Conversation Heart Letter Tracing

I’ve seen tons of fine motor skills activities on Pinterest lately. Beading projects, scissor cutting, playdough trays.  They are all great for building kids’ hand-eye coordination and muscle strength so that they are ready to write on their own later. Conversation Heart Letter Tracing is a great way to build those important fine motor skills and helps children begin learning how to form alphabet letters. It’s a simple, fun two for one.

Getting Ready

I picked up a box of conversation hearts and blank index cards at the store. (The total cost was 85 cents after tax.)  I wrote a different alphabet letter on each of the index cards and drew a small red heart and arrow at the top of each so that my son would know where to begin tracing the letter.

Conversation Heart Letter Tracing. {Playdough to Plato}

Tracing Letters

I invited my son to join me and explained that we were going to use the conversation hearts to do some letter tracing. “Where do you think we’ll place our first heart?” I asked.

My son looked carefully at the card. “Hmmm… right here?” he asked, pointing to the red heart.

“You’ve got it!” I said. “Place your first conversation heart on top of the red heart and then lay your next heart on the line right next to it.” C began tracing along the line.

Conversation Heart Letter Tracing. {Playdough to Plato}

When he was finished, C picked up a new card and started tracing it too. I always love watching him work but seeing him carefully lay the hearts side-by-side was especially fascinating because it took so much of his concentration. He loved the challenge and I loved knowing that he was one step closer to writing words on his own.

For More Fine Motor Skills Activities

Want to work on fine motor skills?  Try Squeeze Bottle Salt Writing and check out our Fine Motor Pinterest Board and Prewriting Activity Pack.

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  1. Latonya

    Malia this looks fun! A great activity for the little ones. I may use this with my new student next week. I am now following you on bloglovin.

  2. Carolyn

    This would be fun for the child to hold the heart and trace the letter too. Good idea.



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