Nonna's Favorite Quotes:

Nonna's Favorite Quotes: "The best way to make children good is to make them happy." — Oscar Wilde, author and poet

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

"Ape to the Apple" Activity Sheets

I'm finishing up my series of vowel activities with the sheets below. These three activity sheets will help a child develop control of their small hand muscles, commonly called fine motor skills. Developing fine motor skills helps a child make the precise movements that are necessary to form letters. These activities also work on eye-hand coordination.

I've divided the sheets into three levels: (Age levels are a general guideline. Parents should take into account their child's ability level and interest.)

  • Level 1:  (Age 2) Focuses on straight lines. Reinforces left to right to mimic the process of reading and writing letters and words.
  • Level 2:  (Age 3) Focuses on simple straight, zig zag, and curved lines, again reinforcing left to right. I recommend that you start with the Level 1 sheet first and then move on to Level 2. Being able to conquer Level 1 will give your child the confidence to try Level 2.
  • Level 3:  (Ages 4-5) More complicated line patterns. Excellent practice for children who are starting to write. Reinforces left to right. I recommend that you start with Level 1 and Level 2 sheets first before you attempt Level 3. Being able to conquer Levels 1 and 2 will give your child the confidence to try Level 3.

To Print:  Double click on sheet to open. Right click and choose Print Picture.

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3


  1. these tracer pages were exactly what i was looking for! i graduated from edinboro also!

  2. I'm glad you found what you needed. Happy I could help a fellow alumni.