These worksheets are used at our CEFA Early Learning schools for our 3 year old children (Junior Kindergarten Two), and presented only after our students have had practice with lines and curves practice sheets, immediately after the alphabet practice sheets.

If your child is not attending our schools and you would like to try these at home, make sure you follow the directions indicated on the large letters (green means start, red means stop, and the arrows will point you in the right direction. As well, encourage your child to say the number, and count the animals next to each number so they understand that each number corresponds to a certain quantity.

We teach this to our students one child at a time, as the teacher needs to observe to make sure the child is following the right directions (otherwise they are learning it and practicing it wrong, which will impact their writing skills in the future). Make sure you do the same so your child can learn to write the right way (no pun intended!)

You can download the practice sheets here.

Best Ages for This Activity

Three to Five

How to Make It

What You Will Need

  • Paper
  • A printer

Let’s Get Started!

  • Print the worksheets
  • Invite your child to practice writing
  • Give them a fine felt marker if they are beginners, because a pencil is harder for them
  • Only do a maximum of one worksheet a day
  • If your child wants to keep working, invite them instead to write the number on a sheet of paper and draw the number of objects corresponding to each number (for example, draw 3 apples for the number three). Drawing is an excellent fine motor activity to prepare your child to write.

Learning Opportunities

This activity will give your child literacy skills, as well as math language. They will learn writing skills as they trace the number and reading skills as they identify the number, as well as count the number of objects corresponding to that number, which teaches them math.

Extended Learning Opportunities

  • Count real objects. For example:
    • How many leaves does the head of lettuce have?
    • How many grapes are in this bunch?
    • How many toys are in your toy trunk?

How many fingers do we have? How many toes?