control Patterns

This pattern pencil control page is designed to help your little ones develop fine motor skills and pencil control with smaller movements. We’ve included a variety of tracing lines to follow including wavy lines, waves, zig-zag patterns, and more.

Incomplete Pencil Control Paths

Once your students have mastered tracing lines, try these incomplete paths for more of a challenge. Students are asked to identify the pattern and to help complete the path across the page. Dots are provided as simple guidelines to help.

Pencil Control Shape Worksheets

Our pencil control worksheets and activities are designed to improve pencil control and build fine motor skills, helping your child develop the skills they need for success in writing and other fine motor activities. These pre-handwriting exercises will give your child a head start in writing during preschool and kindergarten. For more shape tracing see our free printable shape tracing worksheets.

Pencil Control Stars, Hexagons, & Rectangles

These worksheets focus on developing fine motor skills through engaging pencil exercises and activities. These printables are designed to help your little ones practice their pencil control and develop the skills they need for success in writing and other fine motor activities. 

Pencil Control Worksheet: Triangle, Oval, Circle, Square

With a variety of fun and interactive activities, our worksheets make pencil practice enjoyable for early learners. Give your child the tools they need for success with our collection of preschool and kindergarten pencil control worksheets.

Pencil Control Worksheet: Diamond, Heart, Rectangle, Star

Looking for ways to help your little one build fine motor skills and develop pencil control? This printable page is the perfect solution! With engaging activities designed for young learners, our worksheets make pencil practice fun and effective.

Rhombus, Pentagon, Octagon, Trapezoid Pencil Control Worksheet

Help your child develop the skills they need for lifelong success with our collection of preschool and kindergarten pencil control worksheets! Our activities are designed to build fine motor skills and improve pencil control in a fun and interactive way.

Pencil Control Maze

Check out these adorable pencil control mazes. This full sheet of mazes provides preschool and toddler learners with a variety of designs to improve fine motor coordination and pencil grasp control.

Pencil Control Cards

Pencil control cards make the most engaging fine-motor work stations! Grab these four cards for student practice during small group or independent work or play times! They are sure to love them!

Pencil Control Pictures & Activities

When students have mastered tracing lines, and tracing shapes, you can introduce them to our pencil control pictures! This is a great way to bridge the connection between the various lines they’ve been learning to pictures of items they are familiar with. Try our free preschool tracing pictures for more. Soon your students will be well on their way to drawing! You can build their drawing skills with our Directed Drawing Bundle.

Fish, Sun, Flower Pot, Flower Pencil Control Page

Give your early learner a head start in writing and other fine motor activities with our free, printable preschool and kindergarten worksheets. Our pencil exercises and activities are designed to help your child develop pencil control and fine motor skills in a fun and engaging way.

Pencil Control Dinosaur Worksheet

Who doesn’t love a dinosaur?! We know your students will love these dinosaur designs and you’re going to love the fine motor control that they are developing!

My First Pencil Control Booklet

My First Pencil Control Booklet is going to get your students SO EXCITED for learning! Not only will it help your students practice pencil grip and pencil control, but the students will also have a wonderful take-home to show their families all of their hard work!

Pencil Control Alphabet & Number Printables

The following pencil control printables feature leters and numbers for your students to trace. We recommend teaching uppercase letters first, as they are easier to trace; having similar features of straight lines, and wider curves. Once children master the uppercase alphabet, try the lowercase alphabet, which requires much shorter strokes, tighter curves, and dots. Find more pre-handwriting worksheets here. Are your students doing well with these worksheets? Take your students’ writing skills to the next level with our Preschool Writing Prompts!

Pencil Control Alphabet Letters

Practicing letter writing with preschool or kindergarten students? Start with the uppercase alphabet. These letters require simpler straight lines with wider arc on each curve.

Pencil Control Alphabet Worksheet

Free printable lowercase letter tracing worksheet for students who are building pencil control skills. Lowercase letters have more variation, smaller strokes and tighter curves.

Pencil Control Numbers

Let’s practice writing our numbers! Kindergarten students are sure to improve their number writing when using this free printable pencil control worksheet!

Pencil Control Activities

Ready to capitalize on the growth and development your students are making with their small motor muscles? Our Pencil Control Bundle has everything you need! You’ll have hundreds of differentiated, daily exercises that build fine motor while having fun. Get ready for your engagement levels to go through the roof and find out why teachers and homeschooling families LOVE our products. Click Here

Comments (4)

  • AC Reply

    This is fabulous!! I am so excited to use this in my self-contained classroom. Thank you for making it free 🙂

    June 8, 2023 at 8:04 am
  • Jennifer Reply

    These are great resources for my kindergarten class this year! Thank you!

    August 1, 2023 at 5:59 am
  • Elizabeth Pomeroy Reply

    My Life Skills classroom truly needs these. Thank you so much!

    October 23, 2023 at 11:08 am
  • Lisa Reply

    Thank you so much for your generosity. Homeschooled became much easier!

    January 18, 2024 at 8:05 pm

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